Click "Register Now" to sign up for a community resource or vendor table. Space is limited.

Come celebrate all the community organizations and resource providers making a positive impact on young people and families at Gary Comer Youth Center in Greater Grand Crossing on the South Side Friday, August 19 from 4 to 7pm for our annual Greater Together Back to School Block Party!

You don't want to miss the best community block party on the South Side featuring music, inflatables, games, raffles, food, drinks and much more! Community partners like Champs Mentoring, Operation Neighborhood Safety, Habitat for Humanity and many more will be providing free resources and celebrating all afternoon together! We'll be giving away free backpacks and school supplies while supplies last!

Bring the whole family for an awesome afternoon of food, fun and free resources. Click “Register Now” to reserve your community table or to let us know you will be swinging by as a guest. Our event sponsor Walmart is bringing some great healthcare resources including their massive Mobile Wellness RV, free product samples from J&J, Dove and other leading brands and your chance to enter to win our grand prize including Chicago Bulls tickets, Walmart gift cards, cool merchandise, and free memberships at GCYC for age 11 and up including our new adult programs.

This is going to be an awesome block party and you are our VIP guest. We look forward to seeing you on the block!

Community partners who have already registered include:

Champs Mentoring

Operation Neighborhood Safety

UChicago Medicine - South Side Pediatric Asthma Center

Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago (NHS)


Paul Revere Elementary


Chicago Park District

Chicago Public Library

Kindness Campaign

Thrive Chicago

Universal Family Connection

Fresh, Raw, Natural

Chicago 003 District

Alderman Leslie Hairston

Habitat for Humanity


Evangelism of Grace

GCYC Culinary Arts

GCYC Urban Ag

Comer Crops

Green Teens

Gary Comer Middle School

Let Go - Be Great

Equal Hope

Legal Council for Health Justice

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