The BYNC hosts a number of events through out the year for the benefit of our community residents. These events include Fiesta Back of the Yards, Going Back to School Events, Health Fairs, Workshops, Sidewalk Sales, Turkey and Toy Giveaways during the holidays! Please sign up for our mailing list to ensure we can let you know about the different events we organize every year!
In 1939, long before buzz words like “livable communities” and “wrap-around” services were being used, the BYNC’s mission and activities were aimed at improving the lives of ALL residents and stakeholders in the Back of the Yards. We are committed to making the Back of the Yards a better place to live, a better place to shop or own a business, a better place to grow up, and better place to grow old.
We sincerely thank you for your donation and express our deepest gratitude to all of our funders and financial supporters who step up every year to ensure our services and programs remain available to the community. We look forward to working with all of you on both our current activities and on new initiatives in the coming years. With your enduring support, we look forward to continued growth and to making the Back of the Yards an even better place for decades to come.
BYNC is committed to taking action when it comes to supporting the needs of our seniors at the community level. We organize a senior club, provide free home repair and transportation, and provide free computer literacy classes for the seniors in our area. Click on a link below to find out about our services for senior citizens:
In addition, we have listed other senior services in our community resource directory, and you may always call Jim at the Back of the Yards at (773) 523-4416 for help and advice on senior issues.
The Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council is deeply committed to the youth of our community. We strive to provide the support that is necessary for success in the modern world through programs that enhance their educational opportunities, reinforce family unity, and provide motivation in their everyday lives. Click on a link below to find out more about these programs:
In addition, there are a number of other agencies in the area that serve children and youth. Please visit our Resource Directory (under children and youth programs) in the Community section of our website, or use the City of Chicago’s After School Program Locator to investigate these programs.
Please contact us to learn more about applying for our youth programs.
The Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council is committed to the economic vitality of our community. Through, the TABG (Technical Assistance to Business Groups) program, the BYNC provides assistance to any business in the Back of the Yards community (roughly 39th to 51st and Racine to California) in a variety of ways:
· Coordinating efforts towards neighborhood economic development
· Technical Assistance on MBE/WBE Certification and other City programs and incentives
· The hosting of seminars and networking events on topics like unemployment, marketing, and small business loans
· Referrals to City Departments when necessary
· Coordinate special promotions for the neighborhood businesses
· Facilitate CAPS programs Business sub-committee meeting
Clik HERE to read about the many financial incentives that are available to businesses.
The TABG program is funded by the City of Chicago’s Department of Community Development. Please contact Edwin Garcia for more information, (773) 523-4416.
The Local Industrial Retention Initiative (LIRI) is a Program funded by the City of Chicago Department of Community Development. The LIRI Program works through existing community organizations, such as the BYNC, to be the liaison between the City and industries in a specific geographic area.
The BYNC and the City of Chicago are committed to creating and maintaining an economically healthy industrial corridor. As part of this goal, the purpose of the LIRI Program is to stabilize and expand the local manufacturing base. The objectives include the prevention of local firms from closing or moving; to help companies expand; and to create and retain jobs. In essence, LIRI intends to make our area a more attractive environment for the industrial business community and seeks to retain and attract industry to the area.
Assistance is offered to companies covering a wide variety of issues ranging from day to day operations to expansion projects. The BYNC acts as one-stop resource for area businesses and a liaison with City Hall.
The BYNC’s knowledgable staff are available to provide technical assistance on the many financial incentives that are available to industrial businesses operating in the City of Chicago. The City of Chicago and the State of Illinois have various programs and incentives available to businesses that are designed to attract and retain industry in the area. These incentives include grants, assessment reductions, tax credits, and rebates that often save companies thousands of dollars.
The range of services provided by LIRI groups also includes identifying and assessing the needs of local businesses through frequent communications with these businesses and the coordination of meetings for all of the local stakeholders.
After these needs are identified, the LIRI representative will contact the appropriate City Department to initiate a suitable response. These needs often involve assistance with infrastructure improvements, locating sites for expansion, resolving workforce issues, providing economic data or industry information, and the resolution of public works issues.
Contact Miguel Moreno at 773-523-4416 for more information.
The BYNC provides assistance to the Back of the Yards business community in many ways. Please click on a link below to find out more about our many economic development activities.
In addition, we have provided information on other programs and services that are available to the Back of the Yards business community in our Resource Directory.
Please send us an e-mail using the form below or call Edwin Garcia at (773) 523-4416 for additional assistance.
Please click on the picture to enter our Fiesta Back of the Yards photo gallery.
A nice evening of romantic enjoyment