Emlyn Eisenach elected President of HPNC’s Board of Directors

Chicago, IL—March 9, 2018—Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, a not-for-profit organization serving youth from all backgrounds on Chicago’s South Side since 1909, is pleased to announce that Emlyn Eisenach has been elected to serve as the organization’s next Board President. Eisenach succeeds Eileen Holzhauer whose term ended in January 2018. Holzhauer will remain on the Board of Directors as the Vice Chair of Governance.

“Eileen’s term as president was the natural extension of her many years of commitment to youth in Hyde Park, and to HPNC as an essential part of the Hyde Park Community,” says Sarah Diwan, HPNC Executive Director. “She has been extremely supportive of the partnerships that HPNC has recently formed with several other youth organizations that are now renting space in our building. Together with our past president Bethany Pickens, she was an important voice in setting our strategic vision to become a true hub for Youth programming on Chicago’s South Side.”

Emlyn Eisenach is an independent historian, author, and translator. She has resided in Hyde Park for 19 years and raised two sons here – one now in college and the other a high school junior at the University of Chicago’s Lab School. Emlyn has served on the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club’s Board of Directors for the past two years and previously served as member and president of the Board of the Chicago Lying-in Hospital of the University of Chicago Medical Center. She has a PhD from the University of Virginia and BA from Yale.

Asked about her work at HPNC, Eisenach stated, “I’m excited to work with Sarah and the HPNC Board and staff to realize our strategic vision. When I first got involved at HPNC, I was struck by the range of programming and loved that gardening and cooking are a regular part of after-school and summer camp. People often don’t realize just how much is going on in the building! I’m particularly interested in using my tenure as Board President to help update the facility. Now that HPNC is taking on a HUB identity and collaborating with several other great organizations, I’d love to see our building match the high quality of the activities inside.”

About Hyde Park Neighborhood Club—HPNC is a not-for-profit organization providing high quality childcare, academic support, and enriching activities for infants to teens so they learn, grow, and thrive. The principles that drive both our programming and our long-term strategy are inclusiveness, quality, and community.

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