Howard Area Community Center 2020 Virtual Benefit Event

Join our first ever virtual event to connect lives beyond the traditional benefit experience Launching May 15th at 6pm - Participate in the week long event May 15th - May 22nd RSVP HERE With the current situation as it is on a global level, we at Howard Area Community Center (HACC) understand [...]

Howard Area Community Center 2020 Virtual Benefit Event2020-04-08T12:22:07-05:00

General Assistance – Howard Area Community Center Closed Due To COVID-19

Please see below for resources and general assistance. Food Assistance Community members should go to their local Chicago Public School. CPS is distributing food from 9a-1p. Contact the Food Depository at 773-247-3663, Monday-Friday from 8a-5p for information on food pantry that is open in your area. Contact 311 as a last resort for assistance.  Financial [...]

General Assistance – Howard Area Community Center Closed Due To COVID-192020-03-27T15:06:23-05:00

Join the Howard Area Community Center 2020 Annual Benefit

This year’s event at the Woman's Club of Evanston on May 15th from 6pm-9pm will include interactive experiences showcasing HACC program highlights and impact, a dining experience with ethnic cuisine from the many places we have called home, and the annual Impact Awards honoring individuals and organizations making a difference in the greater Rogers [...]

Join the Howard Area Community Center 2020 Annual Benefit2020-03-11T16:22:27-05:00

Amy Skalinder will step down as Executive Director

The Board of Directors at Howard Area Community Center (HACC) announced that Amy Skalinder will step down from the position of executive director, effective November 8. The board has formed a search committee and has retained an executive search firm to conduct a national search for HACC’s next executive director. Harry Wells, an experienced nonprofit [...]

Amy Skalinder will step down as Executive Director2019-11-05T21:07:03-06:00

A night of celebration!

This year's benefit will be an interactive experience, showcasing the many resources and services HACC provides to the hundreds of people that come in and out of HACC's doors every day. Because we know it takes an individual to catalyze change and a community to create a movement, we will honor the accomplishments of community [...]

A night of celebration!2019-04-11T10:49:28-05:00

Support Howard Area

DivvyGiving with Howard Area Community Center This holiday season, Divvy is giving thanks by giving back with Howard Area Community Center From November 13 to November 30, Divvy riders can visit bit.ly/DivvyGiving to donate to the Howard Area Community Center, a nonprofit that provides affordable and free education, employment, and health assistance programs to low-income people and families [...]

Support Howard Area2019-03-25T09:04:12-05:00

The work itself is meaningful and fun

By Theresa Daniel I’ve been volunteering with the Howard Area Community Center food pantry since April. It’s been an incredible experience. I'm enjoying it so much that I'm disappointed when it’s a holiday and I get the day off.     Volunteering here is special. This is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the [...]

The work itself is meaningful and fun2018-11-13T15:32:57-06:00

House of Representatives congratulates former HACC Executive Director

The House of Representatives of the State of Illinois highlights Bruce Rasey's leadership of the Howard Area Community Center by acknowledging among others, prevailing over the multi-year Illinois budget crisis and a record-breaking year of HACC's fundraising in 2017. The entire document is available below. State of Illinois, House of Representatives  

House of Representatives congratulates former HACC Executive Director2018-11-13T15:34:48-06:00

HACC helps domestic violence survivors navigate the cruelty of the courts

This is Erika Castillo Smith. She is a former Domestic Violence Legal Advocate at Howard Area Community Center who represented over 100 people struggling with domestic violence. About half of her clients were immigrant women, some of whom are dealing with possible deportation. The majority are low-income. “This program is very important because the system [...]

HACC helps domestic violence survivors navigate the cruelty of the courts2018-11-13T15:36:46-06:00

Hunger aid is under attack!

In Rogers Park 20.1% - 35% of community members are food insecure, according to a 2016 Greater Chicago Food Depository statistic. And since 1967, Howard Area Community Center has been devoted to alleviating hunger. DONATE HERE! But recent proposals to cut and alter services provided by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for low-income people [...]

Hunger aid is under attack!2018-05-01T14:40:11-05:00