Citizenship Thank You Notes


 Through this letter, with due respect and admiration, I am pleased to direct you these few lines, to express all my gratitude.  It has been a pleasure to have the support of a great organization such as Onward House and its entire staff, with their professionalism and kindness. Professor Francisco Tapia, I am infinitely grateful, … Continue reading Citizenship Thank You Notes

Onward House Invests in Special Education with New Leadership Position


Onward Neighborhood House is pleased to announce that it has hired Dr. Kimberly Thier for a newly created position as Director of Special Education and Quality Assurance, focusing on special education and related services to preschoolers and school age children with disabilities. This position will work with the rest of Onward House’s early childhood education staff to continually improve the overall quality of the early childhood education and youth services.

Teachers Corner


My name is Rita B. I have been at Onward House since August. I teach in the Blue Birds Classroom. Blue Birds 2 to be more specific.This is my second go-around here at Onward House. I worked at Onward House from 2007 to 2016 I was the school-age group worker from 2007 to 2012 after … Continue reading Teachers Corner

Thank You Notes (Welcoming Center 2020)


In partnership with the the Illinois Department of Human Services, Office of Immigrants & Refugee Welcoming Centers, we provided ESL and Digital Literacy classes to students who had lost all or part of their income. Graduates of this initiative received Chromebooks to keep so they could continue to navigate the online world through their devices.