Bethel New Life
Bethel New Life
Address: 4950 W. Thomas
Edward A. Coleman
Bethel New Life is a 501c3 non-profit organization based in Chicago, Illinois. Formed by a small Lutheran church on the West Side of Chicago in response to the devastation and disinvestment that followed the civil rights riots of the late 1960s, Bethel New Life has been in the business of creating social impact and community change for more than three decades.
Bethel New Life’s laser-focused mission is economic transformation of West Side communities. West Side Forward is leveraging regional resources to reduce concentrated poverty and improve the collective standard of living.
West Side Forward is forging ahead as a transformformic 21st century economic development organization on Chicago’s West Side serving the Austin, West and East Garfield Park, Humboldt Park and North Lawndale communities. West Side Forward is focused on creating opportunities to bring individuals and families out of poverty and bringing about system and policy changes necessary to lift an entire community out of poverty. We invest in people who are ready to invest in themselves and we impact the systems and policies that dampen the human spirit and prevent communities from thriving.
West Side Forward Programs & Services
- Business Innovation Technology
- Small Business Development Center
- Entrepreneurship Training Program
- Neighborhood Business Development Center
- West Side Business Xcelerator
- Advanced Manufacturing Program
- Transportation Distribution Logistics Program
- Jumpstart Career Program