Community Partners

Project Exploration has developed a Community Partner Strategy, tapping into a network of partners and community organizations which have their fingers on the pulse of the neighborhoods in Chicago. Our community anchors or partners are non-profit organizations that help revitalize and strengthen neighborhoods by bringing community leaders, elected officials, parents, and youth to the table to create plans that include economic development, education, community organizing, real estate development, and affordable housing to improve community.

After School Mattersasmlogo

After School Matters is a non-profit organization that provides life-changing after-school and summer program opportunities to more than 15,000 Chicago high school teens each year.

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Austin Coming Together (ACT) represents the future of non-profit community-based organizations whose work is driven by fresh leadership, a commitment to the use of data and rigorous research; and a commitment to creative, strategic thinking. We are committed to ProACTive community building.

Citizen Schools


Citizen Schools is dedicated to helping all children discover and achieve their dreams. We mobilize a team to enable public middle schools in low-income communities to provide a longer learning day rich with opportunities. Our deep partnerships with schools put young adults on track to succeed by connecting the resources of communities, companies, governments, and philanthropies.

Greater Auburn-Gresham Developmental Corporation


Greater Auburn-GreshamDevelopment Corporation(GAGDC) works to foster and promote revitalization of the low-to-moderate income communities of Auburn Gresham, Englewood, Greater Grand Crossing and West Chatham.

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Enlace Chicago is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of the residents of the Little Village Community by fostering a physically safe and healthy environment in which to live and by championing opportunities for educational advancement and economic development.

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Bronzeville Community Action Council (BCAC) has a  vision that every child in Bronzeville has access to a high quality education from early childhood to college. The main focus is to institute a strategic plan and to continue to engage the community, increase resources, and to build a volunteer database.

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The Resurrection Project builds relationships and challenges people to act on their faith and values to create healthy communities through organizing, education and community development in the Pilsen Community.

Southwest Organizing ProjectSWOP

Southwest Organizing Project (SWOP) builds a broad-based of organization of churches, mosques, schools, and other institutions in Southwest Chicago, which will enable families to exercise common values, determine their own future and connect with each other to improve life in their neighborhoods.

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Logan Square Neighborhood Association (LSNA) is a community agency that convenes and empowers the organizations and stakeholders of Logan Square, Avondale, and Lathrop Homes to create and maintain diverse, safe, and affordable neighborhoods. By innovating exemplary models of community engagement and transformation, LSNA is a catalyst for more just communities, demonstrating the power of community change locally and on a national level.

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Quad Communities Development Corporation (QCDC) Quad Communities Development Corporation (QCDC) serves the south lakefront communities of North Kenwood, Oakland, Douglas and Grand Boulevard. Formed in May of 2003, its mission is to improve the quality of life and economic strength of its neighborhoods by:1) Driving economic development; 2) Fostering the improvement of neighborhood schools; and 3) Supporting and connecting organizations focused on workforce development, retail attraction/retention and safety.

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