Pandemic Reveals Silver Linings 

“If the pandemic has taught me anything, it’s to look for the silver linings,” said Greg Owen-Boger, Executive Director of Turpin Cares, a local philanthropic organization that kicked into high […]

Turpin Cares Hosts Holiday Collection at Starbucks 

  Turpin Cares, Beverly/Morgan Park-based a not-for-profit organization that collects and distributes food, comfort items and hygiene products for local families in need, hosts a holiday collection through Dec. 24 at Starbucks, 103rd and Longwood Drive. People […]

Feeding the Hungry: Maple Morgan Food Pantry  

  The Maple Morgan Park Food Pantry’s annual holiday turkey fundraising campaign is underway. The Thanksgiving food distribution is in November, and many families are expected to be in need of emergency food. Our local pantry gives a turkey and all the trimmings for holiday […]

Going to Bat for Anthony’s Avengers Foundation 

  In September, members of the 22nd District Police 2261 Tactical Team stepped up to the plate to raise awareness and funds for pediatric brain tumor research. The officers participated in the Swing […]

Writing Group Dedicates Scholarship  

By Tina Jenkins Bell  BAPA School Liaison   Recently, For Love of Writing, an African American led writing group with a diverse outreach for professional and creative development opportunities on Chicago’s South Side, awarded a $500 scholarship to support Black […]

Help a Hero Supports Road Home Program 

19th Ward Ald. Matt O’Shea hosts the Help A Hero fundraiser throughout June, benefiting Rush University Medical Center’s Road Home Program. Supporters can purchase a Freedom Isn’t Free lawn sign or t-shirt at or by texting 855-202-2100.    T-shirts are $15 in adult […]

Free Store Receives Grant from BCBSIL 

  To help ease the ongoing needs of area residents affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBCIL) has awarded the Beverly Area Planning Association […]

BAPA Welcomes New Board Members

By Kristin Boza We’re thrilled to introduce the new members of BAPA’s Board of Directors. This diverse group of area residents represent a wide variety of backgrounds. Through their experiences, […]