Our Plan

The Greater Chatham Initiative provides the necessary insights and focus to design and implement strategies, like the development of new products, services, programs and enterprises, that will drive economic growth in the Greater Chatham communities. Click here to view our Plan

“Sustainable growth requires inclusion, as places with the least inequity will perform best economically.”


Human Capital and Workforce Development

  • Skills for Chicagoland’s Future: Skills for Chicagoland’s Future is a public-private partnership working to match businesses that have current, unmet hiring needs with qualified, unemployed and underemployed job seekers.
    Contact Information: (312) 906-7200 | 191 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150 Chicago, IL 60606
  • Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership: The partnership provides funding to 48 private and community- based organizations known as delegate agencies. All agencies serve residents of Cook County and Chicago. These agencies provide comprehensive workforce development services by helping job-seekers prepare for and find jobs, connect to career services, and access a range of resources.
    Contact information: (312) 603-0200 69 W Washington, Suite 2860 Chicago, IL 60602
  • Paramount Staffing: Paramount Staffing has created a strong reputation providing industrial staffing services for a wide variety of businesses. Our success is attributed to our ability to incorporate top performance teams at our office locations with a focus on the industrial sector of the market.
    Contact information: (847)559-0676 1200 Shemer Rd, Northbrook, IL 60062

Business Development

  • Chicago Trend: Chicago Trend is a centralized resource for real estate developers, retailers and community development organizations seeking to better understand the trajectories of Chicago neighborhoods and invest in profitable retail projects that can drive transformative change.
    Contact information: (312) 549.9988 | Lyneir Richardson | Email: lrichardson@chicagotrend.com
  • Chatham Business Association: The mission of the Chatham Business Association, Small Business Development Inc is to provide a viable and effective business association to enhance social, political, and economic growth within our community. CBA created opportunities, inroads, and programs to benefit and ensure the prosperity, economic strength, and excellence of service in Chatham and its surrounding communities.
    Contact information: (773) 994.5006 | Email : admin@cbaworks.org | 800 E 78
    th Street, Chicago , IL 60619
  • Bop Biz Center: Beyond just providing affordable shared office space, the Bop Biz Center delivers an unrivaled sense of community with an energetic vibe where serious entrepreneurs can get serious work done. Join our dynamic community of small business owners, freelancers, and founders who regularly collaborate and share ideas at lunch and learns, happy hours, and other networking events.Contact Information: (773) 891.5939 | Email: bopbizcenter@gmail.com | 642 E 79th Street, Chicago, IL 60619
  • World Business Chicago: is a public-private, non-profit partnership that drives inclusive economic growth and job creation, supports business, and promotes Chicago as a leading global city. (312) 553.0500 177 N State, Chicago, IL 60601
  • Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives: Revitalizes underserved and distressed urban neighborhoods like Pullman, Bronzeville, and Englewood. CNI leverages resources through place-based strategies to drive economic activity and transform these communities into places where more people want to live, work, recreate, and do business.
    Contact Information: (773) 341.2070 | 1000 E 111th Street, Chicago, IL 60628


  • Neighborhood Housing Services: A nonprofit neighborhood revitalization organization that is committed to offering Chicago residents affordable resources so they can buy, fix, and keep their homes.
    Contact information: (773) 939-0957 | Tiffany Holmes | THolmes@nhschicago.org 
  • Community Investment Corporation: Chicagoland’s leading Multifamily Rehab Lender, CIC is a not-for-profit lender that provides financing to buy and rehab multifamily apartment buildings with five units or more in the six county metropolitan Chicago area. CIC also offers Property Management Training to help owners and managers better market, manage, maintain and improve affordable rental properties.
    Contact information: (773) 644-1451 | Email: info@greaterchathaminitiative.org.
  • Chatham Dev Corp: Chatham Dev Corp is dedicated to making positive difference in the lives of the residents of Chatham and a destination for Chicagoans by fostering quality residential housing, thriving commercial corridors, improved public safety, urban art/improved public image and a layering of community development with economic development. Contact Information: (773) 891-5939 | Email: chathamdevcorp@gmail.com | 740 E. 79th Street, Chicago, IL 60619
  • Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation: Works to foster and promote revitalization of the low-to-moderate income communities that we serve using comprehensive community development strategies. Since 2001, GAGDC has worked in all, or parts of, Ashburn, Auburn Gresham, Englewood, Greater Grand Crossing, Washington Heights, West Englewood, and West Chatham. Contact Information: (773) 483-3696 | 1159 W 79th Street, Chicago, IL 60620
  • Cook County Land Bank Authority: Acquires, holds, and transfers interest in real property throughout Cook County to: promote redevelopment and reuse of vacant, abandoned, foreclosed or tax-delinquent properties; support targeted efforts to stabilize neighborhoods; stimulate residential, commercial and industrial development- all in ways that are consistent with goals and priorities established by local government partners and other community stakeholders. Contact Information: (312) 603-8015 | 69 W. Washington St., Suite 2938, Chicago, IL 60602

