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Archive for January 2019

John Burns Construction Company Will Receive Community Investment Award at Future of Promise Dinner

In a city with a proud history as rooted in architecture and construction as Chicago’s, John Burns Construction Company (JBCC) stands tall alongside giants. The company’s foundation was laid more than a century ago, and it remains a significant player in the city’s landscape. “Chicago is a wonderful city,” says CEO William O’Malley. “Having a…

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Perspective in—and through—the Arts

It’s a Tuesday evening in the fall at Erie Neighborhood House. Jesús González Flores stands in the front of the first floor computer lab, fielding questions from high school students and showing them examples of artists’ work using the monitor behind him. The images depict a variety of lotería playing cards, each an adaptation of…

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Herbalife Nutrition Foundation Grant Funds Health Programming at Erie House

A $50,000 grant renewal from Herbalife Nutrition Foundation (HNF) will help Erie Neighborhood House in its efforts to build greater well-being alongside families in the community through nutrition education, cooking workshops and other healthy initiatives. The Erie House Health & Leadership Program has partnered with HNF over the past decade to support students in the…

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Relativity Gives Geek Grant Provides $2500 for Robotics at Erie House

Erie Neighborhood House received a Geek Grant in the amount of $2,500 from Relativity Gives, the community outreach program of Chicago-based software company Relativity. The grant will provide supplies and other support for a robotics initiative for middle and high school students in the Youth Options Unlimited (YOU) program at Erie House. “Our students are…

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Michael Reese Health Trust Grant Funds Domestic Violence Project

The Michael Reese Health Trust (Michael Reese) provided Erie Neighborhood House with a $40,000 grant to help fund its Domestic Violence Project for the 2019 calendar year. The initiative is a unique collaboration between the Citizenship & Immigration and Proyecto Cuídate programs at Erie House. Together they are able to coordinate services to provide free…

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Local Youth Gain Digital Media Skills through Comcast Foundation Grant

Erie Neighborhood House received a $10,000 grant renewal from the Comcast Foundation to support the organization’s Visionaries digital media apprenticeship initiative for teenage youth. The grant will support Erie House in its technology training and provide the funding to purchase a new computer and other technology equipment needed to implement the program. Now in its…

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Q&A with Lory Carbajal Van Ness

Erie House board member Lory Carbajal Van Ness leads strategy development for the beer division of Constellation Brands. The mission and cultural identity of Erie House resonate deeply with her, and she is excited to help the organization support immigrant communities across the Chicagoland region. Maybe it’d be helpful to start by just telling us…

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Workforce Development Program Receives $35,000 Fry Foundation Grant

A $35,000 grant from the Lloyd A. Fry Foundation (Fry Foundation) will support the Pathways to Success healthcare bridge program at Erie Neighborhood House. An important component of the Erie House Workforce Development program, the 16-week precertification course is designed to develop basic skills and contextual competency for adult learners interested in advancing their careers…

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Erie House Receives $75,000 Grant from Healthy Communities Foundation

A $75,000 grant from the Healthy Communities Foundation (HCF) will strengthen Erie Neighborhood House’s efforts to create access to free counseling and mental health services for people living on the Southwest Side of Chicago as well as neighboring Berwyn and Cicero. Proyecto Cuídate, a wellness initiative at Erie House that aims to restore relationships as…

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