Your Gift Helps to Build a Positive Future for South Side Kids!

You will provide essential support for parents and a welcoming space for youth to learn, grow, and thrive.

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You will provide essential support for parents and a welcoming space for youth to learn, grow, and thrive.

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. 111 years later, HPNC has grown and evolved.

With a focus on inclusiveness and diversity, we strive to support working families at all income levels with high-quality childcare, academic support, and enrichment programs.

2020 has been unexpectedly complex. Beginning mid-march, due to the covid-19 public health crisis, HPNC was forced to suspend all regular programs, leading to over 75% loss in revenue. By late June, 3-months later, we expect to welcome a limited number (25-50% of our normal census) of youth back for summer camp. With other programs still on hold, we will continue to see dramatic financial losses.

We did not expect spring 2020 to unfold this way.

Staying the course will not be easy and we need your support.

Financial forecasting shows that for fall programs to resume and align with public health standards, we must raise at least $50,000 by the end of August.

The situation is indeed challenging, but it is balanced by our steadfast commitment to you and to the families we serve and to our surrounding community.

At 111 years old, HPNC has made it through hard times before! With the support of people like you, we have remained rooted in the center of our community. HPNC is an essential, reliable resource to families, a partner to other community institutions, and host to events that bring people together to create lasting connection. Covid-19 may lead us to evolve and change, but we know that with your help, our legacy will survive!