|Frank Frigo & Bernard D. Headley II of Community Bank of Oak Park River Forest present a Champion Grant of $1,000 to Sean Harden for Goodcity NFP.|
Community Bank of Oak Park River Forest selected Goodcity NFP as recipient of a Champion Grant. The purpose of the Champion Grant is to assist organizations in providing community outreach programs for low or moderate income individuals.
The mission of Goodcity is to identify and support high-potential community-based programs that promote self-sufficiency and a sense of purpose in lives of individuals in under-resourced communities. Goodcity seeks to propel these social entrepreneurs to achieve maximum impact through training, mentoring, and milestone-based funding. Programs supported by Goodcity focus on employment, workforce development and retention, education, opportunities for area youth, and increasing the utilization of available benefits and government services. Goodcity primarily serves the Austin community, but also supports neighborhood programs throughout Chicago, including North Lawndale, East Garfield Park, Englewood, and Bronzeville.
A grant in the amount of $1,000 was presented to Dr. Ileen Kelly, Director of Development for Goodcity, and Sean Harden, Chief Operating Officer for Goodcity, on December 29, by Bernard D. Headley II, Community Lending Specialist, and Frank Frigo, Marketing Officer for Community Bank.