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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.  

The GPCC’s goals focus on renewing the community’s commercial corridors, spurring new housing investment, addressing public safety and wellness, and building connections between neighbors. Our programs integrate resident leadership and advocacy to ensure that community members lead neighborhood planning and renewal efforts.   Current work includes: 

Get involved in one or more of our program areas.  With the help of the larger community, we look forward to building a strong and vibrant Garfield Park.

Garfield Park Community Eco-Orchard 

As part of the City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development’s Resilient Corridors Project, two vacant parcels along Fifth Ave (between Albany and Sacramento) will be repurposed for a community orchard.  The project will divert and direct stormwater from surrounding streets and alleys into green infrastructure elements such as trees, native gardens and urban agriculture all to be built on city-owned land. 

Through three design meetings and an online survey, participants articulated their vision for the orchard, as well as ways the project can help to anchor existing community assets. Of the more than 130 people who participated, 62.3% preferred one of two proposed designs:




The Hatchery is coming!

 The GPCC is proud to be the community partner in The Hatchery Chicago, a new large-scale food incubator and hub coming to Garfield Park in 2018.  Located adjacent to the Neighborhood Market at Lake and Kedzie, The Hatchery will bring jobs, new businesses, training, and a permanent space for Market vendors.  Learn more here and at www.thehatcherychicago.orgClick here for an ABC7 story on the project  featuring the GPCC's Angela Taylor and community residents. 

Although the official hiring period for the Hatchery has closed, Communities Empowered Through Construction is still accepting applications from community residents. Mention The Hatchery in your application comments.

The Hatchery Chicago Fact Sheet

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