Brighton Park Neighborhood Network

Our Mission

The Brighton Park Neighborhood Network (BPNN) seeks to build the capacity of our community to dramatically improve outcomes for every resident by providing comprehensive support in education, health, and employment. This work is led by community members, social service agencies, and neighborhood schools to create a safe and thriving neighborhood for all. Forty members strong, the BPNN engages institutions and community leaders in policy change campaigns in four key areas: Violence Prevention and Public Safety, Education, Health, and Financial Stability.

Nuestra Misión

Brighton Park Neighborhood Network (BPNN) se esfuerza por desarrollar la capacidad de nuestra comunidad para mejorar drásticamente los resultados para cada residente. Para lograr esta meta, brindamos apoyo integral en educación, salud, y empleo. Este trabajo está dirigido por miembros de la comunidad, agencias de servicios sociales, y escuelas del vecindario para crear una comunidad segura y próspera para todos. Con cuarenta miembros, BPNN involucra a instituciones y líderes comunitarios en campañas de cambio de políticas en cuatro áreas clave: Prevención de Violencia y Seguridad Pública, Educación, Salud y Estabilidad Financiera.

The goals of the Brighton Park Neighborhood Network are to:

  • Increase the percentage of students in 3rd, 6th, 8th, and 9th grades at BPNN partner schools who end the year "on track".

  • Improve the physical health and emotional wellness of community residents. We will do this by increasing access to and use of preventative health care services and mental health services. 

  • Increase access to life-sustaining jobs and ensure that Brighton Park residents have the resources to build assets and reach financial stability.

  • Decrease violence and abuse (physical, verbal, emotional) in our families and neighborhood by 60%. We will achieve this through parenting groups, case management work, and increasing employment, and educational opportunities.

Los objetivos de Brighton Park Neighborhood Network son:

  • Aumentar el porcentaje de estudiantes en los grados tercero, sexto, octavo y noveno en las escuelas asociadas de BPNN que terminan el año "en camino".

  • Mejorar la salud física y el bienestar emocional de los residentes de la comunidad. Lo haremos aumentando el acceso y el uso de los servicios preventivos de atención médica y de salud mental.

  • Aumentar el acceso a trabajos que sustentan la vida y garantizar que los residentes de Brighton Park tengan los recursos para construir activos y alcanzar la estabilidad financiera.

  • Disminuir la violencia y el abuso (físico, verbal, emocional) en nuestras familias y vecindades en un 60%. Lo lograremos a través de grupos de crianza a los hijos, el trabajo de gestión de casos y el aumento del empleo y las oportunidades educativas.

View BPNN’s Strategies, Goals, and Key Metrics

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Coalition members include:

9th District Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS)

Access Community Health

After School Matters

Brighton Park Elementary

Brighton Park Library

Brighton Park Neighborhood Council

Burroughs Elementary School

Cease Fire

Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center

Chicago Children's Center for Behavioral Health

Chicago Police Department

Columbia Explorers Academy

Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children (CLOCC)

Cook County Health and Hospitals System

CPS Network 8

Davis Elementary School

Esperanza Health Centers

Gads Hill Center

Greater Chicago Food Depository

Gunsaulus Scholastic Academy

Heartland Alliance

Kelly Park

Ladder Up

Metropolitan Family Services

Midwest Asian Health Association

Mujeres Latinas en Acción

New Life Centers of Chicagoland

Parents/ Community Members

PODER

Riveredge Hospital

Saint Anthony Hospital

Shields Elementary School

Shields Middle School

Sinai Health System

Students

The Center for Independence through Conductive Education

Thomas Kelly College Preparatory

Thrive Chicago 

UIC Davis Health Clinic

UIC OCEAN-HP

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago

Cook County Commissioner Alma Anaya

State Senator Celina Villanueva

State Representative Theresa Mah

State Representative Aaron Ortiz

State Representative Edgar Gonzalez