Night of Bright Futures Virtual Gala

Join us for the Night of Bright Futures Virtual Gala, which will be held in support of our mission on March 11, 2021, at 7:30 PM. The event will feature a comedy showcase highlighting Immigrant & Refugee Performers including Luz Pasos, Katie Boyle, Odinaka Ezeokoli, Michael Robinson, Meghana Inurti, Vikram Balaji, and hosted by Adam Burke. The event is made possible by our presenting sponsor, Inteliquent.

The families we serve have been hit hard by the impact of the pandemic, and we are working at the intersection of high cases, high first time-unemployment claims. The Nights of Bright Future Gala will be a virtual comedy showcase featuring performers with immigrant and refugee backgrounds to celebrate Onward House’s enhanced role as an Illinois Welcoming Center. The event will help raise funds and awareness for Onward House programs and our ongoing pandemic relief efforts, including relocating our food pantry and basic needs distributions.

For over 128 years, Onward House has served immigrants and low-income individuals through education, support, and economic programs including Early Childhood and Elementary education programs, Adult Education programs including Citizenship, ESL, GED, and Professional Development for job seekers and entrepreneurs, and a food pantry.


“We’re very grateful to Onward House for all the support they have given us in these difficult times during the pandemic, despite having no family in this country, we feel in you a helping hand.”

Melba, parent