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Erie House Awards Dinner Will Raise Funds for Important Violence Prevention Initiative

Historic social service agency Erie Neighborhood House is preparing to host its Future of Promise awards dinner on Thursday, March 16, at Chicago’s Radisson Blu Aqua. This year’s event is being chaired by Wintrust Financial Corporation. The fundraiser will benefit the agency’s Expanded Learning Programs for Children and Youth (ELP), a critical violence prevention program…

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Veronica Flores Diaz Receives Illinois Job Honor Award

At a ceremony held late last fall in partnership with the Illinois Chamber of Commerce and Illinois Society for Human Resource Management, Veronica Flores Diaz received a prestigious Illinois Job Honor Award in recognition of her personal triumph over adversity. It was a tremendous honor for the certified medical assistant—both the culmination of plenty of…

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Carlos Ramirez Rejoins Erie Neighborhood House Board

Carlos Ramirez has returned to a role on the Erie Neighborhood House Board of Directors, having previously served while holding the role of president of the Erie Associate Board (bylaws state that the president of the Associate Board will also participate on the Board of Directors). His new role was affirmed by fellow board members…

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Statement on President Trump’s Executive Orders on Immigration

Today President Trump signed executive orders on immigration that will enact plans to build a wall along our southern border, mobilize immigration raids and deportation efforts, increase use of detention centers and work to eliminate sanctuary cities. Reports also suggest he has plans to greatly restrict refugee resettlement as well as immigration from certain countries…

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A Message for Inauguration Day: An Inclusive America Is a Stronger America

Today, Mr. Trump, as you commit to serving as President of the United States of America, we at Erie Neighborhood House choose to reaffirm our own commitment to our mission of working toward a just, inclusive society. We have discovered over the course of our 147-year history that by welcoming immigrants into our neighborhoods, supporting…

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