North Lawndale Stakeholders Plan for the Future

A Community-Driven Planning Process to Revive North Lawndale

North Lawndale, Chicago—(ENEWSPF)—March 25, 2016.  The North Lawndale Community Coordinating Council (NLCCC) will kick off the second phase of its comprehensive community planning process by hosting its first Annual North Lawndale Community Planning Conference on Saturday, April 16, at DRW College Preparatory High School, 931 S. Homan Avenue, Chicago. The conference will start at 11 a.m. and go until 3 p.m.  Over 200 community stakeholders are expected to participate, including elected officials, heads of public agencies, local residents, leaders of community-based organizations, students and educators, business owners and faith-based leaders.

This is the first comprehensive planning effort for the North Lawndale in over 50 years, and the community’s very first planning conference ever.  The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) will provide an overview of the comprehensive planning process as it relates to the physical environment, and then will facilitate a workshop to guide the community through a discussion of strengths, weaknesses and opportunities that the planning process could bring. Members of NLCCC will facilitate breakout sessions to identify community needs and develop very high level goals and objectives within various quality of life sectors.  There will be activities for children ages 3-12; youth ages 13-18 and adults.  Admission is free event and lunch will be provided. To register or for more information, visit, or call Dorine Poole at 773-826-1636.