Social-Service & Advocacy Organizations

Albany Park Neighborhood Council – The Albany Park Neighborhood Council (APNC) is a grassroots community organization that that unites youth and adults from Albany Park, North Park, Irving Park, and West Ridge to address issues of social justice. Issue ares currently include affordable housing, education, healthcare, immigrant rights, and youth development. Website | Facebook 

Albany Park Community Center – Description pending, but provides services such as pre-school education, after-school care, adult literacy and citizenship, veteran’s counseling, emergency food pantry, and much more. Website | Facebook

Korean American Community Services – KACS aims to celebrate our ethnicity and to empower all members of the community by providing educational, legal, health and social services. Provides services such as early childhood education, citizenship training, community health, and much more. Website | Facebook 

Asociacion Ecuador Unido – (Translated from Spanish) The mission is to ensure a better quality of life for Ecuadorians living in Chicago and surrounding areas, promoting the comprehensive development of the community, ensuring equal opportunities, strengthening the positive image of the Association Ecuador Kingdom and hence all Ecuadorians. Website | Facebook

Latino Union of Chicago – This group’s mission is accomplished by developing leadership from within the immigrant worker community, developing feasible alternatives to the injustices immigrant workers face, and building the larger movement for immigrant worker rights. It also operates Cafe Chicago, a local roaster of fair-trade coffee. Website | Facebook

North Park Friendship Center – NPFC, founded in 1998, is an extension of the pantry program initiated by the North Park Covenant Church in 1970. Its goal is to make services more accessible to the families it serves, and to be more visible in the community so that more people in need would be aware of its services. Website

North River Commission – This community-development organization on the northwest side of Chicago seeks to improve the quality of life for all constituents in the community by creating affordable housing, quality education, arts & cultural endeavors, open spaces, and stable neighborhood businesses. Website | Facebook

Centro Autonomo – This organization’s mission is an organization founded by and focused on issues in the Latino immigrant community, from education to foreclosure prevention and more. Centro Autonomo’s services include community organization through meetings and seminars, classes and events, as well as bilingual education including a degree-granting adult high school. Website | Facebook