Chicago Commons’ Family Hub is a family engagement program positioning our four existing early childhood education schools to serve not just children, but parents and family members as well.

100 parents/family members served
95 Improved FICO credit score
18 Increased net worth
41 Showed increases in monthly net income
177 served through employment services
174 served through income support services
269 served through financial coaching services

* Due to our shift to the Family Hub program in FY16, the data above is reflective of both parents/family members with children at Chicago Commons and community members.

Of the services offered, advocacy had the highest participation rate at each school.

  • 120Guadalupano Family Center
  • 80Nia Family Center
  • 75Taylor Center
  • 100Paulo Freire Family Center

  • 24%
    of parents participated in English as a Second Language (ESL) classes
  • 18%
    of parents participated in digital literacy classes
  • The Family Hub provides wrap-around services in four domains:

  • Families GO further

    The Family Hub program meets the unique needs of both the child and parent(s) by serving as a one-stop-shop for families to access services. The program will provide access to a broad range of services that help parents:
    • Gain employment
    • Manage their finances
    • Improve their physical and mental health
    • Obtain government services
    • Increase digital literacy
    • Improve their English proficiency
    The Family Hubs will operate out of Commons’ four early childhood education schools in Back of the Yards, Pilsen and West Humboldt Park.
  • Community Partners

    Chicago Commons partners with many organizations to deliver the Family Hub services, and uses internal resources from our adult education program, which serves as a LISC Financial Opportunity Center. See Our Community Partners

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