The Renaissance Collaborative, Inc. is a 24-year old Social Impact, 501(c)(3), Community Development Corporation located in the heart of the historic Bronzeville community.
We believe all individuals have value, therefore, can better contribute to themselves, their families and their communities when provided with access to the supports they may need.
We aim to end the cycle of homelessness and poverty – one individual at a time; by providing innovative and comprehensive access to a network of supportive affordable housing, employment education and retention, and other services which promote healthy life skills and self-sufficiency. TRC is known for its restoration of the former Wabash YMCA, a landmark building opened in 1913 through the late 1970s, providing housing and job training, to many African-Americans migrating from the South to Chicago. Today, the Wabash Y is proudly known as
The Renaissance Apartments and Fitness for Life Center – continuing the legacy that is rooted in social impact and compassionate care.
In 2010 TRC’s leadership extended their reach and their legacy of social impact and compassionate care to develop the TRC Senior Village 1, a green energy affordable housing— health and wellness life center for the elderly. TRC Senior Village 1 hallmark is health and wellness, nutrition education, personal fitness with a special interest and focuses on Grandparent –family support and advocacy.