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BOTY teen launches tutoring program

It was the summer of 2016 during a family trip to Mexico when 18-year-old Back of the Yards resident Armando Pizano volunteered his time to tutor and mentor at Benito Juarez, a primary school in Irapuato Guanajuato (GTO). Little did Pizano know that his trip and ability to connect with others through this experience would […]

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Over 120 Residents, Supporters March for Peace Around Back of the Yards

Victoria Page carried a message as she walked along 51st Street, “Peace y’all, peace, stop the violence, stop the violence,” she screamed. Page lives on 73rd Street and Cottage Grove. She said her 16-year-old daughter was shot in one of her arms last weekend while she was at Mandrake Park, in the South Side. “She […]

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BYNC Launches Early Action Project for Quality of Life Plan

The Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council (BYNC) in partnership with the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), launched an early action project as part of the Great Neighborhoods Community Planning initiative last Saturday Nov. 12. Its overall purpose is to engage residents, business owners, institutions and other stakeholders to improve the quality of life in […]