February 2018 Luncheon: Community Development – How Nonprofits and Faith-based Organizations are Shaping Chicago’s Neighborhoods

Date(s) - February 21, 2018
11:30 am - 1:30 pm

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Please join us for an engaging panel discussion with distinguished speakers working in the field of community-led development at a range of scales.  Are neighborhoods revitalized house-by-house, corner store-by store; or through bigger moves like subsidizing major employers, retailers, and manufacturing to locate in a particular community?  We will explore the successes and challenges of neighborhood development as well as the institutional and systemic forces at play. The panel will address how community agency can be scaffolded by public policy and access to capital. Case studies will include the Pullman and West Garfield Park neighborhoods and how efforts there impact the wider economic growth and equity in the region. 

Eventbrite - February 2018 Luncheon - Community Development: How Nonprofits and Faith-based Organizations Are Shaping Chicago's Land Development 

Confirmed Speakers

DAVID DOIG, PRESIDENT, Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives

CNI was formed in 2010 to coordinate resources, economic development and neighborhood revitalization efforts in Chicagoland’s low-to-moderate income neighborhoods. CNI seeks to revitalize neighborhoods and create jobs by developing high impact projects, providing financial resources to entrepreneurs and sustaining long-term community partnerships.  For 25 years, David has served neighborhoods throughout Chicago in various nonprofit and governmental capacities, including as a community organizer in North Lawndale and as Superintendent of the Chicago Park District.  At CNI, David focuses on strategy and raising capital, and helped lead an organizing effort to have Pullman declared a National Monument.  David has an undergraduate degree from Wheaton College and a Master’s in Social Science from the University of Chicago. David is also a member of Committee and on the Cook County Commission on Social Innovation.


Pastor Marshall Hatch, Sr., New Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church.

Marshall Elijah Hatch, Sr. has been the Pastor of the New Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church located in the heart of Chicago’s West Garfield community since 1993. Marshall Hatch is a native of the west side. In 1985, he was ordained as a minister, and later in that same year was appointed as Pastor of the Commonwealth Missionary Baptist Church in North Lawndale. In 1998 he was appointed a Merrill Fellow at the Harvard Divinity School, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A recipient of multiple awards and teaching appointments at institutions including the University of Chicago, Tufts University, Bates College, and Northern Baptist Seminary.  Throughout his ministry, Marshall Hatch has commenced numerous community outreach programs. Most notable among these are the Westside Isaiah Plan, Ezra Homes, and Pilgrim Village Homes-Washington Boulevard, new construction affordable housing development projects that built over 200 single family homes in Chicago. Currently, NMP/PDC has partnered with Chicago CRED to employ at risk young men (18-24 years old) in a community development program called the “MAAFA Redemption Project”. The MR Project completes rehab of a multi-unit residential building and preps the adjacent Pilgrim Village Community Arts Center on the Washington Boulevard campus.

Please join us at the annual real estate and economic kickoff to the new year with Mary Ludgin, Director of Global Investment Research for Heitman. She will share her capital market insights, property market conditions, and economic predictions for 2018. We’ll also take a quick look back how some of her 2017 predictions turned out. Always inspiring and informing, we welcome back Ely Chapter’s very own economic expert for a look into the future of our markets.

This is a great opportunity to bring prospective members.


Please note the luncheon is at:  Petterino’s, 150 North Dearborn Street, Chicago

The registration deadline is February 16   

Eventbrite - February 2018 Luncheon - Community Development: How Nonprofits and Faith-based Organizations Are Shaping Chicago's Land Development