A Preservation of Affordable Housing Development

The Force Behind a Thriving Neighborhood

Woodlawn is a neighborhood on the rise. New and renovated Woodlawn Park properties are the focal point of this revitalized community. Woodlawn Park’s diverse offering of mixed-rate rentals provide comfortable and affordable homes to the families and investors who are attracted to this neighborhood’s amenities – including its access to lush parks, its proximity to the University of Chicago, and its growing number of business opportunities. The Woodlawn Park properties are helping to lift this historic community to new heights.
Juice Bar

Juice Bar Coming to 63rd/Cottage Grove Green Line Stop

 From DNAInfo: By Sam Cholke | June 24, 2015 5:50am @SamCholke TwitterFacebookEmailMore             Woodlawn resident Donald Grayson will open a juice bar in July on the northbound platform of the Cottage Grove Green Line stop.View Full Caption DNAinfo/Sam Cholke WOODLAWN — Fresh juice is coming to commuters at the Green Line Cottage Grove stop. Donald Grayson will open Liquids 1, a juice bar on the ... Read more »

Hayes Hotel

Baseball Legend Minnie Miñoso – a former Woodlawn resident reminisces

Orestes "Minnie" Miñoso, a black Cuban who broke the color bar in baseball when he joined the Chicago White Sox in 1951, passed away on March 1, 2015. Author and former Woodlawn resident Earl Ofari Hutchison reminisced in the Chicago Tribune about meeting Miñoso when he was ten years old: He lived part of the time at the all-black Hayes hotel, which was around the corner from my house. This was the one hotel that celebrated black athletes, entertainers and notables who came to Chicago back ... Read more »

Sunshine Ministries offering $3K grants for Community Business Academy training

Sunshine Ministries is now accepting applications for the Community Business Academy. Those interested in applying must first attend an information session (there is no cost to attend). Come to an information session: Thursday, Feb 26th6-7PMGreenline Coffee501 E. 61st StreetChicago, IL 60637  Click here to register More than Basic Business Training Sunshine Enterprises takes a comprehensive approach to helping businesses grow. We focus on neighborhood-centered entrepreneurs, giving them ... Read more »

Michelle Obama Urban Squash

First Lady Michelle Obama on the importance of the Urban Squash Movement

From the National Urban Squash Education Association: First Lady Michelle Obama gave the opening remarks at the Urban Squash 20th Anniversary Gala: Good evening, everyone and welcome to Urban Squash’s 20th Anniversary Celebration. For twenty years, you all have been helping so many young people across this country get active and build the bright futures they deserve. And I saw the power of your work back in 2012 when I visited the SquashSmarts program in North Philadelphia. I saw the ... Read more »

MetroSquash visit February 2015

POAH Team visits MetroSquash site

Members of the POAH Chicago team visited the site of the future MetroSquash youth center, which is on track to open for programming in the Spring. Metrosquash combines squash with academic instruction, mentoring, cultural enrichment and community service. From left to right: Cristina Vera (POAH Team), Houssein Yousseffi (MetroSquash Construction Team), Molly Ekerdt (Project Manager, POAH), Kathleen Day (Development Associate, POAH), Bill Eager (Vice-President, POAH), David Kay (Executive ... Read more »

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