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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. 

Guests enjoy an indoor Garfield Park Neighborhood Market at The Hatchery

Photo by: Qa'bah Rahsaan


GPCC works to renew commercial corridors, spur housing investment, improve public safety and wellness, and build connections between neighbors. Through advocacy and resident organizing, community members lead neighborhood planning and renewal efforts.

Our program goals focus on four inter-related priorities: resident leadership and organizing, housing, business development along commercial corridors, and community wellness. 

Now Accepting Vendor Applications for the Garfield Park Neighborhood Market at The Hatchery!

Spring Markets are scheduled for Saturdays on April 11 and May 9! All Markets will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. indoors at The Hatchery, 135 N. Kedzie!

Complete an application today!

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. 

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Residents attending the Preserving Affordability in East Garfield Park meeting series in July

Photo by: Metropolitan Planning Council

With your help, we can accomplish even more together in the upcoming year:

  • Resident Leadership: Support local organizing trainings and collective action campaigns, and bring residents together through 20 healthy block parties, violence prevention events, bike rides, and holiday gatherings;
  • Neighborhood Development: Create opportunities for business development along commercial corridors, including support for more than 50 vendors at the Garfield Park Neighborhood Market at The Hatchery;
  • Green Spaces and Healthy Food: Grow community gardens, greening efforts, and food access by supporting the Garfield Park Garden Network, sharing and selling more than 3,500 pounds of locally-grown produce;
  • Housing: Provide affordable and healthy housing resources, including counseling and educational workshops for more than 200 tenants, homeowners, and landlords. Our housing efforts also support community planning to preserve housing affordability while encouraging resident-led development.


Community organizer Alberta Sanders greets a senior tenant at the Anathoth Gardens building. Alberta has completed  training with Housing Action Illinois and provides support for tenants, landlords, and homeowners in Garfield Park.

Photo by Qa'bah Raahsan

 At home in Garfield Park: GPCC promotes healthy and affordable housing in Garfield Park, works to prevent foreclosures and demolitions, and supports homebuyers in the area. Visit our Housing page to learn more about our housing programs and complete a housing inquiry form to connect with our housing staff team.

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