MEET OUR FALL 2018 clients
Apartment and Housing Rentals Foundation
Mission: To give over 500,000 second chances within the next five years. To make a big impact on homelessness.
When families have nowhere to call their own, it's hard to grow or move forward. Being homeless can be one of the hardest things to work through and this is why AHRF is here to help. Once it gives its clients a second chance at renting, it then offers them services to help them keep their second chance.
Gary Comer Youth Center
Mission: To ensure students graduate from high school prepared for college and careers.
Gary Comer Youth Center was established in Chicago’s Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood in May 2006. It provides a safe and supportive environment for youth after school, on weekends and during school hours. GCYC is committed to developing the full potential, talent and skill of young people from 5th grade through college graduation. It offers programming in three primary categories: academics, enrichment and college success.
Mission: To protect the environment and conserve natural resources by helping Chicago’s foodservice industry and its supporters reduce their collective environmental footprint.
Next Bites strives to make Chicago’s edible landscape the most sustainable it can be, one foodservice provider at a time. In order to make this possible it has provided resources for foodservice industry members and consumers on its website to help start or further this process. Sport the sprouting fork and be proud to be green, so we can all be mindful eaters!
Teach For America
Mission: To expand opportunity for children by affecting profound systemic change. To find, develop, and support a diverse network of leaders from classrooms, schools, and every sector and field in order to shape the broader system in which schools operate.
Teach For America recruits outstanding and diverse leaders to become TFA “corps members.” Corps members commit to teaching for two years in a low-income community, where they're employed by local schools and confront both the challenges and joys of expanding opportunities for kids. After two years, they become part of the TFA alumni network. Informed and inspired by their students, many continue teaching; others pursue other leadership roles in schools and school systems or launch careers in other fields that shape educational access and opportunity.
UChicago International House
Mission: To enable students and scholars from around the world to live and learn together in a diverse residential community that builds lifelong qualities of leadership, respect, and friendship.
International House achieves its mission by daily interaction among its residents through programs, facilities, and residential life designed to foster diversity of thought and experience.