Onward Together

Rooted in a rich history of social services, Onward Neighborhood House opens doors to improve lives and uplift communities through educational, economic and support services. Read through our programs section to find more information on how we work to impact the greater Belmont Cragin area or find ways to get involved and volunteer!

Our Summer Session classes start soon! Our enrollment times are:

ESL Enrollment: April 25 @ 9AM & 5PM
Spanish GED Enrollment: May 6 @ 4PM
English GED Enrollment: May 7 @ 5PM

Celebrating 125 Years of Service

We open doors to improve lives and uplift communities through educational, economic and support services.



Education is the cornerstone of Onward Neighborhood House programming. We provide educational opportunities for all ages.


Onward House provides support to families in crisis through a Food Pantry, and connections to resources and other partnership organizations.


Onward House provides job readiness classes and one-on-one assistance for job seekers, as well as computer classes and resources for entrepreneurs.

The success of Onward Neighborhood House is made possible by the generosity of our donors.

With 91% of our budget directly supporting our program expenses, we promise to make the most of every dollar given. Donate online now or click here for other ways to help our mission.





Our Community

Along with direct services, Onward House aims to amplify local voices. Through our programs like Viernes Cultural//Cultural Fridays, we highlight extraordinary art and members of the greater Belmont Cragin community.
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Onward is dedicated to empowering communities through direct service and education. That means we dedicate our programs to serve individuals and their families, to foster the security and stability they need to open doors.
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Our Stories

Here are a few of the remarkable individuals who inspire our work here at Onward. We chose to highlight a few stories that show not only successful outcomes but how we work within the community every day.
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