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For 125 years, Northwestern Settlement has served its Chicago neighbors through a variety of programs that nurture, educate and inspire the American dream. Learn how we fulfill this mission.

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News from the Settlement


Northwestern Settlement Opens New Family CARES Center

With the aim of battling the impact of childhood poverty on mental health, on June 1 Northwestern Settlement hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to launch its new mental health collaboration with Children's Home + Aid. Read More


Settlement's Worn Doorstep Part Two Released

Part Two of Northwestern Settlement's history, The Worn Doorstep, is now available, and recounts the past twenty-five years of work, accomplishments, and of course, people at the Settlement. The Worn Doorstep Part Two: 1991-2016 is available here.


Rowe Scholars work with Cast of Hamilton

A group of our Rowe Elementary school scholars spent 6 weeks working with members of the Hamilton Chicago cast that culminated in a march around the neighborhood and a presentation of dance, spoken word, and visual art to our larger school community about social justice.
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2017 Annual Meeting Honorees

Northwestern Settlement’s Annual Meeting: A Celebration of Sharing honors Steve Solomon, Global Philanthropy Director at Exelon, and Cossette.
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