Special Note: Due to the current Covid-19 crisis the services described below will not be provided at the center located at 1527 W. Morse Ave until further notice. If you have further questions please call 773-381-3652 or email Robert at rconlon@howardarea.org.

Ages 14-18

Who are Rogers Park Youth?

At HACC, young people are not “at-risk” youth. They are opportunity youth.

All young people deserve the opportunity, tools, and support they need to develop their interests and build a stable future, and they can find that at HACC.

Funding youth programs means that hundreds of young people from underserved communities and people of color facing prejudice are given the opportunity to blossom.

Location: 1527 W. Morse Ave., Chicago, IL

Contact: 773.381.3652

Hours: 9am – 5pm

The Clubhouse provides a creative, safe, and free out-of-school learning environment where young people from our community work with adult mentors to explore their own ideas, develop new skills, and build confidence in themselves through the use of technology.

Youth also explore the most current technology and develop skill sets to prepare for the job market.

What areas do they study?

  • Coding & Game Design
    • Scratch 2.0 and 3.0
    • Intro to C and C++
  • Content Creation 
    • Digital Audio Production
    • Digital Film Making
    • Motion Graphics/ 3-D/ Virtual Reality/ Augmented Reality
    • Creating YouTube Channels & Twitch Channels
    • Graphic Design Projects
    • Podcasting
    • Social Media Management
    • Animation Projects
  • eSports
    • Team Competition
    • Live Streaming Production
    • Scholarship Assistance
    • Tournament Organizing
  • Maker Space
    • 3D Design
    • Multimedia production
    • Cosplay
    • Robotics/ Arduinos

Ages: 10-18 years old

Fun fact!

The Howard Area Clubhouse provides opportunities for global learning and multicultural exchange.  The Clubhouse Network is an international community of more than 100 Clubhouses located in 20 countries, providing youth with life-changing opportunities for over 25 years.  Check out The Clubhouse Network at www.computerclubhouse.org 

The Howard Area Promise Scholarship

The Howard Area Promise Scholarship is a special program for high school graduating teens in HACC programs that provides college scholarships.

The purpose of the Promise Scholar Program is to provide tuition assistance towards a two-year and/or four-year baccalaureate education for students who can demonstrate leadership qualities, academic promise, personal achievements, and financial need, with special consideration for students who are first in their families to attend college.

The program also offers a mentor who supports the Scholars as they pursue their post-secondary education goals.

Award details: 

  • Scholarship amounts may be for up to $10,000 per academic year
  • Scholarships may be for 2 or 4-year programs.
  • Applications typically are available in late May or early June for the upcoming school year.

For information please contact:

Director of Youth Development Services

Robert Conlon rconlon@howardarea.org

Restorative Justice:

Restorative Justice is all about repairing harm, instead of punishing those who harm others. It focuses on the accountability of those harming others while allowing the people hurt to have a resolution – whether it’s through a simple conversation, apologies, or action.

This is key to empowering community members to build peace in their own neighborhoods and be present to participate in their own communities.

At the Youth Center, young people are celebrated for their worth, treated with respect, and guided to respect others even during times of conflict.

Contact us:

Youth Dept. Director: Robert Conlon rconlon@howardarea.org

Clubhouse Coordinator: Terrance David tdavid1@howardarea.org