HPKCC Program Committees
The following program descriptions introduce you to the programmatic committees of the Conference. Click the links to see full reports for each committee's activities.
Chicago Academic Games League
Monthly games during the academic year provide an opportunity for school children to increase their math skills and have fun. Under management of the University of Chicago Service center. Liaison Amy Becker.
Condos / Co-ops / Plus
Provides information through lecture/seminars and classes with attorneys, discussion, and the Conference Reporter, regarding the law, insurance, and other matters relevant to owners of these dwellings. If you are interested in participating on this committee or its forums or for details contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 773 288-8343. Chairs Lenora Austin, Gary Ossewaarde.
Development, Preservation and Zoning. Committee.
Monitors, engages collaboratively with other organizations, officials and agencies and holds public forums and surveys on development and planning issues, community character, and University of Chicago and other institution and organization policies that affect the neighborhood. Chairman Jay Ammerman.
Disabilities Task Force of Hyde Park.
A collaborative inter organizational task force that works for a physically and socially friendly community and to see that the rights of persons of disability and all residents are honored in our community and places of business. Liaison Lenora Austin.
Garden Fair. Committee page.
Twice a year the Garden Fair sells plants, bulbs, and garden equipment-Friday and Saturday after Mother's Day and 3rd Saturday in September unless a religious holiday conflicts. Proceeds benefit the Hyde Park Community Conference and garden projects in the Hyde Park - Kenwood Community. May 31 2009 the GF celebrated its 50th Anniversary with a gala at Rodfei Zedek. Contact George Rumsey. Sue Purrington. http://www.hydeparkgardenfair.org
Nichols Park Advisory Council
An affiliate programmatic committee of the Conference, Nichols Park Council advises the Chicago Park District on the maintenance, care, and landscaping of the park. It oversees the wildflower meadow and more. President Stephanie Franklin. 773 955-3622.
Parks. Committee page.
Works cooperatively with local and citywide groups to enhance our parks maintenance, landscape design, park activities and good planning as well as improve our environment. Chair Gary Ossewaarde.
Follows school issues in the community, works for strong LSCs and afterschool programs, maintaining an online database on the same, ensuring our youth develop the skills and assets needed to succeed, and schools and community engagement. Honors volunteers in schools with dinners and ceremonies. Chair Camille Hamilton-Doyle with Nancy Baum.
Transit and Accessibility Task Force. Transit pages home.
Works to improve transit [particularly bus transit and the Gold Line Metra upgrade] and access within and to the community and seeks adequate parking in the community. Chair James Withrow. (Unavailable- contact email@example.com)
Hyde Park Used Book Sale. Puts on the annual, Columbus Weekend fundraising sale in Hyde Park Shopping Center, sponsor Treasure Island Foods. Chair Jane Ciacci, Jane Comiskey.
Whistlestop promotes street safety and crime prevention through individual and neighbor whistle alerts. Whistles are available at neighborhood events and various community venues. Bulk whistle purchases are possible. All whistles include program information. If you are interested in participating on this committee or for Whistlestop details contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 773 288-8343. Whistlestop Chair email@example.com. Safety cochair Timika Hoffman-Zoller.
- Collaborations include Coalition for Equitable Community Development, Disabilities Task Force, 53rd Street Vision Process, and Seniors Perspectives/Senior Friendly Hyde Park
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