Established in 1954, Pilsen Neighbors Community Council (PNCC) is a non-profit community based organization whose mission is organize and establish policies and practices build around and for the community all throughout the Pilsen and Southwest areas of Chicago. PNCC works to create new community leaders through leadership training with a focus on civic engagement and taking action. PNCC works on issues such as economic development, education funding, universal health care, immigration reform, and workforce development. PNCC has been historically instrumental in organizing parents to upgrade school buildings, as well as building new schools to end overcrowding. PNCC's Pilsen Education Task Force just celebrate their 12th Annual Pilsen Education Summit. In addition, PNCC has seen increasing momentum in leader involvement while organizing Early Childhood Education and the University Round Table in their efforts to create change.
PNCC is part of Gamaliel of Metro Chicago and Gamaliel of Illinois, affiliates of an international organization, the Gamaliel Network, a grassroots network of non-partisan, faith-based organizations in 17 U.S. states, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. Gamaliel organizes and empowers ordinary people to effectively participate in the political, environmental, social, and economic decisions affecting their lives.