Posted July 2016

It is with great sadness we share the news that Prentice (Hank) Marshall, Jr., our Board President, passed away this past Friday. Hank was a loyal supporter of Onward Neighborhood House, standing as Board President for many years and always leading Onward House with grace and dignity. We will forever miss his dedicated and loving spirit, we truly lost a great friend and volunteer that will never be forgotten.

Throughout his leadership on the board including Vice-President and President roles over the past 20 years, he was instrumental in the transition of Onward House from West Town, a gentrifying community we have been serving since the late 1800’s, to Belmont Cragin on the northwest side of Chicago. This effort to transition to Belmont Cragin ensured Onward House will continue to be a strong and vibrant community resource for many years to come. During his leadership with the Board of Directors, not only did he oversee the transition but also the expansion of the services the organization provides to the community. Hank always approached any challenge with strength and determination, this was evident throughout his tenure as President. He made many friends during his time here and always loved to spend time with our Onward House families.

Please join us in sending kind thoughts to his many friends at Sidley to whom he turned to many times for help in supporting Onward House. Please keep the entire Marshall Family in your thoughts and prayers.


Save the date!

Posted April 2016

The Annual Charity Golf Tournament will be held Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at Ruffled Feathers Golf Club in Lemont, IL. Thank you to our sponsors and everyone who participated in last year’s golf outing, your contributions totaled over $50,000 that will be used to support our programs in Belmont Cragin including Early Childhood Education, an After School Program, Adult Education Services, the Community Computer Resource Center and Family Support Services including a food pantry.

Golf Reservation: $250 per person--Includes lunch, golf, cart, dinner and silent auction.

Dinner Reservation: $50 per person--Includes dinner and silent auction.

Your support will directly benefit the children and families we serve at our Belmont Cragin facility.

To register or receive information about sponsorship, contact Kaitlin Newman at (312) 666-6726 or via email at


1st Walk-a-thon

Posted April 2016

Onward Neighborhood House is hosting its 1st Annual WalkaThon in Belmont Cragin on Saturday, May 14 at 10:00 a.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Adult Education and Community Computer Resource Center Programs. Please join us in supporting and creating awareness for Onward House by registering here.

We encourage you to raise donations to benefit Onward House as well, you can find the form here. Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m. and the walk will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The cost per person includes a t-shirt, entertainment, prizes and food and drink. We hope to see you there!


Thank you!

Posted March 2016

Nearly 300 guests supported Onward House for our 10th Annual "Night of Bright Futures" Gala on February 27 at City Winery. We enjoyed live entertainment by Soda Rocks, silent and live auctions, food & drinks and dancing!

Thank you to all our sponsors, donors and guests who supported this year’s event and made it one of our most successful galas to date!

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Support Letters to Santa – A Partnership with The Second City

Posted October 2015

Did you know that Onward House’s most vulnerable families benefit immensely from the funds raised at The Second City’s annual 24-hour improve & music holiday marathon? Show your support to Onward House families and attend the 24-hour marathon on November 23-24 starting at 6pm at The Second City. For more information or to donate now, click here or like them on Facebook for event updates.


Register for GED classes

Posted September 2015


See What We’ve Been up to!

Posted August 2015


Golf Outing - Thank you!

Posted August 2015

Thank you for the generous support at the 2015 Onward House Charity Golf Tournament held on September 16 at Ruffled Feathers Golf Club. More than 120 golfers attended the event this year. With your support, we raised more than $50,000 that will be used to support our programs in Belmont Cragin including Early Childhood Education, an After School Program, Adult Education Services, the Community Computer Resource Center and Family Support Services including a food pantry.

We hope to see you again next year!

For more information, please contact Melissa Tracy at or (312) 666-6726.



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The mission of Onward Neighborhood House is to empower families and individuals in need to achieve their full potential in a community-based setting through participant-driven educational, recreational and social service programs.



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5413 W. Diversey Ave.
Chicago, IL 60639

Ph: 312.666.6726
Fax: 312.666.6735

Belmont Cragin
5423 W. Diversey Ave.
Chicago, IL 60639

Ph: 773.622.3215
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