5th Jun, 2017

Armstrong El adult ed partnership helps moms be students

2018-04-06T13:36:14+00:00

This year, HACC partnered with George Armstrong Elementary School in West Rogers Park to host a GED class. More space means another free class, and the students, who are majority mothers, have the childcare for elementary aged children while they study. “Partnering with neighborhood schools is a natural way to extend our mission of building [...]

Armstrong El adult ed partnership helps moms be students 2018-04-06T13:36:14+00:00
1st May, 2017

You are helping Adeola become a nurse and support her family!

2017-06-26T12:53:52+00:00

Adeola, or “Addy” as her patients call her, immigrated to America from Nigeria with the dream of helping sick people become healthy. After working with the HACC Employment Resource Center, Adeola received tuition aid for nursing school and mentorship through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. It covered $8,000 of her $16,000 tuition. As a [...]

You are helping Adeola become a nurse and support her family! 2017-06-26T12:53:52+00:00
27th Apr, 2017

Adult ed is crucial for my success- GED students write to IL State Reps!

2017-06-26T12:58:27+00:00

Students from HACC's Adult Education program have written over 50 letters to their state representatives to advocate for their own education and spread awareness of the need for free adult basic education in low-income and marginalized communities. They sent letters to: Governor Bruce Rauner, Senator Richard Durbin, Senator Tammy Duckworth, Representative Jan Schakowsky, and Representative Kelly Cassidy. Hear them [...]

Adult ed is crucial for my success- GED students write to IL State Reps! 2017-06-26T12:58:27+00:00
13th Apr, 2017

From addiction to ambition: Anna found a new start at the CTA

2017-06-26T13:07:41+00:00

Anna sought help at HACC’s Employment Resource Center and earned an internship with the CTA Second Chance Program. In 2016, she was offered a full-time job! As she nears her first year on the job, HACC celebrates her success. Anna lives with her elderly mother. Her full-time job as a bus cleaner at the CTA [...]

From addiction to ambition: Anna found a new start at the CTA 2017-06-26T13:07:41+00:00
1st Aug, 2016

Richard broke the cycle of incarceration to be a better father

2018-04-04T20:39:51+00:00

Today, Richard has a job and a place to live, and gets to spend time playing with his 12-year-old son in Willye B. White Park on Howard Street. But for over a decade, he had some very dark times in and out of prison suffering from a heroin addiction. He burglarized houses and sold drugs [...]

Richard broke the cycle of incarceration to be a better father 2018-04-04T20:39:51+00:00
1st Aug, 2016

Immigrant and refugee families took a field trip to the Chicago Botanic Garden to bond, learn, and play

2017-06-26T13:22:17+00:00

  Angelica Andrade (pictured above), a GED class student, came with the HACC Family Literacy program to the Garden with her two children, Manuel (pictured above), 3, and Cristina, 8. They enjoyed every minute of it– from searching for dragonflies and lily pads to picnicking by the fountains. Yesenia Vargas, the Family Literacy Coordinator, said [...]

Immigrant and refugee families took a field trip to the Chicago Botanic Garden to bond, learn, and play 2017-06-26T13:22:17+00:00
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