Who We Are
Brighton Park Neighborhood Council (BPNC) is a community-based, grassroots organization on Chicago's southwest side, a predominantly Latinx and immigrant community. We work to empower our community and build its capacity by providing school and community-based services and programs. BPNC also engages leaders in social justice organizing campaigns. We work to win change at the local, state, and federal levels. BPNC believes in addressing the holistic needs of the community and the root causes of poverty and inequity through a racial justice lens.
Our programs and our organizing focus on five core issue areas:
1. Economic justice
2. Health care affordability and access
3. Immigrant justice
4. Community safety and violence prevention
5. Education justice
Since our founding in 1997, BPNC has worked to realize our vision for an equitable distribution of resources that guarantees every family's right to a thriving, safe community, where they are treated with dignity and respect. We believe in lifting up the voices of youth, the undocumented, people of color, and other marginalized identities that too often are ignored or silenced.