Executive Director Transition Announcement

July 28, 2021 – Erie Neighborhood House announced today that Kirstin Chernawsky, Executive Director, will step down later this summer. She will join the Pritzker administration as the Division Director of the newly created IDHS Division of Early Childhood. A staunch and passionate advocate and professional in the field, Kirstin’s appointment is a testament to…

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Back to School Supplies and Backpack Donation Drive

Erie House kids need help preparing to go back to school this fall. Help us collect backpacks and school supplies for the nearly 300 kids in our programs. Here’s how you can help: Donate a backpack with school supplies for kids ages 5-17. School supplies needed include: notebooks 2-pocket folders #2 pencils crayons markers glue sticks…

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Erie Neighborhood House Opens Satellite Office in Partnership with the City of Berwyn

The organization’s first suburban location will offer resources and direct assistance to the Berwyn Community.  BERWYN, April 26, 2021 — Today Erie Neighborhood House and the City of Berwyn announced a partnership by sponsoring a new location to service Berwyn residents and surrounding neighborhoods.  At this location, Erie House will provide bilingual support, guidance, and connection to vital…

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Protect The Inalienable Right To Vote – And Our Democracy

Scores of Americans of all races and nationalities have relentlessly fought for years – and even died – to protect our right to vote. As a unified collective of nonprofit organizations, partners and affiliates nationwide, we firmly believe that every American’s vote is their voice. Any attempts to undermine voters’ access to the ballot box are contrary…

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Holidays with Heart Ready to Spread Cheer to Local Families

Erie Neighborhood House is making final preparations for its annual Holidays with Heart event for families enrolled in its programs. WHAT: Holidays with Heart provides gifts to more than 500 local children and youth. Families also enjoy breakfast, photos with Santa and holiday crafts during the volunteer-run event. WHO: More than 500 children and youth…

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Q&A with Monique Mervin

Monique Mervin serves as the ‎chief of strategic initiatives for Office of the City Clerk. A native Chicagoan, she is excited to have another way to give back to the community as a member of the board of directors at Erie House. We caught up with Monique to talk about the launch of the Chicago CityKey,…

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Erie Associate Board Gets in the Spirit for Una Noche de Muertos

Good news for those who missed out on Day of the Dead festivities this year: The Erie Associate Board (EAB) is resurrecting a beloved Día de los Muertos-themed fundraiser later this month. Una Noche de Muertos: A Day of the Dead Celebration will take place on Thursday, November 16, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at…

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Q&A with Stephanie Kanter

Stephanie Kanter is new to the Erie Neighborhood House Board of Directors. The business support manager at Chicago’s Shirley Ryan AbilityLab brings more than 2 decades worth of experience in the nonprofit sector with her and is looking forward to helping Erie House grow and develop as an organization. How did you get connected with…

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