Living in Lawndale since 1998, I have lectured at DePaul University and the University of Illinois at Chicago on public policy and community revitalization... about North Lawndale. I am the director for the North Lawndale program of Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago. We recently launched the Historic Chicago Greystone Initiative to celebrate Lawndale's unique architecture and built environment. Numerous partners have been involved in this effort with NHS, including: the Driehaus Foundation; Roberta Feldman and the City Design Center of the University of Illinois at Chicago; the National Trust for Historic Preservation; Landmarks Illinois; the City of Chicago; Murphy-Hill Gallery; Lawndale Business and Local Development Corporation; Lawndale Christian Development Corporation; Cook County Commissioners Steele and Steele; block clubs and so very many community residents, most importantly, the Lawndale Historical and Cultural Society. These people and organizations have taught me so very much about the value of partnerships. I must also mention a few other special friends and partners... Susanne Schnell, Professor David Brown; and Art History Professor Robert Bruegmann.