One of SOC’s primary goals is to help initiate, develop, and support resident-led neighborhood associations across the South Side. This fits into our mission of increasing resident voice in the affairs of their community, improving access to public resources, and improving the ability of residents to act together to create positive change. Currently, SOC actively supports six distinct resident groups, with additional groups currently in the planning and recruitment phase.
Southside NSP Areas
Residential Neighborhood Associations
KK River Neighbors in Action (KKRNIA)
KKRNIA was formed through collaboration between SOC, Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers, and local residents in 2007. The group has worked on numerous projects relating to the KK River, environmental preservation, and public health.
The group meets on a the 2nd Wednesday of the month, and their meeting schedule can be found on our Events calendar. Visit them on Facebook to learn more and find out how you can get involved, or contact leader Gabriella Rosillo directly at: [email protected].
Layton Park South Neighbors
This is the newest resident group established through collaboration with SOC and encompasses the area between Lincoln Avenue to the north, Cleveland or Pabst Ave to the south, 27th Street to the east and 35th Street to the west (see map).
They meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, and their meeting schedule can be found on our Events page. Help shape the future of the neighborhood by visiting them on Facebook or by contacting leader Angela Riley at: [email protected].
South of the Tracks (SOT)
SOT was formed in 2014 by residents of the Polonia Neighborhood, led by SOC’s own Clarissa Morales, because they wanted neighbors in their area to have greater voice in what was happening around them.
The group meets on the 1st Thursday of each month, and their meeting schedule can be found on our Events calendar. Visit them on Facebook to learn more and find out how you can get involved, or contact Clarissa directly at [email protected].
Walker’s Point Association (WPA) Resident Committee
Walker’s Point (see map) is known to many across the region as a hotspot for art, entertainment, and fine dining, but it is also a vibrant residential neighborhood.
The WPA Resident Committee meets on the first Monday of every month, and their meeting schedule is available on our Events page. Visit them on Facebook to learn more and find out how you can get involved!
Walker Square Neighborhood Association (WSNA)
WSNA is a group of residents from the greater Walker Square area (see map).
They meet on the first Tuesday of each month and their meeting schedule can be found on our Events page. Visit them on Facebook to learn more and find out how you can get involved!
South 5th Place Neighbors
[More info coming soon]