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?

Our charitable efforts encompass  the Bronzeville, Douglas, Englewood, Grand Boulevard, Hyde Park, Kenwood, Oakland, and Washington Park neighborhoods.

What's New

Upcoming Events

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Chi Omega Omega and Tau Mu Chapters in partnership with the Imani Pearls Community Development Foundation are hosting ”MLK Day of Service 2023: We Are One” on Monday, January 16th, 2023 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

The in-person event is open to both middle and high school students throughout the Chicagoland area. Breakout sessions will cover several highlighted financial topics, voter education, and public servant’s guide to leadership, all led by members of the Divine Nine Black Greek organizations. The event will include food, give-aways, and end with a dance party to celebrate the day!

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Registration is open NOW!

Reserve your spot using the link below or QR Code on flyer!

Take a Look Inside Who We Are, and What We Do

You don’t want to miss IPCDF’s extraordinary events where we fundraiser to support scholarships, programming, and development to better serve the people in our communities, starting with our targeted areas of service. Check our Events tab for full event detail information. 

Building a Better Chicago- Mission Possible MLK Day of Service Event. January 2019.

IPCDF Community Newsletter December 2022 Edition

Good Day Community Members and Community Partners,
The Imani Pearls Community Development Foundation is happy to share our third edition community newsletter.  We take pride in providing quality programs in the communities we serve in the areas of Education, Health and Wellness, Financial Literacy, Arts, and Global Impact.  Please take a moment to review some of our recent programs that we conducted in the third quarter of 2022.  We have touched the lives of many, and we look forward to you joining us at our future programs. 

Spin adversity into something beautiful – like a cultured pearl.

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