Coppin Community Center

Developers of Youth, Supporters of Adults, Builders of Community


Coppin Community Center is a social-service nonprofit at Coppin Memorial AME Church in the Washington Park neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side. Its vision is a healthy, safe, empowered community. Its mission is to develop youth, support adults and transform the quality of life for all people. It runs food and meal programs, and hosts youth and family programs such as the Boys & Girls Club.


Coppin Community Center is administered by a volunteer director, Frankye Parham, with guidance and support from the church pastor, Jon Robinson. Coppin Community Center is backed and governed by a new, hard-working board of directors from across the Chicagoland area, led by board chair, Michelle Robinson. Coppin Community Center is 501(c)(3) nonprofit community- and social-service organization.


Coppin Community Center, left, built in 1967. And Coppin Memorial AME Church, right, celebrating 100 years of ministry and service in 2019.