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HPNC STAFF

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Emlyn Eisenach, Board Chair

Anne Renna, Vice Chair

Katrina Carrizales, Treasurer

Julie Spielberger, Secretary

Bennie Currie

Fred Donner

Tom Levinson

Julia Parzen

Raymond Patrick

Rochelle Robinson-Dukes

Johanna Russ

Ernest Sanders

Linda Diamond Shapiro

Joy Elion Simmons

HISTORY OF HPNC

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

HPNC has grown and evolved. With a focus on inclusion, equity, and diversity, we support working families at all income levels with high-quality childcare and enrichment programs. HPNC draws young people ages 0-18 from across the South Side. 

1909

1909

Allen Hoben and others found "Hyde Park Center"

1939

20th Anniversary Celebration

1957

HPNC held auto repair classes. The participants called themselves the 'Autocrats'.

1963

TotLot moms

and children

2003

Pancake breakfast welcomes a special guest: IL State Senator Barack Obama

2020

HPNC adapts its programs in response to the Covid-19 pandemic

1917

Early athletics "...instill spirit of fair play."

1950

HPNC gets a 

new building

1960

Early Childhood

dramatic play

1984

In celebration of HPNC's 75th anniversary, Chicago Mayor Harold Washington declared May 18th to be HPNC Day!

2011

HPNC unveils a new 

logo and brand

Join our team

There are currently no open positions available

ABOUT US

CONTACT

Hyde Park Neighborhood Club

5480 South Kenwood Avenue

Chicago, Illinois 60615

EIN: #36-2182044

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