tella, an Onward House student, opened JCK Boutique 5 years ago, and has taken Onward House digital literacy classes, including e-commerce and one-one on one technical assistance. Most recently, she graduated from The Lab, Onward House’s entrepreneurship program. COVID-19 and the shelter in place order severely impacted her business. She reached out to Onward House, and as a graduate of The Lab, was able to move in to The Bounce, our affordable retail accelerator, and reduce her rent 78% until her business recovers.
CURRENT URGENT NEED: Our Food Pantry needs continue to grow: Please consider volunteering, donating food, or hosting a food drive. Our needs can be found here: https://bit.ly/food4onh Onward House staff have been working hard to ensure we support our community: Early Childhood & School Age Programs: On July 7, we reopened our classrooms. In September, our … Continue reading SUPPORT OUR COVID-19 WORK
A Belmont Cragin-based nonprofit is lifting up minority and women entrepreneurs who would’ve otherwise had a difficult time launching their small businesses by giving them affordable retail space in Logan Square.
When Rocio first started her business selling decorative wreaths, she set up an online shop without knowing much about eCommerce. She had heard it was so easy that everything took care of itself. While she was able to produce high-quality wreaths, her sales were far below what she expected. After a year of slow sales, … Continue reading Rocio “Fixes Everything” with SEO Skills
“We are a Venezuelan family that like many families in my country we had to emigrate, leave everything and start from scratch. Onward Neighborhood House has been an organization that has greatly supported both my family and me personally.