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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 TEAM Program Receives Woodward Charitable Trust Grant

Woodward Charitable Trust renewed a grant to support the TEAM program at Erie Neighborhood House through the end of the academic year. The initiative is a key component of the Erie House Youth Options Unlimited (YOU) program and recently earned Gold Star designation from MENTOR Illinois. It pairs 100 students in grades 7 through 12…

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MENTOR Illinois Assigns Gold Star Status to Erie House TEAM Program

The Erie Neighborhood House TEAM mentoring program earned Gold Star status from MENTOR Illinois, a nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding the quality and quantity of mentoring relationships for children and youth. The initiative engages 100 students in grades 7 through 12 in a holistic approach, pairing them with volunteer mentors from the community who help…

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Perspective in—and through—the Arts

It’s a Tuesday evening in the fall at Erie Neighborhood House. Jesús González Flores stands in the front of the first floor computer lab, fielding questions from high school students and showing them examples of artists’ work using the monitor behind him. The images depict a variety of lotería playing cards, each an adaptation of…

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Relativity Gives Geek Grant Provides $2500 for Robotics at Erie House

Erie Neighborhood House received a Geek Grant in the amount of $2,500 from Relativity Gives, the community outreach program of Chicago-based software company Relativity. The grant will provide supplies and other support for a robotics initiative for middle and high school students in the Youth Options Unlimited (YOU) program at Erie House. “Our students are…

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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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Students to Receive Enhanced STEM Education at Erie House

Students ages 12 to 18 will benefit from STEM education initiatives at Erie House and its Youth Options Unlimited (YOU) program thanks to a $10,000 contribution from AT&T. The community-based program works alongside 100 students each year, providing them with mentoring, academic instruction, tutoring and socio-emotional support during after- and out-of-school hours. STEM (science, technology,…

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MAXIMUS Foundation Grant Supports Kids and Teens at Erie House

The MAXIMUS Foundation recently renewed a $2,000 grant to support the Expanded Learning Programs for Children and Youth (ELP) at Erie Neighborhood House. “Making a deep and meaningful impact on a community is no easy feat, but Erie House continues to do it every day,” said John Boyer, MAXIMUS Foundation Chairman. “It is an honor…

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Comcast Foundation Equips Erie House to Meet Community’s Tech Needs

A $25,000 grant from the Comcast Foundation has significantly upgraded the technology lab at Erie Neighborhood House with new computers, monitors and other equipment. The lab is utilized for hands-on instruction offered through the agency’s Workforce Development program as well as open work hours available to community members. “It’s cliché, but we live in a…

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YOU Space Renovated through I-NOMA Design Build Program

The Illinois Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (I-NOMA) has been a community partner of Erie Neighborhood House since June 2015. The chapter began its collaboration when Oswaldo “Oz” Ortega, an architect at Gensler and I-NOMA secretary at the time, and Maria Munoz, assistant director in the YOU program at Erie House, began…

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