Adult Education

The Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council is a community organization whose mission is to enhance the general welfare of all residents, organizations, and businesses in our service area. We accomplish this by integrating social service and economic development programs into a single community-based intermediary organization, the BYNC leads a holistic approach to the social problems that have plagued the Back of the Yards neighborhood and surrounding communities.

We have a variety of activities, programs and services that are provided to our constituents. These programs include a Mexican Folklore Dance Troupe, Computer Technology Center (CTC), Industrial Retention activities, Special Service Area (SSA) management, senior support services, maintaining a high level of participation with local CAPS program, retail development, employment placement assistance, and a variety of other services that assist the participants. Please spend some time visiting our website, call us at (872) 281-7832, or stop by our offices to learn more about our history and our programs.

Computer Skills

BYNC’s computer lab is open to adults in the Back of the Yards community Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1p.m. The courses provided allow users the opportunity to acquire basic skills necessary to operate a computer. The structured computer classes teach users a variety of skills including: using the mouse, creating, editing and saving a file, opening and closing files, setting margins, using different types of fonts and sizes, being able to write basic letters and documents in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and PowerPoint and printing those same documents.

In addition to teaching users basic skills, they are allow access to create resumes and apply for jobs.

For more information, please contact Norma Manzo (872) 281-7832 or