The AMC Center ("AMCC") is a community center, formerly the McCorkle Elementary school, located on the South Side of Chicago, in the Bronzeville neighborhood. The AMCC's mission is to facilitate resources and develop services to foster peace and serve the community.
The AMCC has three primary initiatives to help serve our neighborhood:
In partnership with Humanity First, a leading non-profit organization, the AMCC will offer educational/after-school programming for local children and a food bank to assist local families
The AMCC will provide a forum to promote civic engagement and inter-faith dialogue for the purpose of building peace and understanding within the community
Working with members of the community, the AMCC will focus substantial resources for the beautification of the Bronzeville community
The AMCC is led by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (AMC) for the benefit of all people in the Bronzeville area regardless of faith, color, or creed. The AMC is a dynamic, reformist and fast growing international revival movement within Islam. Founded in l889 by the long awaited messiah, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (l835-l908) of Qadian, India, the AMC spans 206 countries with membership exceeding tens of millions.
The AMC USA was established in l921 and is one of the first American-Muslim organizations. The AMC has had a strong presence in the Bronzeville area since the founding of our first US mosque, on 44th St and Wabash Ave, in l922. Focused on peace and vehemently opposing terrorism in any form, the Community has sought to serve the people of Chicago by hosting regular blood donations, participating in Illinois' Adopt a Highway program, organizing food and clothing drives, and facilitating a variety of interfaith events to promote peace and mutual understanding.