Located on the southwest side of the city, Chicago Lawn is a multi-ethnic working class community determined to stop the downward spiral of disinvestment and urban decay, and to create an attractive, safe and inviting place to live for families from many backgrounds. Today, African-Americans and people of Mexican and Arab descent are purchasing homes in the area, becoming a part of existing institutions and supporting new types of organizations and businesses.
News and articles
A safe place to play 2/19/2013
Health and fitness are significant issues in neighborhoods throughout the city, rich and poor alike. In Pilsen, Little Village, Brighton Park, Woodlawn, Chicago Lawn and South Chicago, neighborhood organizations, with LISC Chicago and NCP, will soon embark on another season of PlayStreets, in which streets are temporarily closed to traffic to allow residents to participate in organized fitness activities.
Purchase pool drives quantity discounts 1/16/2013
Businesses in Chicago Lawn and West Lawn have formed a pool to purchase basic services that’s saving them thousands of dollars and reaping a small profit for Greater Southwest Development Corp., which organized the pool -- and encourages its counterparts in other communities to follow suit.
Raising up teachers in your backyard 11/21/2011
'Grow Your Own' grads can tell students: “I went to this school. I sat in your seat.”
- Foregoing foreclosures 9/8/2011
- Points of light amid foreclosure funk 8/2/2011
- 10 Commandments of a good community tour 2/1/2011
NCP Foreclosure Response Fund:
Lessons learned, more work ahead 11/19/2010
Southwest Organizing Project
2609 W. 63rd St. Chicago, IL 60629
(773) 471-8208 phone
(773) 471-9008 fax
Maps and data
Chicago Lawn boundaries