The following are expansive initiatives are fueled by many people sharing their vision, time, energy and resources. Please click on the images to learn more and invest.

Phoenix Hall


A student residence, funded by the Old St. Patrick’s Church, to address housing instability for North Lawndale’s high school students. It provides safe, well supervised, clean accommodations and wrap around services helping them to achieve academic success. Primary partners are North Lawndale College Prep High School, The Night Ministry and Empower To Succeed.

A jobs networking campaign harnessing the resources and networks of Old St. Patrick’s Church, the North Lawndale Employment Network and Cara Chicago to generate new employment opportunities for job seekers in North Lawndale.

A collaboration between Old St. Patrick’s Church, UCAN, Play Like A Champion Today and the North Lawndale Community Coordinating Council (NLCCC) to ensure every 6 to 18 year old young person in North Lawndale the right to play in a safe and nurturing environment.