Health and Leadership

Leading a healthy lifestyle isn’t easy. But the rewards—increased energy, self-confidence, reduced risk of disease—make all the hard work worth it. Our Health and Leadership Program gives you the tools and resources to live well, plain and simple. 

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Activities like cooking workshops, Zumba classes, gardening and taking field trips to the local tienda will make a healthy lifestyle fun and within reach for you and your family.

Of course, wellness goes beyond just eating the right things or getting that morning workout in. We want to empower you to become a leader and discover your voice. The leadership component of our program aims to help you bring about real change in your community.

Learn more about our health and leadership initiatives:

Super H

Students in our Early Childhood Education (ages 2-5), School-Age (ages 5-12) and YOU (ages 12-18) programs have the opportunity to learn about healthy nutrition and food choices, be active and develop positive self-esteem through our Super H program.  

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Comprando Rico y Sano

Adults and families can participate in cooking workshops and charlas, or conversations, about nutrition and embracing a healthy lifestyle through this free, interactive program.

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Leadership

Our leadership initiative engages Erie House participants and other residents in advocacy around issues that matter to our community to make sure our voice is heard.

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Results

  • HEALTH
    290

    individuals learned about healthy nutrition through classes, workshops and demos

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  • HEALTH
    96%

    of adults feel confident they can prepare healthy meals after 10-week course

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  • HEALTH
    96%

    of children correctly identified 3 or more snacks considered healthy

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Community Partners

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois HFF UnidosUS
  Conagra Brands Foundation  
 
  • Our Participants

    Meet Kyra

    Learning is fun when you're in
    the garden.

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The Basics

Location

Erie Neighborhood House
Erie Community Center
Little Village

Hours

Vary by program

Contact

Micaella Verro
Director of Health and Leadership
(312) 432-2212

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