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New Divvy Bike Share Stations Coming to West Humboldt Park
West Humboldt Park residents will soon have another way to get around the neighborhood and take trips to other parts of Chicago. The City of Chicago recently made the announcement that the Divvy Bike…
Summer PlayStreets Events & Block Club Parties in West Humboldt Park
The West Humboldt Park Development Council organized three PlayStreets events in partnership with Gads Hill Center and Block Club Network members for the West Humboldt Park community during the…
West Humboldt Park Development Council Revealing of Banners on Chicago Avenue
The West Humboldt Park Special Service Area #63 (SSA), in partnership with Neighborhood Housing Services and the West Humboldt Park Development Council (WHPDC) installed 44 banners along Chicago…
Villa Summer Jam Block Party
On Sunday, June 23, Villa Chicago, 107.5 W.G.C.I. and Alderman Walter Burnett of the 27th Ward presented the Pre Summer Jam Block Party Against Violence: Peace in The Street event at The Kedzie…
WWP Partners with Medill to Discuss Austin Drug War
The Westside Writing Project and the Social Justice News Nexus, a new journalism project at Medill - Northwestern University are hosting a community event in Austin on Friday, July 25! It is focused…
RFP issued for Security Services for West Humboldt Park SSA #63
The West Humboldt Park SSA #63 is seeking a full-service security services company to provide security services in the West Humboldt Park Special Service Area (SSA) for the West Humboldt Park…
Attend the 15th Annual Ceasefire Peace Festival in Kells Park!
Annual CeaseFire Peace Festival on Friday June 6th at 4PM at Kells Park, 3201 W. Chicago Avenue (Chicago Ave. & Kedzie)!
City Officials Praise Safe Passages at Community Forum
On March 25th, 2014, police commanders (14th, 12th, and 11th district), city alderman (1st, 26th, 27th wards), and CPS officials all proactively met, without the presence of the media, to help…
Gang Prevention
Crime in Humboldt Park can be lowered simply through pick up games in the park.
Move towards Restorative Justice in Humboldt Park
The Humboldt Park community has gone through a lot of change within the last decade including a decreasing crime rate. To continue the decrease in crime and better the community policing must place…
The Safety of Our Children
What are the Safe Passage signs and routes really doing for our community?
A Safe or Vulnerable Passage: Perceptions of Safety
At one point, there were nine elementary schools in the Humboldt Park Neighborhood. With the recent school closings, there has been a raise in fear and anxiety about the safety of school children.…
How My Impression About The Humboldt Park Neighborhood changed
How a visit to Humboldt Park changed one person's perception of the neighborhood.
Can We Stop Crime?
A logical proposal to help reduce crime in Humboldt Park.
Decreasing Crime Rate Across Humboldt Park
Humboldt Park is far from the violent community that it is often perceived as. At some point Humboldt Park was one of the most dangerous places in the city but the crime has drastically decreased…
Safer Streets for All
Decline in crime in the area allows people to feel much safer!
Silence is Violence: The Journey of Saving our Streets
Community Organizations working together to prevent crime, reduce the violence, and make the Humboldt Park environment a much safer one to live in.
Free Healthy Halloween Event in West Humboldt Park
Are you looking for a FUN, SAFE, and FREE Halloween Event? Well, look no further! The West Humboldt Park Development Council presents Healthy Halloween 2013.
Chicago Plays! Playground Replacement Program Provides New Playground Equipment in West Humboldt Park
The West Humboldt Park Development Council (WHPDC) and The Kells Park Advisory Committee (KPAC) submitted four applications requesting playground equipment replacements as part of the Chicago Plays…
Humboldt Park Safe Passage featured on Chicago Tonight
With two weeks before school begins, Bickerdike leader Magdalene Thurmond and Alderman Moreno are interviewed on Chicago Tonight regarding the Safe Passage program in Humboldt Park.
Volunteer for West Humboldt Park Summer PlayStreets Events!
Summer PlayStreets 2013 is an initiative, which aims to activate city streets and outdoor public spaces to promote physical activity and safe play spaces for children and adults. As part of the…
Highlights from the Westside Writing Project News Show on CAN TV-21
WWP students Gwen Pepin and Richard Marion recently wrapped up their latest run on CAN TV hosting the Westside Writing Project New Show. Here are some hot topics they covered and highlights from the…
Tips for a safe 4th of July
The 4th of July holiday is not only a celebration of our country's freedom, but also a celebration of the joys of summer. Fun can quickly turn if you're not careful.
Polaris Peace Fest & Day of Peace
Seventh grade students at Polaris Charter Academy are working with Westinghouse High School Seniors, stakeholders and residents in the West Humboldt Park community to stop the killing in the City of…
CeaseFire Community Monitoring Program
Help play an important role in violence prevention with CeaseFire!

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