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    Planting Seeds of Community Development & Growth
    Check out our Spring upcoming events! 

    Spin adversity into something beautiful – like a cultured pearl.

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    The Ripple Effect

    Pay it forward and join our wave of change.

Faith Invested. Communities Uplifted.

A helping hand can transform a life…the life of someone who can, in turn, spin adversity into something beautiful – like a cultured pearl – and bring new hope to our community.

This is our model for change on Chicago’s South Side. IPCDF is an organization of volunteers creating a ripple effect of service that will improve high school graduation rates, reduce crime, and end joblessness in our communities.

Together, we can empower people. We can activate a giving spirit in others. And we can show our neighbors-in-need that someone cares. Are you ready to join in and catch our wave?

(left to right) Tammara Wofford, Martin Luther King Day of Service Program Chairman, Hanneke Hall, Vice President and Program Chairman, and Anjanette Wallace, Martin Luther King Day of Service Program Co-Chairman, pose with some of the over two hundred twenty two young people who participated in the Imani Pearls Community Development Foundation’s and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Chi Omega Omega Chapter’s Martin Luther King Day of Service event “Mission Possible: Building a Better World” at Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Avenue, Monday, Jan. 15. – Marc Monaghan. Hyde Park Hearld.


2018 Imani Award Recipient Feature

Health Award, Mrs. Regina Townsend


Mrs. Townsend is a professional teen services Librarian and Infertility advocate. She was a past recipient of the Young Adult Librarian of the Year award for the Illinois Library Association. In her role, she diligently works to provide a voice for teens and educational platforms to motivate other library professionals to provide mentoring services to teenagers in e ity.

As a blogger and infertility advocate, Mrs. Townsend provides support and resources to those who have been affected by reproductive health difficulties. More>>>  

Join us on May 5th, 2018 as we celebrate Mrs. Townsend’s commitment and service to improving our communities and honor her with the 2018 Imani Award of Health. 

#RRSoiree2018     #IPCDFcares





Upcoming Events


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You don’t want to miss this extraordinaire event featuring music by DJ John Styles, panoramic view of the iconic Chicago skyline from the rooftop of the signature National Hellenic Museum, Live Kentucky Derby virtual racing, Silent auction/cash raffle and an elite list of Special guests & Honorees. We have it ALL and more! Come dressed to impress for this day of Fun, Food & Fascinators! 

2018 Building a Better Chicago Spring Fundraiser



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