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18th of May 2020

“There’s No Place Like Home” in Humboldt Park

After almost a year of work, on Friday, May 15 Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation hosted an unveiling of the There’s No Place Like Home mural broadcast through Facebook and Instagram Live. (view video here) Over one hundred and twenty years ago, L. Frank Baum lived in Chicago, on the corner of Wabansia and Humboldt Boulevard when […]


12th of May 2020

Bickerdike wins Chicago Neighborhood Development Award

Bickerdike has been awarded The Polk Bros. Foundation Affordable Rental Housing Preservation Award for our West Town Housing Preservation project by the Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards!


24th of March 2020

Need Food? NFPN Food Resources Guide

Are you in need of fresh produce, nonperishable food, or a hot meal? Do you know someone experiencing unemployment or hunger as a result of the Coronavirus crisis? The Northwest Food Partners Network Food Resources Guide is a record of all food pantries, free hot meal sites, and produce mobile locations in the neighborhoods we […]


19th of March 2020

FREE Spring Break Camp: Girls Build!

Girls Build: Affordable Dream Homes In this camp, the girls will work through the design process to create their dream houses, while taking into account real-world issues like sustainability and affordability. Participants will learn sketching, computer modeling and 3D model-making. The camp concludes with the girls presenting their models at a final showcase. Girls Build! […]


6th of February 2020

Community TV Network offers a Video Apprentice Opportunity

Like making movies? Want to learn how? Community TV Network can help! CTVN and After School Matters are offering a Video Apprentice Opportunity for youth with a passion for videography. This program is a great opportunity for youth that is looking to get their foot in the door of filmmaking and television! We want to […]


8th of November 2019

CTA Helps Individuals Break Poverty Cycle through Cleanslate Partnership

Summary Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) is working to help Chicagoans break the cycle of poverty by linking people to training and job opportunities. As part of its workforce development efforts for the Red and Purple Modernization (RPM) Phase One Project, CTA has partnered with Cleanslate, a social enterprise of workforce development agency Cara. Cleanslate helps […]


30th of October 2019

Know a Child Who Could Benefit From a Mentor?

Many underprivileged kids haven’t ventured outside their neighborhoods. Friends First wants to change that! Our mentor outings range in visits to art museums and strolls on college campuses to simply playing Frisbee in a park. By connecting with a trusted adult on meaningful, fun-filled outings, a child can develop a better vision for his or […]


16th of October 2019

Bickerdike: ¡No se Vende! Here to Stay

You can be part of that work by becoming a Bickerdike member. Our members still make up our largest decision-making body. At our Annual Membership Meeting, they have the opportunity to be involved and engaged in guiding our direction. Members also participate in the election of the open term seats for the Board of Directors, vote on Advisory Resolutions, and be updated on our current and future work.


14th of October 2019

La Casa Norte’s Community Cafe

Join us for a free and healthy meal in community prepared by our professional chef, Martin Ashton (Lakeview Pantry). Our Community Café is set up like a restaurant so community members can make new connections in a welcoming environment. Previous meals have included BBQ ribs, cauliflower mashed potatoes, mac n cheese, and more! Be sure […]


18th of September 2019

Impact Culinary Training application open

Impact Culinary Training is now accepting applications! Impact is a 12-week culinary skills training program for young adults that takes place at The Hatchery (135 N Kedzie). Impact Culinary Training: Class will begin November 4th. Priority application deadline is September 27th! Impact is open to Chicago young adults ages 16-24 and includes an 8-week classroom […]