North Lawndale Employment Network 906 S. Homan Ave, Chicago, IL (773) 638-1825
The North Lawndale Employment Network’s mission is to improve the earnings potential of the North Lawndale community through innovative employment initiatives that lead to economic advancement and an improved quality of life for residents.
The Cara Program 237 S. Desplaines, Chicago, IL 60661 (312) 798-3300
The Cara Program prepares and inspires motivated individuals to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, transform their lives, strengthen our communities, and forge paths to real and lasting success.
Sanka Safe Child Initiative
Sankofa Safe Child Initiative (Sankofa), a 501(c)3, non-profit organization, grew directly out of a grass-roots community concern and activism. We originated from a Town Hall meeting on Adoption, Placement and Parental Rights hosted by U.S. Congressman Danny K. Davis and the National Council of Negro Women-Chicago Midwest Section.  As a result; 38 recommendations were developed to ensure family preservation, stabilization and reunification and we’ve worked together with well over 33 village partners since 1999 to help keep families and communities intact.
BBF Family Services 1512 S. Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL (773) 542-7300
BBF Family Services, formerly known as Better Boys Foundation, is a comprehensive human services organization that improves the quality of life for North Lawndale youth and their families through Education, Youth Services, Employment Services, Family Services, Health Equity and Community Engagement.
UCAN
UCAN is an innovative social service agency that has been a sanctuary for youth who have suffered trauma. Today, serving more than 13,000 youth and families, UCAN offers a full continuum of services to meet the critical needs of Chicagoland’s at-risk populations. Recognized as a leader in trauma-informed treatment, violence prevention, youth development and diversity and inclusion, UCAN’s clinical approach to healing is united, culturally relevant and consistent.
Foundation for Homan Square 3517 W. Arthington St, Chicago, IL (773) 265-4404
Originally named the Homan Arthington Foundation, this 501(c) 3, not-for-profit organization was formed in 1995 to oversee the Homan Square redevelopment plan. The Foundation serves as an ‘umbrella’ organization for the entities on the Homan Campus, including the Homan Square Community Center, the Charles H. Shaw Technology and Learning Center and the Nichols Tower.
Advanced Care Services, Inc. (312) 220-9777
Advanced Care Services, Inc. is a Chicago-based staffing company established in 1999. We specialize in serving the short-term and permanent staffing needs of homes, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities at very affordable rates. When you partner with us, you save time and money and you receive our personal attention to your staffing needs.
Chicago LAMP 3508 S. Ogden Ave, Chicago, IL (773) 521-5267
Chicago Lawndale AMACHI Mentoring Program (LAMP) is a community-based organization that connects youth in North Lawndale to screened, trained and culturally competent adult mentors who provide academic, social and developmental support. Our programs aim to break the cycle of generational incarceration by providing a safe and enriching environment to youth ages 4 to 18. Research shows that a positive and committed mentor can help fill the gaps that many youth experience as the result of parent incarceration or living in challenging conditions. Through consistent mentoring, cultural enrichment activities and summer employment opportunities, we equip youth with tools and confidence to help them set and achieve life goals.
Old St. Patrick’s Church 700 W. Adams St, Chicago, IL (312) 648-1021
Located in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood, the church provides compelling educational programming, invaluable outreach services, rewarding volunteer opportunities, and spiritual nourishment for all.  The congregation is linked with the North Lawndale Neighborhood through a comprehensive community development partnership called the North Lawndale Kinship Initiative.
Kinship Initiative Movement 711 W. Monroe St, Chicago, IL (312) 486-1021
Through the Kinship Initiative, people of North Lawndale and Old St. Patrick’s Church walk alongside one another in friendship, sharing our talents and resources to secure justice, opportunity and the transformation of our communities.
SINAI (773) 542-2000
The entities of Sinai Health System collectively deliver a full range of quality inpatient and outpatient services, as well as a large number of innovative, community-based health, research and social service programs. We focus our collective depth of expertise and passion to improve the health of the 1.5 million people who live in our diverse service area. With our team of dedicated caregivers, Sinai Health System is committed to building stronger, healthier communities.

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