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I found my voice”

Youth Development Services provides neighborhood youth, between the ages of 6-18, opportunities to develop leadership skills and achieve their academic goals through dynamic, evidence-based after school and summer enrichment programs.

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I learned so much from watching my daughter with her classroom teachers. The teachers at this school are role models to children and to adults alike.”

The hallmarks of the HACC’s NAEYC-accredited Early Childhood and Home Visiting Programs are small class sizes, low child to staff ratios, highly trained teachers, age-appropriate curricula and continuous communication with parents.

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I found opportunity”

The Adult Education Department & Employment Resource Center offers ESL, ABE, GED and employment training and job training for adults and re-entry populations.

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I found my smile”

The Health and Human Services Department offers programs aimed at strengthening families and promoting healthy lifestyles. Each year over 4000 families receive vital services including case management, counseling, dental services, HIV education, testing services and medical case management,domestic violence support groups, and crisis intervention.

Programs & Services

The faces of Howard Area Community Center are as vital and varied as the community we serve. We are continually evolving programs and services in response to the ever-changing needs of family, friends and neighbors here at home. From the birth of a baby to the passing of an elder, HACC assists individuals and families in the tradition of helping people help themselves. Be it immediate help in these economically challenging times, support during a crisis, a chance to connect, compassionate guidance for an ongoing problem or the opportunity to help another human being, HACC is here for you.

2014 Book Luncheon & Fundraiser

World Premier Dramatization by Barbara Rinella

The Traitor’s Wife: The Woman Behind Benedict Arnold and the Plan to Betray America

by Allison Pataki

#1 New York Times Bestseller! 


Friday September 5, 2014

11:00 AM – 2:00


 4401 Dempster Street

Skokie, Illinois  60076

11:00 Arrival

12:00 PM Luncheon

1:00 PM Book Dramatization

  Barbara Rinella can’t wait to bring to life this powerful, new, historical fiction!


       What was the role of the beautiful Philadelphia socialite, Peggy Shippen, who loved to party with the British officers during the American Revolution?  How will this strong-willed 18 year old beauty react to 37 year old Benedict Arnold, the Patriot’s war hero, when he comes to Philly as the Military Governor under General Washington and drives the British out?  How must one react to the comment she makes to her well behaved sister, Betsy, after meeting Arnold?  Peggy says,“If you can’t break the rules, you might as well seduce the man who makes them.” (p.154)

This will be a dramatization of some of the most poignant events of the American Revolution. Not only will Peggy Shippen come to life to share her story, but you will also get to know her dear, sweet, innocent “ladies’ maid” Clara Bell. How will Clara, a sheltered, farm girl from rural Pennsylvania, react to the opulent mansion, the dignified manners and attitudes of prominent Judge and Mrs. Shippen and their two daughters? Will Clara be nurtured by their many servants as life evolves in an “upstairs/downstairs” scenario? How will all the Shippen staff respond to the visit of General George Washington himself? Will naïve Clara be able to put pieces of life’s strange puzzle together to make sense of the world that is unfolding before her eyes and ears?

            Don’t be a traitor…come hear this story!

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