Friends of South Side is a not-for-profit entity. Any funds collected shall be accounted for and distributed for the purposes as set forth in its Articles and By-laws necessary to maintain its designation as a Section 501(C) (3) Corporation , as defined by the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, and as the same has or may be amended from time to time hereafter. The entity is registered to receive charitable contributions [Registration # CH 28378] and to disperse received proceeds in accordance with the applicable laws, rules, and regulations governing the same.

Prior to opening of the building for operation we are looking to accept donations to help fulfill the dream which would include contributions, towards facilities and improvements that were not otherwise included in the City budget for construction. They can be earmarked for particular classroom use, e.g. stereo equipment, computer wireless, sound system, kitchen for cooking facilities, art materials, desks, tables, chairs, etc.

Please help us help others and make this Project a success! To become a Charter Member and kept abreast of upcoming events and the status of the Project please join. Click the “Membership Information” page. We also will be looking to conduct certain special events in the fall of 2010, and spring of 2011, to generate funds for facility enhancements not included in the City’s construction budget. Thereafter, we will utilizing funds to augment the operations as we open the doors. For more information, endowments, sponsorships for substantial donations in conjunction with recognition by way of a room or other amenity recognition please contact

We also could be looking to accept contributions toward special events that would be fund raising to initiate the funds that would be needed to cover the opening for acquisition of material and the operation. Thereafter once operated we will be seeking additional funds that would be established for endowments so that children of all ages would be able to utilize and attend the facilities and programs. For large sponsorships or donations in conjunction with recognition on a room or honor roll to be maintained on the site, please contact us at