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Association House of Chicago

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Join our Auxiliary Board to make a big impact in Chicago!

The Association House of Chicago’s young professionals’ board creates awareness of Association House’s community impact for a wider set of professional and public audiences throughout Chicago. Committed to making a big impact year-round, our board focuses on awareness, recruitment, volunteer management and fundraising through two key initiatives: our summer community fitness and back-to-school event in Humboldt Park, and a signature fundraising event in the Fall.

Board responsibilities include:

  • Attend quarterly meetings held downtown. 1 hour per meeting.
  • Attend bi-monthly committee meetings. 1-1.5 hours per meeting.
  • Participate in the planning of the annual signature event.
  • Leverage social & professional networks for summer community event and/or signature event

About the Association House of Chicago

Since 1899, Association House (AHC) has worked with Chicagoans who seek tools to lead more productive lives. It is one of the oldest "settlement houses" in Chicago originally designed to provide relief and guidance to new immigrants. Today, Association House is a vital resource to under-served, multicultural communities, providing collaborative programs to promote health and wellness, educational advancement, and economic empowerment for nearly 20,000 individuals and families.

To address the immediate needs and long-term goals of our client community, we offer direct-service programs within 4 professionalized areas: 1) Association House High School (AHHS) serves 150 students, ages 16-21, who have been dropped or excluded from Chicago Public Schools. Our wrap-around support services, including childcare & mentoring programs, help students mitigate educational obstacles so they may earn their high school diploma. 2) Community Health & Workforce Development fosters potential & comprehensive well-being the community at large. Our services include emergency needs & income support; digital literacy education; workforce training; job placement & retention services; financial literacy education; HIV education & prevention services; physical health, nutrition & fitness education; & Mental Health First Aid trainings. 3) Child Welfare Services works with families to create safe homes for youths within DCFS custody through child advocacy, parenting education, home visitation and therapy & case management services. And, 4) our community Behavioral Health center meets participants' developmental, emotional, social, and primary care needs through treatment services for those experiencing chronic mental-health issues, substance abuse, for persons with developmental disabilities.

For more information, contact Drew Williams at dwilliams@associationhouse.org or 773-722-8144.

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About Association House of Chicago

Location:

1116 North Kedzie Avenue, Chicago, IL 60651, US

Mission Statement

Association House of Chicago serves a multi-cultural community by providing comprehensive, collaborative and effective programs in English and Spanish. We promote health and wellness and create opportunities for educational and economic advancement.

Description

Association House of Chicago is a non-profit organization offering human-services programs that address both immediate and personal development needs.

Based in Humboldt Park, Association House works with a multicultural, largely Latino and African-American population of all ages in Chicago’s under-served neighborhoods. Association House promotes health and wellness, and creates opportunities for educational and economic advancement across four service areas: Community Health & Workforce Development, Child Welfare, Behavioral Health, and the Association House High School. These bilingual, evidence-based programs, conducted by staff in a caring, welcoming environment, impact more than 20,000 Chicagoans each year.

Board Development
Children & Youth
Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1116 North Kedzie AvenueChicago, IL 60651

(41.90161,-87.70753)
 

SKILLS

  • Networking
  • Fundraising
  • Project Management
  • Event Planning / Management
  • Relationship Building
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 21
  • Monthly meetings, fundraisers, or volunteering
  • Dedicated to the cause

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