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Reflecting on 75 years of impact

Milestone marks a journey from organizing to service delivery in an immigrant community The Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council, a community organization that became a model for other neighborhood councils across the country, is celebrating its 75 years of service this year. The organization was first founded out of a vision to empower residents […]

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BYNC celebrates its 75 year anniversary

Seventy-five years ago, a professional community organizer by the name of Saul Alinsky and supervisor of Davis Square Park, Joseph Meegan, united under a common vision- to organize the many ethnic enclaves, parishes and social clubs of the Back of the Yards community. It was through this shared vision of improving access to social services […]

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Back of the Yards Ballet Folkorico Prepares for Performance at the Harris Theater

The loud clatter of shoes tapping against the linoleum floor travels through the lobby of the Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council (BYNC). Members of its Ballet Folklorico are breaking a sweat attempting to synchronize their dance steps. Practicing avidly for months, they prepare for a number of performances throughout the year—including an upcoming presentation […]

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the Back of the Yards Ballet Folklorico

The Back of the Yards Ballet Folklorico will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by performing in various locations around Chicago. The month-long celebration that begins on Sept. 15 and ends Oct. 15, celebrates the diversity of the Hispanic culture both abroad and in the United States. Join the Back of the Yards Ballet Folklorico in any […]