Thursday, September 26, 2013

The work of the 530 Fullerton Foundation began during the Democratic National Convention hosted in Chicago in 1968, when a local church opened its doors to shelter students displaced from nearby Lincoln Park to avoid the riots occurring there.

Since that time, a number of neighborhood volunteers formalized and organized programs to serve at-risk populations in the Lincoln Park community that is walkable from 530 W. Fullerton.
In 2012, these programs were consolidated under a newly-established 501(c)(3) organization which could better coordinate the operations of these activities.

Through its programs, the Foundation advances the general well-being of the immediate Lincoln Park community by providing on-the-ground access to services required by homeless and at-risk populations who may have no other place to turn to for basic human needs.