Making the West Side: Community Conversations on Neighborhood Change is Jane Addams Hull-House Museum  project, originally funded through the National Endowment for the Humanities, that brings together scholars, activists, neighborhood residents, and other stakeholders to investigate the history of neighborhood change on Chicago’s West Side and connect those histories to contemporary issues and concerns.

A Memo to the Mayor from the West Side 

On May 14, 2019, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum gathered community partners to craft a Memo to the Mayor from the West Side, prompted by the Chicago Community Trust's "On The Table" discussions. The youth of BBF Family Services located in the North Lawndale Community have a lot to say about what the West Side needs. Listen to them! 


Pervious Making the West Side events and programs

Making the West Side on video

Exhibitions inspired by Making the West Side