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Paradigm Shift. #CNDA25

 25th Annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards

Thursday, May 9, 2019

McCormick Place, West Building (Gate 40)
2301 S. Indiana Ave, Skyline Ballroom, Level Three

Non-profit: $75/each; $750/table of 10
For-profit/Corporate: $100/each; $1,000/table of 10

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2:30 PM Registration

3:00 PM Charles Blow
At a moment of profound change in our cities and nation, renowned columnist, author and social-critic Charles Blow will speak about issues of race, class and gender, how we got to where we are, and the strategies that may achieve the equity and equality we purport to seek.

Charles Blow is a New York Times columnist and the author of Fire Shut Up in My Bones, a New York Times bestseller and winner of the Lambda Literary Award and the Sperber Prize.

4:30 PM Awards Ceremony

6:00 PM Reception


Online applications for the Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards and the Richard H. Driehaus Award for Architectural Excellence in Community Design are now closed. Applications will open again in August of 2019.  

Past Winners

Check out the winners from the past 25 years of the Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards. 

Mission statement

Established in 1995, the Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards (CNDA) recognize the essential role that both non-profit and for-profit developers play in building communities in Chicago-area neighborhoods. The Awards recognize outstanding achievement in neighborhood real estate development and community building, especially the achievements of community development corporations (CDCs), other community-based organizations and for-profit developers working to build healthier neighborhoods in the Chicago metropolitan area.