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.


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The Hatchery is coming!

 The GPCC is proud to be the community partner in The Hatchery, 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.


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