The School Age program provides additional support to address at-risk elementary students’ needs. After school and over summer and winter break, students receive individualized academic and social-emotional support, and are exposed to new experiences through activities and field trips. They are also able to build strong bonds with their peers. Continue reading “A School Age Success: Jesus & Jonathan”
Onward Neighborhood House was an early adapter to the field of social services pioneered in the 1800s by Jane Adams. As an original Settlement House, Onward House provided classes, room and board, job training, clubs for young children, and even medical care to new European immigrants and low-income Chicagoans. Continue reading “From the Archives: 1920s Service Log”
The 2018 Onward Update Winter Newsletter is out, featuring our cover story about Daniela, and her journey to continue her education.
When Daniela saw Onward’s poster for GED classes, she knew it was time to take a step toward her goals. “It was my red flag to go back to school. I had no more excuses because the classes are so close, and as an adult I have more responsibility and can push myself to finish this.”
Thank you to everyone who supported and attended the Annual Onward House Charity Golf Tournament, presented by Inteliquent and Transparent Container on Thursday, September 13 at Ruffled Feathers Golf Club located at 1 Pete Dye Dr, Lemont, IL 60439.
1. Refreshed our Mission & Vision to Celebrate 125 years of Service. Onward House received pro bono support from Prosper Strategies to refresh its mission, vision, and messaging in celebration of its growing adult education program and historic 125 years of service.
“We open doors to improve lives and uplift communities through educational, economic and support services.”
Onward Neighborhood House Selected as 2018 “Acting Up” Award Recipient
We are pleased to announce that Onward Neighborhood House has been selected as a recipient of The Chicago Community Trust Acting Up awards.
Onward will use this grant to hold our first ever Belmont Cragin Art Walk; designed to connect our families and members of the greater Belmont Cragin area to art, music, and businesses within the community. The event is scheduled for a Friday in October.
Continue reading “Onward Wins 2018 Acting Up Award!”