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Archive for August 2018

Grant Renewal Will Help Erie House Continue Delivering Nutrition Education

A $30,000 grant renewal from UnidosUS and the Walmart Foundation will help Erie Neighborhood House continue delivering cooking workshops and nutrition education through the Comprando Rico y Sano initiative. “The community we serve is disproportionately impacted by diabetes, heart disease, and obesity,” says Micaella Verro, director of the Health and Leadership Program at Erie House.…

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Erie House Receives Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Grant Renewal

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) has renewed a grant to fund its Healthy Kids, Healthy Families® initiative at Erie House for an additional year. The grant amounts to $50,000 over the next 12 months and will help fund the agency’s Health and Leadership Program—specifically its Super H initiative, a highly successful endeavor…

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Students to Receive Enhanced STEM Education at Erie House

Students ages 12 to 18 will benefit from STEM education initiatives at Erie House and its Youth Options Unlimited (YOU) program thanks to a $10,000 contribution from AT&T. The community-based program works alongside 100 students each year, providing them with mentoring, academic instruction, tutoring and socio-emotional support during after- and out-of-school hours. STEM (science, technology,…

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READS Summer Program

Learning Comes Full Circle for Little Village Volunteers

A small group of tweens and teens are making a big difference locally this summer. Three days a week, a handful of students visit Erie Neighborhood House in Chicago’s South Lawndale/Little Village community to volunteer as tutors in the agency’s READS program. They gather on Tuesday mornings to check in with Callum Casey, a recent…

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