BARCC Leadership

President & Commercial Development Liaison
Mell Monroe

Vice President of Strategy
Safety / Security & Clean and Green

Dr. Keith McCoy

Treasurer & Fundraising Director
Pamela Dempsey

Records Chair & Condominium Liaison Director
Angela Higginbotham-Monroe

Director of Activities & Marketing
Jonese Burnett

Director of Membership Development
Michelle Brown

Director of External Communications

Director of Safety & Security / Chairman
Marie Smith

Director of Condominium Development
Iva Funderberg

Director of Commercial Development
Akari Muhansi

Co-Director of Commercial Development
Teshera Henderson

Asst. Director of Commercial Development
Clarence Carson

Political Liaison
Tyrone Forte

Director of Condominium
Development Outreach

Marvell Turnage

Communications Director
Mechele Elias

Board Member

Phaedra Leslie

Welcome to the Bronzeville Area Residents' & Commerce Council

We are a non-profit organization serving the homeowners, condominium owners, renters and commerce enterprises of Chicago's historic Bronzeville neighborhood. We work to create and maintain a safe, clean, enjoyable neighborhood for families to live and businesses to thrive.

BARCC Diamond Sponsors
We at BARCC would like to give special thanks and recognition to our Diamond sponsors–our top level of sponsorship–to Illinois Service Federal Bank and Berry Hill Construction. We greatly appreciate their contributions, continued support and dedication to our growth and success.

For more information on becoming a sponsor, visit our Sponsor Information Page
Illinois Service Federal
Illinois Service Federal Savings & Loan, a community financial institution, has proudly served the South side of Chicago since 1934. For more information, visit
Main Branch:
Chatham Office:
4619 S. King Drive  |  Chicago, IL 60653  |  773-624-2000
8700 S. King Drive  |  Chicago, IL 60619  |  773-224-2160
Berry Hill Construction
Me B&W_edited extra small.jpgSesalee Moore, ABR®, GRI
Broker Consultant
Sudler | Sotheby’s International Realty

Phone: 312 927 6601
 |   Fax: 312 628 7614   |
BARCC Demands Accountability for Neighborhood Stabilization Program
BARCC is joining with other community organizations calling for a public hearing on the status of utilizing funds from the Neighborhood Stabilization Program.  Click here to view BARCC letter.

Recognizing Excellence in BARCC Community Service
3rd Ward Alderman, Pat Dowell along with BARCC President, Mell Monroe recently recognized four BARCC members for their excellence in service to their beloved community of Bronzeville.

See Our Award Recipients!

Bronzeville Proposed As Black Metropolis District National Heritage Area of Illinois
Congressman Bobby Rush introduced a bill that would designate the Historic Bronzeville community as the Black Metropolis District National Heritage Area of Illinois. BARCC endorses and supports this bill, which was submitted to U.S. Congress in early 2008.

Click Here, to view this proposal.

The History of Bronzeville as told by Tim Black

Tim BlackWe are honored to present to you a historical account of Bronzeville's history given by the respected professor, historian and activist, Timuel D. Black.
Watch Tim Black's Discussion Now!

What Can BARCC Do for You?

BARCC has been active in promoting growth, development, safety and security for the residents, visitors and businesses in the Bronzeville community. See Our List of Accomplishments!

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