For 2016, 2017 and 2021 Greater Chatham Residential Sales Activity, please view the following:

  1. Interactive Map
  2. 2016-2017 Greater Chatham property sales activity memo
  3. 2021 Interactive Map
Public Safety

Public Safety

3rd District (Greater Grand Crossing) Police Station
7040 S Cottage Grove, Chicago , IL 60619
(312) 747.5530

Commander Darren Doss
6th District (Gresham) Police Department
7808 S Halsted, Chicago, IL 60620
(312) 745.3610

Crime Data: https://www.trulia.com/real_estate/Chatham-Chicago/2894/crime/


Support Services

  • Gary Comer Youth Center: Was established in Chicago Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood in May 2006. Their mission is to ensure students graduate from high school prepared for college and careers. They provide a safe and supportive environment for youth after school, on weekends and during school hours. Offering programming in three primary categories; academics enrichment and college success.
    Contact information: (773)358.4100 | 7200 S Ingleside Ave, Chicago, IL 60619
  • After School Matter: A nonprofit organization that provides life-changing after school and Summer programs opportunities to more than 15,000 Chicago high school teens each year.
    Contact information: (312)702.8975 | 66 E Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601.
Park District

Park District

Grand Crossing Park
7655 S Ingleside (312) 747.6158

Supervisor Ron Wright

Cole Park
361 E 85th Street (312)747-6063

Supervisor Gene Morgan

Avalon Park
1215 E 83rd Street (312) 747.6015

Supervisor Patricia McMillian

Whitney M. Young Library
7901 S King Drive, Chicago, IL 60619
(312) 747.0039


Schools In Greater Chatham

 Auburn Gresham

Clara Barton Elementary School
7650 S Wolcott
(773) 535-3260

John W. Cook Elementary School
8150 S Bishop
(773) 535-3315

Paul Cuffe Math-Science Technology Academy Elementary School
8324 S Racine
(773) 535-8250

Foster Park Elementary School
8530 S Wood
(773) 535-2725

Walter Q. Gresham School of Excellence
8524 S Green
(773) 535-3350

Mahalia Jackson Elementary School
917 W 88th
(773) 535-3341

Scott Joplin Elementary School
7931 S Honore
(773) 535-3425

 Avalon Park

Avalon Park Elementary School
8045 S Kenwood Ave
(773) 535-6615

Charles P. Caldwell Elementary School
8546 S Cregier
(773) 535-6300

CICS – Avalon/South Shore
1501 E 83rd
(773) 721-0858


Arthur Dixon Elementary School
8306 S St. Lawrence
(773) 535-3835

Jane A. Neil Elementary School
8555 S Michigan
(773) 535-3000

John T. Pirie Elementary School
650 E 85th Street
(773) 535-3435

Arthur R. Ashe Elementary School
8505 S Ingleside
(773) 535-3550

Burnside Elementary Scholastic Academy
650 E 91st Place
(773) 535-3300

Oliver S. Westcott Elementary School
409 W 80th Street
(773) 535-3090

Lenart Elementary Regional Gifted Center
8101 S La Salle
(773) 535-0040

James E. McDade Elementary Classical School
8801 S Indiana
(773) 535-3669

Greater Grand Crossing

Charles S. Deneen School of Excellence
7257 S State Street
(773) 535-3035

Charles S. Brownell Elementary School
6741 S Michigan Ave
(773) 535-3030

Henry O. Tanner Elementary School
7350 S Evans
(773) 535-3870

Park Manor Elementary School
7037 S Rhodes
(773) 535-3070

Dulles School of Excellence
6311 S Calumet Ave
(773) 535-0690

Harvard School of Excellence
7525 S Harvard
(773) 535-3045

Paul Revere Elementary School
1010 E 72nd Street
(773) 535-0618

Martha Ruggles Elementary School
7831 S Prairie
(773) 535-3085

Betty Shabazz Charter School
7823 S Ellis
(773) 651-1221

Civic Capacity

Civic Capacity

Our Committees:

  • Housing
  • Business
  • Workforce
  • Youth Services
  • Public Safety
  • Branding
  • Catalyst

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Kids Pool

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