Our Documentary

This documentary explores the history of our organization and the West Haven community which it has served for over 20 years within the Near West Side of Chicago. We ask community residents, leaders and public officials how Near West Side CDC has positively impacted people’s lives.

Thanks to all of our participants:
• Jerry Reinsdorf, Chairman of the Board, Chicago Bulls & White Sox
• Howard Pizer, Executive Vice President of the United Center
• Reverend Albert D. Tyson III, Presiding Elder of AME Church
• Andrew Mooney, Commissoner, Department of Planning, Chicago
• Susana Vasquez, Executive Director, LISC Chicago
• Reverend Vance Henry, Mayoral Deputy Chief of Staff
• Alderman Walter Burnett, 27th Ward
• Willie Wright Washington, NWSCDC Board Member, West Haven Resident
• Sabrina Gates, Doctor & West Haven Community Resident
• Kahlilah Gates, Educator & West Haven Community Resident
• Dr. Harold Pates, Professor & Scholar
• Earnest Gates, Executive Director, NWSCDC

Dedicated to Wilma Ward, “The Big Six” & the Residents of West Haven.

Directed and Producted by Andrew “Gravity” Kirkland of OOO Multimedium

Special thanks to LISC Chicago