The Near West Side Partners is a local initiative led by five anchor institutions:

  • Aurora Health Care
  • Harley-Davidson
  • Marquette University
  • Molson Coors
  • Potawatomi Business Development Corporation

The Near West Side Partners aim to revitalize and sustain the Near West as a residential and business corridor. Marquette has been involved in the three-year PARC initiative (short for Promoting Assets, Reducing Crime) and has identified key community partners to help increase economic opportunity available in the community. The Near West Side Partners allow Marquette students, faculty, and staff, to participate in meaningful research, teaching and service opportunities.