Mission

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, SSA management, ESL classes, free senior citizen shuttle bus, 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 (773) 523-4416, or stop by our offices to learn more about our history and our programs.

Also, please visit our media page for a video on our history an an extensive gallery of historic photos.