Community Impact

Comer Education Campus believes the success and sustainability of our work to improve the lives
of young people requires strategic partnerships and community engagement.

We partner with best-in-class organizations to deliver the highest quality youth enrichment, academic and college preparation programs. Our greatest partners, however, are members of the local community, and we promote initiatives that seek to enhance the lives of everyone in the neighborhood. Some of our community impact initiatives include Civic Partnerships, Green Spaces, and Affordable Housing.

Civic Partners

Our involvement over the years and close partnership with the City of Chicago paved the way for the new Grand Crossing Branch of the Chicago Public Library. Located just one block from the Comer Education Campus, the new library provides not just young people but all residents of the neighborhood a place to pursue knowledge and foster growth in the community.

Youth Education Garden

Our 1.75-acre Youth Education Garden serves as an outdoor classroom and organic produce production center in an area of the city where fresh produce and healthy foods are hard to come by. Growing over 23,000 pounds of vegetables, fruits and herbs, the Youth Education Garden is a community asset, providing a focus on nutrition and healthy lifestyle. This garden is a green oasis in the community, beautifying the former industrial corridor of S. South Chicago Avenue. It complements our state-of-the-art facilities and advances our mission through teaching urban agriculture, horticulture, sciences and nutrition education to young people.

Affordable Housing

Revere Way developed more than 60 affordable, fine-quality homes for individuals and families in a transforming neighborhood. Revere Way homes were built with environmentally conscious construction materials and Energy-Star compliant appliances. In addition, the project created a home-improvement program for existing homeowners and job opportunities for neighborhood residents through construction apprenticeships and ongoing building efforts.

We are located in the Greater Grand Crossing Neighborhood on Chicago's South Side