The Finish Line Youth Foundation awarded a $5,000 grant to Erie Neighborhood House to help its Expanded Learning Programs for Children and Youth purchase athletic equipment and support staff supervising sports and recreation activities. “This grant from the Finish Line Youth Foundation is a perfect fit for our Expanded Learning Programs,” says Erie House executive…

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June 30, 2017 (CHICAGO)—The Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) Foundation has awarded a $2,000 grant to Erie Neighborhood House in support of the agency’s READS literacy intervention program in the Little Village community. Through its global grants programs, the MDRT Foundation is committed to building stronger families and communities around the globe. This year, the…

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We are on the verge of entering year three without a fully funded, balanced budget in the state of Illinois. This increasingly likely scenario is hard to swallow, particularly for folks who are living on the margins and struggling to make ends meet. These individuals—children and youth, single parents, working families, immigrants, people with disabilities,…

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Eva Issleib, a digital project manager at One North Interactive, volunteers as a TEAM mentor and as a member of the Erie Associate Board. She and her EAB colleagues are currently working on planning and promoting the 10th Annual Goose Island Fundraiser on Friday, June 23. We caught up with her to chat about her connection…

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Erie Neighborhood House received a grant from the MAXIMUS Foundation in the amount of $2,000 to support STEM-focused workshops and activities in its Expanded Learning Programs for Children and Youth (ELP). “It’s an honor to provide Erie Neighborhood House with a MAXIMUS Foundation grant that will enable such a deserving organization to continue its spectacular…

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A grant from the City of Chicago’s Department of Family and Support Services will enable Erie Neighborhood House to expand its youth mentoring program currently based in West Town into the South Lawndale/Little Village community. “We’re excited about the opportunity to apply what we’ve learned through our TEAM mentoring initiative to a new context and…

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Two Erie House staff members are among the 2017 cohort for the HACE Nonprofit Leadership Academy, a valuable professional development initiative hosted by the Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE). Paula King, senior director of development and communications, and Jane Lombardi, director of citizenship & immigration services, received full scholarships to participate in the intensive…

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When Evelyn Rodriguez left Erie Neighborhood House in 2014 to become the director of community outreach for Chicago’s 1st Ward, she was following a growing passion she experienced for public service. That same passion has now led her into a new role with the City of Chicago, where she began serving as advisor for neighborhood…

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Erie Neighborhood House hosted its 2017 Future of Promise awards dinner at Chicago’s Radisson Blu Aqua on Thursday, March 16, honoring three community leaders while placing a spotlight on its Expanded Learning Programs for Children and Youth. The event was chaired by Wintrust Financial Corporation and its President & CEO, Ed Wehmer. It raised more…

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