In the beginning…
APN was born out of a discussion that began on a neighborhood news aggregator, Everyblock. Shylo Bisnett decided she wanted to take this conversation offline and engage with her neighbors face to face. In the Fall of 2012 she arranged a meeting at Eugene Park Fieldhouse with a small group of residents who became the founding members of Albany Park Neighbors. Most of those are still actively involved in the organization today!
This core group of residents have been working to transform online conversation into offline action ever since, and we’ve continued to get more long-time and new residents involved. Since then, we’ve cultivated a Facebook community of more than 3,000 (likely more by the time you read this), coordinated events, developed relationships with aldermen and local organizations, and disseminated valuable information about our community to residents.
If you identify as an Albany Parker, or live between the boundaries of Pulaski and Kedzie and Foster and Montrose, please join us! Bring an open heart, rolled-up sleeves and great ideas
Email: albanyparkneighbors [at] gmail [dot] com.
Albany Park Neighbors is registered as a not-for-profit with the State of Illinois. We are currently seeking federal 501c3 non-profit status.