The West Ridge Community Organization (WRCO) empowers residents to play meaningful roles in our community to enhance the quality of life and promote the racial, economic, cultural diversity of the West Ridge Community. The West Ridge neigborhood is sometimes called West Rogers Park. And the West Ridge Community Organization was previously called the West Rogers Park Community Organization.

West Ridge MapWest Ridge Boundaries

  • Howard St on the north
  • Ridge Blvd, Ravenswood Ave, & Western Ave on the east
  • Peterson Ave and Bryn Mawr on the south
  • Kedzie Ave & the North Branch of the Chicago River on the west

Our Focus

  • Participatory Budgeting in our Ward
  • The Fair Elections Ordinance
  • The Independent Map Amendment
  • Elected Representative School Board
  • Public schools and no more charters
  • FAIR’s work on airplane noise pollution
  • Equitable tax revenues and policies for the city

Current Priorities

  • Work with LEARN to get community input on the new library
  • Get more residents involved in the governance of our local public parks
  • Promote a neighborhood economic growth plan and encourage small businesses
  • Work cooperatively with other West Ridge organizations for the common good
  • Senior Village
  • “No Hate” campaign

The West Ridge Community Organization is a tax-exempt organization under Section501©(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All gifts to WRCO are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Please help WRCO raise its efforts in our community to a new and higher level.

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