Our mission is to empower our neighbors to become catalysts of and participants in a flourishing Southside Chicago community.

SUMMER 2017

Every summer, violence increases in the city. This trend is particularly alarming when you consider the groups of children eager to play outside on their blocks. With kids out of school, they are at greater risk of being hurt or killed on the streets.

You can help stand in the way of that violence.

This summer, Hope Works and Living Hope Church are hosting summer camp for more than 50 kids from the neighborhood. With the theme “The Beautiful City”, kids will have the opportunity to explore their dream career and build a paper city together to help them understand the value of community. 

But we need your help to support this opportunity.

It costs $475 to support one child's summer at camp. 


Will you sponsor a camper?

We work with people one-on-one to design specific solutions to long-term unemployment and holistic family flourishing. Our operations include case management services, employment services, and housing development and youth programming through partnership with Living Hope Church.

Hope Works is built on the premise that jobs are critical to a healthy family and community. When a family has a steady income, it permeates to their health, their children's education, and the family's overall well-being. At Hope Works, we believe that hope truly does work.

Woodlawn: Our Community

A fractured economic environment and complex individualized barriers limit the potential of many Woodlawn families. Unemployment and poverty drain our neighborhood and ravage our families and community. 

 
 

The Facts About Woodlawn 

 
Woodlawn experiences 6.2 felonies per 100 people, 1.7 x more than Chicago's record.

Woodlawn experiences 6.2 felonies per 100 people, 1.7 x more than Chicago's record.

  While the national unemployment rate stays stagnant at 5%, Woodlawn's rate is more than four times that amount.

 

While the national unemployment rate stays stagnant at 5%, Woodlawn's rate is more than four times that amount.

of Woodlawn adults have less than a high school diploma.

of Woodlawn adults have less than a high school diploma.

 

Woodlawn is in need of holistic community transformation that reaches across generations and through the entire person and society physical, economic, social, systematic, familial, and individual.

 

Hope Works strives to address these issues of poverty and unemployment not only by finding and creating resources, but by equipping individuals to independently engage resources available to them

We do this through one-on-one interactions that empower community members to reach for employment opportunities.


87%

50%

are interested in continuing their education

of our clients have a high school diploma or less

35%

do not have safe or stable housing


Let's work together. 

ASSOCIATE BOARD

Join our Associate Board to have an opportunity to serve Hope Works through a year long commitment to the organization.

Donate both your time and talent while receiving access to professional and personal development. 

To get more information or to request an application, email Mary Elizabeth Goodell at mgoodell@hopeworkschicago.org.

 

VOLUNTEER

Our organization is built on grassroots participation. As a Community Advocate, you will have the privilege to work with a member of our community and help them thrive. 

Come and partner with us as a volunteer or as an intern.  Applicants should be committed to community development and eager to work as a team with the senior staff. 

 

You can support us in three ways:

 

1. Donate with your financial resources.  

2. Volunteer or intern with us and lend us your time.

3. Pray for us and the growth of our community as we face chronic unemployment, violence, need for economic vitality, lack of adequate health care and familial instability. 

 

 
 

Get in touch.

MAIN OFFICE

6414 South Cottage Grove Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
U.S.A.

EMAIL

info@hopeworkschicago.org

PHONE

+1 (312) 709-1381