History Mystery Bike Adventure 

More Mystery, More Adventure & More Fun for the Whole Family  As most community events are being cancelled, BAPA is bringing back a retooled, social distancing-friendly version of its popular History Mystery Bike Tour. […]

Beverly Resident Brings Mutual Aid Initiative to the South Side 

By Cathriona Fey  BAPA Community Outreach & Improvement  Neighbors helping neighbors. It is a simple concept and in the Beverly/Morgan Park community something we see often as residents regularly come out to help neighbors experiencing difficult times. During the pandemic, […]

MAYTA COLLECTION: Crafting Connections through Fashion 

By Brittany Wiley  BAPA Business Liaison  Maggie O’Reilly, a native southsider, is the creative mind behind Mayta Collection, an ethical fashion brand driven by her personal travels and connection to culture.  Handcrafted in Peru and Morroco, her one–of–a–kind […]

Kellogg’s Habitat for the Community

By Tina Jenkins Bell  BAPA School Liaison  Recently, the Kate Starr Kellogg Elementary School received a $10,000 grant to build a pollinator habitat in front of the school from the Illinois […]

Village Viewpoint

By Mary Jo Viero  BAPA Executive Director  As I reflect on the past 10 weeks of quarantine, it’s easy to think about everything we missed — gatherings, games, graduations, just to name a few.   Just […]

Orchids & Onions

Orchids to  County Fair Foods, which, among its many acts of kindness and community support, recently prepared and delivered meals to 300 neighborhood seniors.   Our first responders, health care workers, essential workers […]