Welcome to the Tim McCormick Community Center Virtual Tour
SOS Illinois is proud to share the launch of the Tim McCormick Community Center, a first-of-its-kind facility in Chicago. Yet, we are mindful of issues of safety and everyone’s well-being. Thus, out of an abundance of caution, we will wait until it is safe for all of us to gather for a traditional ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the opening of the Center.
Below is an opportunity to experience the Center now through a self-guided virtual tour, which is a 12-stop series of videos that includes footage of the building and interviews with our CEO, the architect, project manager, donors, board members, and staff. We invite you to participate in this historic milestone for the organization.
Virtual Tour Map
Introduction and Project Overview View the Virtual Tour
Interview with Tim McCormick in the Peg Donovan Entryway View the Virtual Tour
Interview with Jim Wolfe in the Knight Engineers & Architects Learning Annex View the Virtual Tour
Interview with David Hoffman in the David Hoffman and Ruth Callaghan Community Center Room View the Virtual Tour
Interview with Don Biernacki in the Goya Learning Kitchen View the Virtual Tour
Interview with Delphine Rankin in the Staff Office and Meeting Space View the Virtual Tour
Interview with Maesa Idries in the Family Strengthening Space View the Virtual Tour
Interview with Jeff Riemer in the Staff Lounge and Common Area View the Virtual Tour
Interview with Bert Brandt in the Conference Room and Meeting Space View the Virtual Tour
Interview with Juan Moreno in the Center’s Entry Plaza View the Virtual Tour
Interview with Zaidy Cardenas and Thank You to the Project Benefactors View the Virtual Tour
Special Thank You to the Project Contractors and Construction Crew View the Virtual Tour
About the Center
1133 W. 13th Street, Chicago, Illinois
The Center is an 11,000 + Sq. Foot facility
and includes a 3,000 sq.ft. multi-purpose room and centerpiece Goya Learning Kitchen
Plus staff offices, a community garden, a playground area, and more
85% Of the Center Site
and Grounds Will Be Open to the Public
The Tim McCormick Community Center is projected to serve over 5,000 individuals annually
Tim McCormick Community Center Benefactors
Thank you to our generous benefactors who helped make the Center a reality. Through your kind support, we have built a site that will continue SOS Illinois’ mission of caring for children in need, strengthening families, and transforming lives.
The Bohne Foundation
Chicago Housing Authority
Goya Foods, Inc.
Kathleen & John Buck
Knight Engineers & Architects, Inc.
Carol & Lawrence Levy
Maestro Cares Foundation
McKay Family Foundation
Jill L. Meinzer Fund
Mission & Ministry Impact
Sky Ranch Foundation
SOS Children’s Villages USA
Specialist Staffing Group
Wintrust Financial Corporation
Tim McCormick Community Center In-Kind Donors
Thank you to our generous in-kind donors who helped make the Center a reality. Through your kind support, we have built a site that will continue SOS Illinois’ mission of caring for children in need, strengthening families, and transforming lives.
All American Exterior Solutions
All-Tech Decorating Co.
Architectural Window Treatments (AVDG)
Artlow Systems Inc.
Denk & Roche
Dulanski Group, The
GEI Testing Inc.
Gurtz Electric Co.
Long Island Fire
Northern Glass Inc.
Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove
US Alliance Fire Protection
See the milestones in the 12-month long construction project
October 2019 – Moving Earth at 13 St. & Blue Island Ave.
November 2019 – Footings Established
December 2019 – Foundation is Poured
January 2020 – Vision is Becoming a Reality
February 2020 – Last Beam Secured in Place
March 2020 – Construction Keeps Going
April 2020 – Working Quietly
May 2020 – Building Walls Go Up
June 2020 – Goals are “On Target”
July 2020 – The Fence Comes Down
August 2020 – Facility Enters the Home Stretch
September 2020 – Building Gets Set for Opening