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APCC educates and supports members of the community as they determine their own path of growth and development by providing diverse programs and services for individuals, families, groups, and business.
We envision a vibrant community where members respect and celebrate diversity, use their skills and talents to help themselves and others live in safety and harmony, access good quality education, health care, shopping, transportation, recreation and affordable housing, and realize their hopes for a better life.
We are committed to respecting individual dignity, honoring diversity and self-determination, while providing the highest level of services with integrity and compassion.
Adult Education Programs: (General information about the Albany Park Community Center follows). The Literacy Programs of the Albany Park Community Center provide educational and supportive services to adults who seek to improve their skills. Courses taught are: --English as a Second Language --Basic Reading (in English) --Adult Basic Ed/GED Preparation (in English) --Citizenship Education --Family Literacy (Adult Ed, Parenting Skills, and Early Childhood Education all in one program) Adult Literacy Tutoring is provided by trained volunteers to learners ages 16 and older. Volunteers are needed throughout the year. Adult Education classes are taught by paid professional teachers. APCC also runs a Community Technology Center open to adults who want to learn basic computer literacy skills and then access information via computer technology including the Internet. All services are provided free of charge. Registration is first come-first served, subject to available openings. For more information, call (773) 509-5650. General Information: The Albany Park Community Center, Inc., is a not-for-profit, community-based organization located in the multi-ethnic, working poor neighborhood of Albany Park. The Center operates a wide range of programs and services at fifteen locations in and around the community we serve. Since its inception, the Center has been the largest social service agency exclusively serving the Albany Park neighborhood. Our administrative office is located at 3403 West Lawrence Avenue, Suite 300, Chicago, Illinois 60625. The Center's largest program facility is located at 5121 North Kimball. The Center also operates child care programs in its other facility located at 3401 West Ainslie. Counseling and substance abuse prevention programs are also offered at ten Chicago Public Elementary and High Schools in the immediate community and surrounding area. The Albany Park Community Center was incorporated on September 24, 1975 and is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors operating under a Charter from the State of Illinois and the Board's By-Laws. The agency is exempt from federal income tax under sections 509(a) and 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.