Erie Neighborhood House’s Statement on the SCOTUS Public Charge Ruling

We are deeply disappointed with the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling this week lifting the national injunction on the Trump administration’s public charge rule. While the rule is still blocked in Illinois due to a statewide injunction and the validity of the rule itself is still under litigation, it can now go into effect throughout the…

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ABE Instruction

Erie House Receives $10,000 Grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to Support Adult Literacy

This week, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded Erie Neighborhood House a $10,000 grant to support adult literacy. This local grant award is part of more than $8.3 million in grants awarded to approximately 1,000 nonprofit organizations, libraries and schools across the 44 states that Dollar General serves. “The grant we received from the Dollar…

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Robotics

New Grant Will Enrich STEM Programming at Erie House

Erie Neighborhood House received a grant from the Terri Race Educational Technology Fund to support a robotics initiative in the Youth Options Unlimited program. The robotics unit is part of a broader effort being made by Erie House to invest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education across multiple programs. “Robotics has allowed our…

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Erie House Memos to the Mayor Focus on Access to Mental Health Services

Erie Neighborhood House produced a pair of “Memos to the Mayor” on the topic of mental health following The Chicago Community Trust’s citywide On the Table initiative earlier this month. Program staff facilitated conversations at Erie House sites in West Town and Little Village in order to gather feedback, perspective and ideas from a cross-section…

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My Story Matters

School-Age Children Participate in My Story Matters Project

Luis, a third-grade student in the School-Age Program at Erie Neighborhood House, reads through the My Story Matters scrapbook he has just received. It’s a fun collection of photos of Luis and his friends paired with some personal narrative and inspirational quotes. He points to a quote from Nelson Mandela and inquires about him. When…

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From the Test Kitchen into Everyday Life

A pop-up test kitchen has opened in the Pine Tree classroom at Erie Neighborhood House. Victoria Parra, an intern with the agency’s Super H initiative, has taken on the role of head chef. She is seated at a table with prepped ingredients before her and an eager group of 2- and 3-year-old sous chefs gathered…

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Parfaits

$20,000 Grant Will Support Health Initiatives at Erie House

Erie House received a $20,000 grant from Red Nose Day/Comic Relief Fund of The Chicago Community Foundation to support its Health and Leadership Program. The Erie House program has been successful in delivering nutrition education and supporting overall well-being for children, youth and adults; the grant promises to help the agency expand and strengthen those…

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New Honor to be Introduced at Erie House Awards Dinner

A brand new honor will be introduced during the Erie Neighborhood House Future of Promise Awards Dinner on Thursday, March 14, at Chicago’s Radisson Blu Aqua (221 N Columbus Dr). The signature Future of Promise Award, underwritten by The Custom Companies, Inc., will be presented to Pastora (Pas) Ramirez and her son, Felix Garcia. Their…

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