...But our work is far from over.
April 13, 2016
For the past 146 years, Erie Neighborhood House has delivered education programs and servicesto thousands of children, adults and families in Chicago’s immigrant community. They want to continue making an impact, and we want to help them do it.
The award-winning programs at Erie House are funded by a variety of sources, including the state of Illinois, but the state is 111-billion-dollars in pension debt and hasn’t had a budget in nearly a year. With the state’s negative credit rating and politicians who can’t agree on anything, Erie House has felt the effects of the budget impasse on its low-income, primarily Latino population and the 11 core programs it offers, including English as a second language, community literacy, early childhood education, technology education, citizenship and immigration, youth programs and workforce development.
We are Tribeca Flashpoint College students, 24 strong. Our dynamic double dozen is teaming up with a vibrant band called the “Exceptions”, a group of men and women who work at Northern Trust Bank by day, and play madd mesmerizing music to help non-profits at night. We all have big hearts and big ideas and we’re using our minds and our muscle to help Erie House continue its mission: investing in families and strengthening communities.
Team work makes the dream work. Who knows when the State of Illinois’ budget crisis will be resolved? We’re ready to lend a hand to the families of Erie House NOW, with beautiful music and loads of fun. When you know that your donation is changing lives, you feel fantastic! Compassion is contagious!