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You can build a positive future for south side kids!

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You can build a positive future for south side kids!

Your Gift Makes a Lasting Difference With HPNC

The Hyde Park Neighborhood Club was founded in 1909 in response to the needs of local youth. Recognizing the challenges and dangers children could face in an early-twentieth-century urban neighborhood, community leaders banded together to create a safe place for boys (and soon girls) to participate in productive and educational activities.

110 years later, HPNC has grown and evolved. With a focus on inclusiveness and diversity, one of our major goals is to support working families at all income levels with high-quality academic support, childcare, and enrichment programs. HPNC draws young people aged 0-18 from across the South Side. It offers them, their families and caretakers, a broad array of options that include early childhood classes, after school programs, teen mentoring, full day camps, recreational classes (basketball, tumbling, roller derby), and theater.

We approach our next century looking forward to further expansion and evolution. While continuing as a collaborative, well-respected, and sustainable organization, HPNC plans to expand into a hub providing even more high-quality, accessible programming to greater numbers of young people and their families on Chicago's South Side. Your gift makes it possible to expand and to provide this high-quality programming to youth from ALL backgrounds.