DANK Chicago was founded in 1959 as a chapter of the nation-wide organization German American National Congress. With a chapter membership of over 800, DANK Chicago represents Americans of German descent, their friends and families and the public in general. The Historic DANK-HAUS, located on Western Avenue, is also home to DANK Schule Chicago, our German language school for both children and adults.
Yearly events, such as our Spring Festival with GAPA (German American Police Association), Oktoberfest with Niedersachsen and Sylvester Ball on New Year's Eve add to the rich, cultural heritage celebrated here at DANK Chicago. DANK Chicago participates in May Fest Chicago, the Steuben Day Parade on Western Avenue and other activities in Lincoln Square, Chicago's traditionally German neighborhood.