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6th Feb, 2018

You can get into college, but staying in college is a different game

2018-04-06T13:32:16+00:00

Promise Scholarship helps HACC’s low-income and immigrant youth with higher education   The Promise Scholarship, funded by and in partnership with the incredible Caerus Foundation, provides financial support for higher education for low-income youth in HACC programs. The scholarship essentially covers tuition –$40,000 for a four-year college and $20,000 for a two-year college. But in [...]

You can get into college, but staying in college is a different game 2018-04-06T13:32:16+00:00
6th Feb, 2018

For people with HIV/AIDS in Chicago, HACC services save lives

2018-04-06T13:33:00+00:00

In Chicago there are over 20,000 people living with HIV/AIDS. HACC’s services put Chicagoans on the path to preventing infection and living safely after being diagnosed. The center provides case management, comment education and  free and/or low-cost dental clinic (Eleanor B. Westor Dental Clinic) for people diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. The dental clinic is a highly utilized resource [...]

For people with HIV/AIDS in Chicago, HACC services save lives 2018-04-06T13:33:00+00:00
6th Feb, 2018

Tammie found a home for her children & work after her addiction

2018-04-06T13:33:25+00:00

In her youth, Tammie, 41, was abused by family members and boyfriends. Tammie looked to using drugs as an escape, but became addicted. It temporarily numbed her interpersonal pain, but left pain in its wake. “It was very hard to be anything- a friend, a daughter. I could only talk about my addiction. It was [...]

Tammie found a home for her children & work after her addiction 2018-04-06T13:33:25+00:00
30th Oct, 2017

Practical math! Adult ed tutor & student work on math for a job in jewelry

2018-04-06T13:33:55+00:00

Funding for adult education in Illinois is unstable, to say the least. Volunteer adult tutors are a lifeline for adults continuing their education. Just ask Toni (on the right), a budding jewelry designer, and her math tutor, Melanie Geyer. “I said 'My math stinks!'” Toni said, laughing. “But she [my tutor Melanie Geyer] was so [...]

Practical math! Adult ed tutor & student work on math for a job in jewelry 2018-04-06T13:33:55+00:00
8th Sep, 2017

Parent perspective: Reyna says “I am grateful not only as a mother but as a former student”!

2017-09-08T16:19:06+00:00

My name is Reyna Terrell and I am a parent of a child transitioning to kindergarten from HACC's Sheila Reynolds Berner Family Center. After five and a half years of being in the program, my daughter and I are leaving the Family Center with so much gratitude and appreciation towards every person we have come across. My [...]

Parent perspective: Reyna says “I am grateful not only as a mother but as a former student”! 2017-09-08T16:19:06+00:00
16th Aug, 2017

Susan, a refugee from the Congo, got her first job in the U.S.!

2018-04-06T13:34:35+00:00

Susan is a refugee from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Like thousands before her, she fled the Second Congo War, a civil war that raged from 1998 until 2003. She was forced to abandon many family members and her livelihood, a prosperous corn and bean farm. Susan fled with her husband to a refugee camp [...]

Susan, a refugee from the Congo, got her first job in the U.S.! 2018-04-06T13:34:35+00:00
17th Jul, 2017

Parent Perspective: Sisters who had children as teens found a home at the Family Center

2018-04-06T13:35:39+00:00

Genesis, 20, and Michele, 22, are sisters who grew up in Howard Area Community Center programs. Their lives were filled with with homework help, field trips, summer camp, and more from birth through teenage years. Even their mother worked in the kitchen at the Family Center and volunteered throughout HACC. However, their lives changed dramatically after both Genesis and [...]

Parent Perspective: Sisters who had children as teens found a home at the Family Center 2018-04-06T13:35:39+00:00
29th Jun, 2017

Letter from the ED- demand a fully-funded IL budget TODAY!

2017-06-29T12:31:27+00:00

BUDGET CRISIS UPDATE: HACC fam– take action TODAY! Tomorrow is the last day of the special General Assembly session and fiscal year. If a budget doesn't pass, it will be our 3RD YEAR without a full budget. ESL students would lose classes, domestic violence survivors would lose life-saving support, youth will lose the safety of [...]

Letter from the ED- demand a fully-funded IL budget TODAY! 2017-06-29T12:31:27+00:00
27th Jun, 2017

You’re invited! Come celebrate HACC’s 50th Anniversary!

2017-06-27T16:24:55+00:00

It's HACC's 50th anniversary– so let's celebrate! You're invited to the 50th Anniversary celebration this October! You have helped Rogers Park adults, families, children, and youth build better futures for themselves– earning GEDs, learning English, getting a job after incarceration, raising healthy children, and so much more. Let's honor the donors, participants, and staff that [...]

You’re invited! Come celebrate HACC’s 50th Anniversary! 2017-06-27T16:24:55+00:00
26th Jun, 2017

VIDEOS: ESL students share stories from their lives!

2018-04-06T13:37:49+00:00

This class session, students in Howard Area Community Center's ESL 5 class participated in a transformative collaboration between HACC and the Community Writing Project. Students wrote personal stories in English and shared them with their classmates– not only enhancing their English writing and speaking skills but creating bonds between students from different backgrounds and empowering [...]

VIDEOS: ESL students share stories from their lives! 2018-04-06T13:37:49+00:00
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