Skip to main content

We are a community-building organization of dedicated residents and allies working together to develop leaders and create opportunities and programs that build a vital Garfield Park community. 

Organizers share children's books at the Fresh to School event organized by Earth's Remedies, La Shone Kelly passes out PPE and COVID-19 resources to seniors in West Garfield Park, volunteers help install new garden beds at the Fulton Street Flower and Vegetable Garden, and Angela Taylor displays fall produce at the Garfield Park Neighborhood Market.

Support Garfield Park

We thank our neighbors and partners for supporting Garfield Park and the West Side. We are grateful for our network, and our team has worked hard to do our part in offering vital emergency relief during this difficult year. Through all of the challenges, we have seen the strength and endurance of the Garfield Park community. We will continue to share resources and referrals with our neighbors. Please consider supporting our work in Garfield Park.

Make a Donation »

COVID-19 Resources

New rental assistance grants will be available in May 2021.

Grants will be made on the State, County, and City levels. Visit chicookilrenthelp.org to find the program that works best for you.

Vaccines:
Visit chicago.gov/COVIDVax for city-wide updates and our COVID-19 resources page for West Side resources. 

COVID-19 Resources »

Shop Our Virtual Garfield Park Neighborhood Market

Despite the challenges of the past year, the Garfield Park Neighborhood Market held four socially-distanced markets for the public and one seniors-only pop-up event. In order to support our market vendors through the winter months, we've created a virtual market page to highlight vendors who are selling products for pickup or delivery. We encourage you to get to know these local businesses and purchase products where possible!

Virtual Market »

Collage of photos from the 2020 season of the Garfield Park Neighborhood Market.

Collage of photos from the 2020 season of the Garfield Park Neighborhood Market.

Illinois Solar For All

We're excited to support outreach and education around Illinois Solar For All, a program that creates greater access to the clean energy economy for low-income communities through incentives that help make solar installations more affordable and result in measurable savings for participants. Read the fact sheet, and contact Adrienne Reynolds at adrienne@gpcommunitycouncil.org to learn more about the program. 

ILSFA Fact Sheet »

BLACK LIVES MATTER

Elevating local leaders is built into our mission. In Garfield Park, this means lifting up the work of legacy residents, the vast majority of whom are Black. At times it seems like our commitment to racial equity is self-evident. We will continue to offer programs and spark conversations that specifically address racial equity and justice. We invite you, our neighbors and allies, to join us.

Read Our Full Statement »

Volunteers support a clean-up day organized by Alderman Jason Ervin, 28th ward.

Join Our Summer Team!

We are hiring for a variety of seasonal positions, including a Garden Network Assistant and Youth Garden Corps members!

Work with GPCC »

Preserving Affordability Together

La Shone Kelly attends a Preserving Affordability Together meeting in July 2019

We contributed to a community-driven planning process conducted in East Garfield Park, led by Metropolitan Planning Council with input from the Institute for Housing Studies at DePaul University, and informed by many community residents and stakeholders. To learn more about the process and gain access to additional resources visit metroplanning.org/garfieldpark, or our housing resources page.

Read the Plan»

Stay up to date

Sign up for our newsletter and stay up to date with what's happening around the community.

Latest news feed
Upcoming events feed
What are feeds?

Support our Community Renewal Work on the West Side!

Every person who joins us for a workshop, community gathering, planning meeting, or at the Garfield Park Neighborhood Market helped build a stronger Garfield Park. 

Donate »