About Us

Our Mission

Founded in 1939, the South Side Community Council gives a voice to the residents of the South Side Flats neighborhood and strengthens the community by celebrating and embracing its history as well as its arts and cultures. Through collaboration and community partnerships, it will address the challenges facing the South Side while improving the quality of life and economic vitality of the neighborhood.

For more background on the South Side Community Council feel free to visit our history page and read our bylaws. The South Side Community Council is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization, overseen by our Board of Directors. 

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Our Vision

We aim to make the South Side a healthy and vibrant community where families and individuals choose to live, work and play. We will accomplish this vision by:

    1. Recognizing the neighborhood’s commitment to the arts, with the South Side’s rich history taking center stage through venues and events.
    2. Providing urban parks filled with activities and events that regularly bring residents together and celebrate the community’s diverse demographic groups.
    3. Making East Carson Street a featured destination for the entire region where a public spaces initiative will transform it into an attractive and walk-able avenue with unique retail shops and restaurants.
    4. Creating an environment where residents and businesses are mutually-supportive and share a sense of community pride.