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CHICAGO (June 1, 2021) – South East Chicago Commission Announces the Neighborhood Enhancement Grant Community Beautification Project Awards for 2021.  (Press Release)

The Neighborhood Enhancement Grant program is an initiative administered by the South East Chicago Commission (SECC) and sponsored by the Elizabeth Louise Smith Fund alongside private and individual donations.  The SECC awards micro-grants to neighborhood organizations to support beautification projects that enhance the quality of life, work together as community partners and enhance the physical attractiveness of the Hyde Park, Kenwood, Oakland, Washington Park and Woodlawn communities.  Since 1999 the SECC has collectively granted more than $1,000,000 in beautification funds.

This is a great opportunity for all of us to work together as community partners to improve the aesthetics of our neighborhoods, strengthen civic pride, and enhance the quality of our urban living

– Diane Burnham, Executive Director, SECC

The grant selection committee, comprised of community members from the five footprint neighborhoods, selected the following community groups for the strength of their proposals and the breadth of potential impact:

A special thanks to the matching grant from the Elizabeth Louise Smith Fund and all of the private and individual donations that made this year’s grant possible.

For more information, visit our Neighborhood Enhancement Grant page. Or contact the SECC office 773-324-6926 for details.