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23rd of September 2020

An Update on Mercy Home’s Admissions Process

With the many changes and challenges that the COVID-19 crisis has brought, Mercy Home wanted to provide the Chicago community an update about the policies and procedures we have put in place to ensure the safety of our young people, their families, and our coworkers. To make this transition as safe as possible, we, in […]


31st of July 2020

Association House now enrolling high school students

ASSOCIATION HOUSE HIGH SCHOOL High school is not the same journey for everyone — but traditional schools often treat it that way. Whether it’s due to impersonal classes, absent counseling, family challenges, or children of one’s own, not everyone reaches graduation the same way. The Association House High School offers a new path to 16 […]


7th of July 2020

Start Your Career in Community Health at Erie – DEBT FREE

Train to be a Medical Assistant at Erie Family Health Centers through the National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement (NIMAA). To apply by July 17 for the September 2020 term, visit: erie.health/apply-nimaa Apply today! Class space is limited. Classes run from September 2020 to April 2021 Students must spend at least 240 hours in clinic […]


2nd of July 2020

Association House High School Faculty Create Caravan to Celebrate 2020 Graduates

In-person graduations have been canceled and for many, celebrations have been limited to digital celebrations. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago celebrities highlighted graduates across the area in a TV special, but that still does not highlight the bond shared by Association House High School faculty and our students, and the opportunity for many of our graduates to celebrate this significant […]


1st of July 2020

CCRF Grant Helps Association House Support Hundreds of Participants Through Pandemic

Across our community, many families were faced with immense challenges, stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to preexisting circumstances. Through this difficult time period, the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund has enabled Association House to increase access to food through our Emergency Food Pantry and create an Emergency Financial Assistance Fund for our participants […]


18th of May 2020

“There’s No Place Like Home” in Humboldt Park

After almost a year of work, on Friday, May 15 Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation hosted an unveiling of the There’s No Place Like Home mural broadcast through Facebook and Instagram Live. (view video here) Over one hundred and twenty years ago, L. Frank Baum lived in Chicago, on the corner of Wabansia and Humboldt Boulevard when […]


12th of May 2020

Bickerdike wins Chicago Neighborhood Development Award

Bickerdike has been awarded The Polk Bros. Foundation Affordable Rental Housing Preservation Award for our West Town Housing Preservation project by the Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards!


24th of March 2020

Need Food? NFPN Food Resources Guide

Are you in need of fresh produce, nonperishable food, or a hot meal? Do you know someone experiencing unemployment or hunger as a result of the Coronavirus crisis? The Northwest Food Partners Network Food Resources Guide is a record of all food pantries, free hot meal sites, and produce mobile locations in the neighborhoods we […]


19th of March 2020

FREE Spring Break Camp: Girls Build!

Girls Build: Affordable Dream Homes In this camp, the girls will work through the design process to create their dream houses, while taking into account real-world issues like sustainability and affordability. Participants will learn sketching, computer modeling and 3D model-making. The camp concludes with the girls presenting their models at a final showcase. Girls Build! […]


6th of February 2020

Community TV Network offers a Video Apprentice Opportunity

Like making movies? Want to learn how? Community TV Network can help! CTVN and After School Matters are offering a Video Apprentice Opportunity for youth with a passion for videography. This program is a great opportunity for youth that is looking to get their foot in the door of filmmaking and television! We want to […]