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Northwestern Settlement’s Julie Feldman named 36 Under 36

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CHICAGO – Julie Feldman, a social worker at Northwestern Settlement’s Rowe Elementary School, has been named to the sixth annual “Double Chai in the Chi” list of young Jewish leaders in Chicago. The list is presented by the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago’s Young Leadership Division and Oy! Chicago – an…
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Where our neighbors come from

When Northwestern Settlement opened its doors more than 125 years ago, our reach was focused on the area immediately surrounding our building. While those within our West Town community remain a part of the Settlement family, we’ve since expanded our impact to serve neighbors 85 percent of Chicago zip codes, reaching nearly every part of…
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Donate in honor of a graduate in your life, support one of ours

This time of year is full of good-byes, big steps, and caps and gowns. Each June we confer diplomas on two graduating groups: our 8th-grade scholars at Rowe Elementary, and the five-year-olds in our Early Childhood Education program. These two occasions are momentous for each age group and their families. Both mark new beginnings in…
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Battling the Impact of Childhood Poverty on Mental Health, Northwestern Settlement Opens New Family CARES Center

Mission to Reduce Psychological Stressors for Preschool and Elementary Students  CHICAGO – June 1, 2017; A group of determined citizens cut the ribbon today on the new Family CARES Center located at Northwestern Settlement. The clinic helps children and families make positive changes in their lives, maximize their potential, and improve their function in society. The…
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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. This transformational opportunity is something our scholars will remember forever.…
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Northwestern Settlement Honors Exelon’s Steve Solomon, Cossette at Annual Meeting

(Chicago, IL – April 3, 2017) Northwestern Settlement’s Annual Meeting: A Celebration of Sharing honors Steve Solomon, Global Philanthropy Director at Exelon, and Cossette. Solomon, will also be speaking at the event on “Philanthropy for Impact”, and what investing in nonprofits now can mean for the future. Northwestern Settlement is pleased to present Steven Solomon with…
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The new Family CARES Center needs your help

Our new Family CARES Center needs your help. There is a registry listed under Northwestern Settlement at Target: These are the therapy wish lists that they created with more specific items: Elizabel- Jessica-
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A message from Ron Manderschied and Alliance partners

I'm joining together with Angela Blanchard and Rod Jones as leaders of settlement houses who are aware that the current climate in our country requires vigilance and action. We need frank discussion and input around areas of both caution and opportunity for our neighbors. We believe that settlement houses are in a unique position to…
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Northwestern Settlement to participate in Open House Chicago 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Chicago, IL – September 8, 2016) Northwestern Settlement (the Settlement) will join several other historical locations next month as part of the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Open House Chicago. On October 15 and 16 the Settlement will welcome visitors to the historic Settlement House from 9am to 1pm each day. The Settlement joins…
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