New Summer Enrichment Partners

We're so excited to announce our two new summer partners: Harmony, Hope and Healing and Code, Play, Learn. Harmony, Hope and Healing will be doing music programming at Primo Center for Women & Children and Code, Play, Learn will be running a summer coding class. Thanks to all of our donors for #ILGiveCommunity and an $1,000 grant from Student Alliance for Homeless Youth who made this a possiblity. Updates on these programs to come. 

Grant Announcement

Chicago HOPES for Kids is pleased to announce that we have received a grant from the Student Alliance for Homeless Youth!

This grant will allow us to open our educational summer program at two shelters in Chicago: Primo Center for Women and Children in Austin, and Cornerstone Community Outreach in Uptown.

We sincerely thank the Student Alliance for Homeless Youth for allowing us to ensure that children living at those aforementioned shelters maintain their academic skills during summer break. 

Student Alliance for Homeless Youth is a not-for-profit corporation that seeks to increase public awareness, reduce barriers to education, and improve the lives of homeless youth. Visit them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Student-Alliance-for-Homeless-Youth-270520606349116/?fref=ts

Student Alliance for Homeless Youth is a not-for-profit corporation that seeks to increase public awareness, reduce barriers to education, and improve the lives of homeless youth. Visit them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Student-Alliance-for-Homeless-Youth-270520606349116/?fref=ts

Environmental Systems Design, Inc

In early 2016, Chicago HOPES for Kids was informed that we were going to be the sole beneficiary of Environmental Systems Design, Inc. annual company fundraiser, Golfing for Good. To make a long story short, the efforts that ESD has put forth to help us out were incredible, and have provided us with the single largest donation we have ever received as an organization.

We presented our 2016 Impact Award to their CEO, Raj Gupta, as well as ESD employees Corey LiDonne and Asali Locke-Ellison for their grand efforts. They have truly transformed Chicago HOPES for Kids and the children we serve!

From Left to Right: Corey LiDonne (Electrical Engineer, ESD), Patricia Rivera (Executive Director, Chicago HOPES for Kids), Danny Craig (Development Coordinator, Chicago HOPES for Kids), Raj Gupta (CEO, ESD), Asali Locke-Ellison (Senior Associate, ESD)

From Left to Right: Corey LiDonne (Electrical Engineer, ESD), Patricia Rivera (Executive Director, Chicago HOPES for Kids), Danny Craig (Development Coordinator, Chicago HOPES for Kids), Raj Gupta (CEO, ESD), Asali Locke-Ellison (Senior Associate, ESD)