Rooted in a rich history of social services, Onward House has completed its moved to a new neighborhood to support and empower the community through Early Childhood Education, adult education, computer training, and employment assistance.
Celebrating 125 Years of Service
We open doors to improve lives and uplift
communities through educational, economic and
Education is the cornerstone of Onward Neighborhood House programming. We provide educational opportunities for all ages.
Onward House provides support to families in crisis through a Food Pantry, and connections to resources and other partnership organizations.
Onward House provides job readiness classes and one-on-one assistance for job seekers, as well as computer classes and resources for entrepreneurs.
The success of Onward Neighborhood House is made possible because of the generosity of our donors. Onward House welcomes monetary gifts of all sizes. We also welcome donated items and the service of volunteers.
Your contributions allow us to maintain the high level of quality educational and community-based services in light of increasing operating costs. 91% of our budget directly supports our program expenses. We promise to make the most of every dollar that you give.
Onward Neighborhood House is now serving the Belmont Cragin community with the newly completed Hank and Kim Marshall Community Resource & Education Center!
“There is a need for higher-paying jobs and career training opportunities that address our specific population mix including recent immigrants, undocumented residents, limited English-speaking residents and re-entry citizens”
In FY17, we served:
- Approximately 950 families and impacted 5,000 individuals
- 843 individuals for Adult Education classes
- 180 children in Early Childhood Education programming
- 30 children with disabilities
- Support and resources for parents and family
- 58 Youth in School Age program
- 41,134 lbs of food via our Food Pantry
Estella’s Story – Business Incubator
“I had never touched a computer before, and because of Onward House, now, I can do so much. They were willing to teach me everything.