Started in 1998, The Harold Washington Cultural Center (HWCC) is the vision and innovation of the Honorable Dorothy Tillman and the Board of Directors of Tobacco Road Inc., the nonprofit entity that owns the Center. Located in the Bronzeville area of Chicago’s South side, HWCC is a state-of-the-art, 42,000-sq. ft. performing arts and education facility. The facility was built as part of the revitalization efforts of the Grand Boulevard (S. King Drive) neighborhood.

HWCC offers the community a wide range of educational programs and services in the sphere of arts and entertainment from business and performance management, digital recording and production to classical music instruction, marketing, development and distribution. HWCC helps Chicago’s youth explore all aspects of career opportunities in the arts and entertainment industry.