Kenwood Oakland Community Organization (KOCO)

Chicago, IL

Founded in the 1960s, the Kenwood Oakland Community Organization has facilitated organizing campaigns that increased the resources and services available to families and residents of the North Kenwood and Oakland communities of Chicago. KOCO continues to develop new generations of African American leadership that will build stable, viable, and just communities where opportunity is not denied based on race or economic status.

Through the sustained engagement of low-income and working families, KOCO develops multi-generational leaders who impact decision-making processes and public policies, improving the quality of life in our local communities.