Current News & Upcoming Events
- Howard Area Community Center Summer Camp Presents: Project Beautiful
- Register To Vote At HACC
- SHARP Video Part of Let’s Move Challenge!
- Howard Area Community Center & the Greater Chicago Food Depository Fight Hunger!
- Employment Fair March 2nd a Success!
- Youth Clubhouse Members Awarded Scholarships
- Youth Program Chosen as Best Practices Site
- Annual Family Literacy Reading Night A Success
- 21st Annual Gala
- Food Pantry Named to Top Five in Chicago
Young women between the ages of 11 to 14 participating in this year’s summer camp with the Howard Area Community Center met over the course of several workshops to engage in dialogue on the topic of representation of women in the media. The young women created Project Beautiful and designed the project to serve as a response to negative images, messages, and stereotypical depictions of women across multimedia mediums and social circles. After several workshops on the topic, the young women decided to respond publicly by affixing Post-Its along the window of Willye B White Park.
The young women wish to thank Willye B White Park for their gracious support of the project. The young women of the camp also hopes that everyone takes away from the project that: EVERYONE IS BEAUTIFUL!
September 27, 2012: GREAT NEWS: The Employment Center now has 3 staff members who can register you to vote!
Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Campaign recently held a video contest for community organizations to create and send in a video on how they’re making their community healthier. Click the link below to watch the video that HACC’s SHARP program created.
Link to SHARP Let’s Move Video
The SHARP (Seeing a Healthy Active Rogers Park) program is a health promotion/obesity prevention program in HACC’s Youth Services Department. For more information about Youth Services, Click here to visit the Youth Services page!
The Howard Area Community Center team thanks each and every person who turned out to support our Food Pantry in this year’s 5K Hunger Walk organized by the Greater Chicago Food Depository on Saturday, June 23rd, 2012 at Soldier Field. Our Food Pantry came close to reaching our fundraising goal this year, all thanks to your help! Donations are still being accepted through July 15. For more information, please contact Marta Chajon at (773) 262-6622 x230 or email@example.com
On Friday, March 2nd, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Willye B. White Park, 1610 W. Howard St., job seekers and employers had an opportunity to connect at an Employment and Resource Fair co-hosted by State Representative Kelly Cassidy, State Senator Heather Steans, and Alderman Joe Moore, with community partners Howard Area Community Center, Chicago Workforce Center, Northside, and Westside Health Authority.
455 job seekers attended the fair, and had an opportunity to speak with representatives from two dozen local employers and submit their resumes. Several on-site interviews were also conducted.
February 2012: Two Clubhouse members, Nkurunziza O. and Brianna R., were each awarded $5000 scholarships from the Intel Computer Clubhouse Network. The scholarships are part of the network’s C2C initiatives, intended to support transitions between the Clubhouse and College or the Clubhouse and Careers. The competitive process invites any youth from an ICCN Clubhouse network that will be enrolled in a secondary education institute within the year of the scholarship application to apply. The application requires the young person write an essay about their relationship to their community as well as obtain 2 recommendations. For more information about HACC’s Youth Clubhouse, click here to visit the Youth Services page!
February 2012: Project JAM!, HACC’s After School Program at Jordan Academy in Rogers Park, was chosen by the City of Chicago Department of Family Support Services/ Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program as a Best Practices site for after school programs in underserved areas. For more information about HACC’s Youth Clubhouse, click here to visit the Youth Services page!
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On November 17, 2011, 11 parents and 17 children participated in HACC’s Annual Family Reading Night. This year’s theme was Reading…Takes You Places. Families engaged in reading age appropriate books related to transportation and travel. After thirty minutes of reading together, the Family Literacy Staff read aloud to our participants and gave our parents the opportunity to read aloud as well. Next parents and children answered the prompt: Where will you go? Parents and children discussed where they will go i.e. to the store, to a friend’s house, to the forest, to Disney World, to the moon, etc. and how they will get there. Their responses are currently on display on a bulletin board in HACC’s Adult Education Department’s entrance. The highlight of the evening for the children was being able to play in a life-size school bus that was hand-made out of cardboard. The children had a blast pretending to ride and drive the bus. A potluck was also enjoyed by families and staff after the activity. To learn more about Family Literacy, click here to visit the Adult Education and Employment page!
HACC’s 21st Annual Gala was held October 14, 2011. Thank you to all who attended!
February 2011: Howard Area Food Pantry has been named one of the top five food pantries in the Chicago area by the Greater Chicago Food Depository! We are honored to be recognized for our work providing neighborhood families in crisis with access to healthy supplemental food. In 2010, our Food Pantry received 5,022 visits! For more information about our Food Pantry and other emergency services, click here to go to our Health & Human Services page.
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- The NCA Names Howard Area Leadership Academy Among Accredited Illinois Schools
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