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House In The Wood Wants YOU

House In The Wood camp in Delavan, WI would love to host your child for two weeks this summer. Camp is a great way to build social, emotional, and leadership skills as well as have fun! Email Tami Kasken for more information.


AmeriCorps Project YES! Seeking New Members

AmeriCorps Project YES! has a 20-year history at the Settlement. Are you a young person interested in public service? Learn more here.


Board Day at Camp is 7/22

Board Day at Camp is a day for family and friends of all our Board of Directors and auxiliary boards to visit House In The Wood and experience one of our wonderful programs first hand. Sign up here!


Board Member of the Month

This July we are honoring Connie Magnuson, Secretary of the Board. Connie has served on the board since 2012 and retired from Northern Trust after a long career. She lives in Chicago with her husband, Michael.

Nurture | Educate | Inspire

For 127 years, Northwestern Settlement has served its Chicago neighbors through a variety of programs that nurture, educate and inspire the American dream.



The Food Pantry and Supportive Services help meet our families’ immediate needs in a variety of ways: providing food, health screenings and educational opportunities on money management, budgeting, and translation services.

The Settlement’s After School program offers school readiness and recreational activities for children ages 5-12 in a safe environment before and after the school day.

The Family CARES Center provides counseling to children and families in the Settlement’s Early Childhood education and Rowe Elementary communities.



Rowe Elementary and the Early Childhood Education collaborate on instruction to ensure that Early Childhood graduates who enter Rowe Elementary are kinder-ready and do not lose momentum as they make their transition.

The Gold Star and NAEYC accredited Early Childhood Education (ECE) program at the Settlement, integrates responsive care into a research-based curriculum known as the “creative curriculum”, aimed at developing social-emotional, physical, cognition, literacy, mathematics, science, technology and language acquisition skills.



Our nationally recognized Adventure Stage Chicago develops arts programming that is an integral part of our curriculum through creative play and performances.

The House In The Wood Camp in Delavan, WI, provides residential camping experiences for families during the summer months and outdoor education for students during the school year.

AmeriCorps Project YES! connects caring adults with youth in and around West Town. Members serve the community through mentorship, educational, service, artistic, and recreational activities. Additionally, members develop their professional trajectory through their experience and professional development sessions throughout their service year.