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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Q&A with Heather Mejia

Heather Mejia joined the Erie Neighborhood House Board of Directors this fall after serving on the associate board for the past couple years. She is chief of staff for Allstate’s Personal Lines division and lives with her husband and two, soon to be three, children in Chicago’s West Town community. How did you first get…

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Daisy Room Kids

Ducks in a Row

Inside the Daisy classroom at Erie Neighborhood House, children sit on carpet squares arranged in a circle. Their teacher, Cristina Delgado, sings a familiar nursery rhyme: Three little ducks went out one day over the hills and far away. Mama duck said, “Quack, quack, quack, quack!” But only two little ducks came back. The kids…

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Erie House Ramps Up Voter Registration Efforts in Advance of 2018 Midterms

A $2,000 micro-grant from Forefront, a statewide membership association of nonprofits, grantmakers, public agencies and advisors, is helping Erie Neighborhood House step up efforts to ensure the collective voice of its community is heard during the 2018 midterm election on Tuesday, November 6. The #ILVote micro-grant was made through Forefront’s Nonprofit Vote 2018 Campaign and…

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Proyecto Cuídate Works to Address Disparities in Community Wellness

Rosa Sanchez joined the Proyecto Cuídate staff when the program was still getting off the ground. Back in 2014, the violence prevention initiative at Erie Neighborhood House was piecemealing together grant funding and staff assets to address needs in Chicago’s South Lawndale/Little Village community, located on the city’s Southwest Side. Today the program has grown—quite…

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