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Over the years, BPNC's innovative work and commitment have been recognized by major national and local institutions.

Timeline of Awards

*The Health and Medicine Policy Research Group award for outstanding community-based organization providing holistic and comprehensive health services positively impacting the health of low-income communities (2016).

*The UnidosUS (formerly National Council of La Raza) Helen Rodriguez-Trias award. The award recognizes UnidosUS affiliate organizations with exceptional work to close gaps in care and improve the health and well-being of Latinos through implementing culturally and linguistically appropriate community-based programs and services (2016).

*The UnidosUS Champions of Change in Foreclosure Counseling (2015).

*Bank of America’s prestigious and highly competitive Neighborhood Builders award. Every year, high performing nonprofit organizations demonstrating excellence and impact in the areas of community development, workforce development and education are selected.  BPNC’s Executive Director, Patrick Brosnan, was recognized as a Neighborhood Builder and Paulo Magdaleno, Development Manager, was awarded the Emerging Leadership award for BPNC’s collaboration and work implementing Community Schools in CPS (2014).

*The Community Schools Leadership Award, sponsored by the Illinois Federation for Community Schools, honored Patrick Brosnan, BPNC’s Executive Director and Flor Esquivel-Benitez, Thomas Kelly High School’s Resource Coordinator (2013).

*The United Way Metropolitan Chicago Partner of the Year for our development of the Brighton Park Neighborhood Network (2013).

*The Federation for Community Schools' Dimon Distinguished Awards for excellent work in the development and implementation of full-service community school partnerships with Thomas Kelly High School (2010) and John C. Burroughs Elementary (2009).

*Chicago Community Organizing Award on behalf of the Wieboldt Foundation, Chicago Community Trust, and The Woods Fund of Chicago (2006).

*BPNC was one of nine organizations chosen from over 400 applicants for a national award sponsored by the Rolling Stone Magazine and MTV (2001).

*Award for Best New and Emerging Organization in Chicago, sponsored by the Wieboldt Foundation, the Woods Fund of Chicago, the John D and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Chicago Community Trust and Mayer Kaplan Family Foundation (2000).

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