BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Emlyn Eisenach, Board Chair
Anne Renna, Vice Chair
Katrina Carrizales, Treasurer
Julie Spielberger, Secretary
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.
Allen Hoben and others found "Hyde Park Center"
20th Anniversary Celebration
HPNC held auto repair classes. The participants called themselves the 'Autocrats'.
Pancake breakfast welcomes a special guest: IL State Senator Barack Obama
HPNC adapts its programs in response to the Covid-19 pandemic
Early athletics "...instill spirit of fair play."
HPNC gets a
In celebration of HPNC's 75th anniversary, Chicago Mayor Harold Washington declared May 18th to be HPNC Day!
HPNC unveils a new
logo and brand