1400 West August Blvd, Chicago, IL 60642

Nuture | 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 recreaational 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 develoing 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.

News and Events

Annual Meeting:

Waves of Impact

The annual meeting is coming on April 24th at 6:30 pm at Northwestern University’s Segal Center. The event celebrates the dedication and work of the Settlement family. Register here!

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.

Adventure Stage Presents Fast Food Chain

Adventure Stage Chicago invites you to attend the debut of its new play, Fast Food Chain. Performances run from April 26 through May 18th.  Learn more here!

Board Member of the Month

This month, we are honoring Tony Perry, Chairman of the Board. Tony has served for over five years and hosts an annual benefit, Winterfest, at his design studio in Wilmette. He is an architect and splits his time between Chicago and Florida.