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We provide opportunities for children and adults in Chicago's underserved neighborhoods to excel academically, grow spiritually, expand life experiences and become effective leaders.
Located in the North Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago, Holy Family Ministries is a not-for-profit organization operating four programs for at-risk youth:
- Holy Family School (K-8)
- Little Learners Academy Preschool (State funded preschool and child care center)
- Adventures in Learning (Ambitious enrichment programming before school/after school/summer)
- The Peace Exchange (A cross cultural program in peace studies for aspiring young adult leaders.)
Holy Families’ programs are offered "first-come, first-served" without regard to religion, race, previous academic achievement, or ethnicity. Families pay a fee based on income, approximately 25% of the full cost.
Holy Family School Outcomes & Achievements
- 30 year history of excellence in elementary and preschool education.
- 99% of graduates enrolled into private, charter and selective-enrollment high schools over the past five years.
- School-wide average exceeded the national average on the Northwest Evaluation Association Measures of Academic Progress test (NWEA MAP).
- Cheryl Collins, HFS Principal, honored at White House as a National Distinguished Principal.
- Jamie Lambert, middle school science teacher, was selected as a finalist for the prestigious Golden Apple Award.
- Accredited by AdvancED (North Central Association.