Grand Celebration Held for U.S. Bank Pullman Community Center Opening

Residents, neighbors, and celebrants gathered in Chicago’s historic Pullman Neighborhood Thursday, November 8, 2018, for the grand opening of the new, $20 million U.S. Bank Pullman Community Center. U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel , 9th Ward Alderman Anthony Beale, 8th Ward Alderman Michelle Harris, representatives from the Chicago Cubs, the Roseland Youth Center, Chicago Neighborhood Initiative, and Chicago Community Loan Fund celebrated the 135,000-square-foot center located at 10322 S. Woodlawn.

The CCLF team joined colleagues, borrowers, and investors at the ribbon-cutting of the new U.S. Bank Pullman Community Center: (from left) Juan Calixto, VP External Relations; Calvin Holmes, President; Alderman Michelle Harris, 8th Ward; Maurice Williams, VP Economic Development; Bob Tucker, COO/Exec. VP of Programs; Lycrecia Parks, VP Portfolio Management; Angela Dowell, CFO; Ciere Boatright, VP Real Estate & Inclusion, Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives; and Chelsi Cicekoglu, CCLF’s Lending Consultant.

Financing and New Market Tax Credit partners on the Pullman Community Center project include: Chicago Bears; Cubs Charities; Chicago Community Loan Fund; Chicago’s Environmental Fund; Chicago Housing Authority; Chicago Park District; Citibank; City of Chicago; ESPN; Exelon; Ford Motor Company; LISC Chicago; National Community Investment Fund; NFL Grassroots; Sherwin-Williams; State of Illinois DCEO; U.S. Bank; and Wintrust.

Click the images below to review press coverage of the Pullman Community Center’s Grand Opening.

  • New $20M Community Sports Complex Opens In Chicago’s Pullman Neighborhood

WGN-TV, Julian Crews & Bill Kissinger

  • Mayor Emanuel Cuts Ribbon on New Pullman Community Center 


  • Chicago Tonight: New Community Center

WTTW-Channel 11

  • $20 Million Field of Dreams Finally Opens In Pullman

Chicago Sun-Times