The Bronzeville Microgrid project deployed in a neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois demonstrates how utilities can invest in pilot microgrid projects to benefit underserved communities. Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd) implemented a 7.7 MW community microgrid that will provide service to approximately 770 customers in the historically black neighborhood of Bronzeville Chicago. The project, which is a key component of the utility’s “Community of the Future Initiative”, will serve an area that includes facilities that provide critical services, including hospitals, police headquarters, fire departments, a library, public works buildings, restaurants, health clinics, public transportation, educational facilities, and churches. Bronzeville, considered to be a climate-vulnerable urban area, was selected using a data-driven process, which was based on many socioeconomic factors including income, public health, and lack of investment in the community’s existing infrastructure. The neighborhood was identified within ComEd’s service territory as the area that would most benefit from the additional resilience capabilities enabled by a microgrid. The area has experienced high winds, snowstorms, extreme heat, and cold temperatures that have regularly threatened power distribution in the community. The microgrid went through a simulated islanding test where it successfully operated in April 2019 which marked the completion of the first phase of the project. The 2.5 megawatts of load in phase one included 484 kilowatts of solar panels on the Dearborn Homes public housing complex and a 500-kilowatt battery, as well as portable generation used for the test. The full microgrid construction is expected to be completed in the first half of 2020, and its performance and impact, including a cost-benefit analysis, will be studied over the next 10 years. A broad range of metrics will be used to evaluate the project and its ability to positively impact the resilience of the overall energy system and of the Bronzeville community and its critical infrastructure.