Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation

New Communities Program

The New Communities Program (NCP) is a model of comprehensive community development that was seeded by a MacArthur Foundation grant administered by the Local Initiatives Support Corporation/Chicago. It is an effort to connect organizations in underserved communities, to maximize resources, and to improve the quality of life of neighborhood residents.

In 2003, Bickerdike was selected as the lead agency for NCP in Humboldt Park. Since then, Bickerdike has collaborated with over 70 community partner organizations from across a wide range of sectors to draft and substantially implement two consecutive, five-year Quality of Life plans for Humboldt Park.

Currently, the Humboldt Park NCP Task Force meets quarterly to discuss and learn about issues affecting the community. The Youth and Safety Committee is focused on reducing the impact of crime on young people in the community.

The Humboldt Park NCP Task Force meets on the fourth Wednesday of the quarter. Meeting information and updates are available on our events calendar.