Onward House Fall/Winter 2010 Newsletter

Posted December 2010

Spring/Summer Newsletter
Our Fall/Winter 2010 newsletter is now available online. Inside you will find articles on our ambitious start to the new program year and all of the exciting program improvements under way, a profile on our Partnership Program Coordinator, Naphateri Neal, and an in-depth look at the Early Childhood Education Program and its positive impact on the development of young children and their families.

 If you are not on our mailing list and would like to be, please sign up using the "Join Our Email List" feature on the top right of this page, or email Adam Talaski at atalaski@onwardhouse.org.

You may also download a copy of the newsletter here.

 

3rd Annual Onward House Golf Outing Another Success!

Posted October 2010

Auxiliary Board

The stormy weather held off for another fun-filled golf outing on September 16th at Ruffled Feathers Golf Club in Lemont, Illinois. This year’s event helped raise over $63,000—our most successful to date. Since its inception, the Golf Outing has raised $174,000 in support of the our new Belmont Cragin location.

Auxiliary Board

Onward House would like to give special thanks to Board Members Dan Greiwe, Jon Clopton and Rian Wren; Golf Outing planners Irene Rodriguez, Eric Clamp, Jim Durham and everyone involved at Transparent Container; Neutral Tandem; our sponsors; and everyone who came in support of Onward House’s cause. To see more photos of the event, please visit our Onward House Photo Stream.

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A Beautiful Day and Smiling faces at the 3rd Annual "Back to School" Picnic

Posted August 2010

Auxiliary Board

Onward House parents, children and staff were treated to beautiful late summer afternoon for the annual "End of Summer" picnic on Wednesday, August 25th at Smith Park. For the third consecutive year, the Onward House Auxiliary Board planned a fun-filled evening of crafts, sports, games and a picnic dinner for the families at our West Town site.

Auxiliary Board

Onward House would like to give special thanks to Auxiliary Board President, Shalini Hanoman; Vice President, Katie Duncan; and Auxiliary Board Members Carolyn Baker, Aaron Weigel, Lindsay Goetz, Mitch Early, Brian Bauer and Nate Zitelman for hosting such a fun family evening. The Onward House Auxiliary Board is made up of young Chicago professionals. If you would like more information on becoming a member of the Auxiliary Board, please contact Adam Talaski at 312/666-6726.

 

Deloitte’s IMPACT at West Town

Posted July 2010

Deloitte

Onward House recently welcomed Deloitte to our West Town site for another successful Deloitte IMPACT Day. Tens of thousands of Deloitte personnel from across the United States spend IMPACT Day participating in more than 800 volunteer projects nationwide. At Onward House, volunteers helped to clean all of our classrooms, paint portions of our facility, perform maintenance on our playground area, and clean the windows and walls in the building. The children in our programs spent the first part of their day on an exciting field trip to the Rainforest Café and returned to find the site ready for the busy summer programming season. We are grateful to Deloitte for their dedication to volunteerism and we are grateful to the local Deloitte employees for lending a hand year after year. By donating time and labor to Onward Neighborhood House, Deloitte saved the agency hundreds of dollars in necessary maintenance.

Volunteers are an essential part of Onward House’s resource network. Whether brightening up a hallway with fresh paint or a classroom by reading aloud, there are numerous opportunities to get involved. Give Onward House a call to see how you can volunteer your time and talents!

Sawbridge Studios Fundraiser A Success!

Posted June 2010

Sawbridge

Chapter 3 of the Glenview Community Church Women's Association, Sawbridge Studios and Prufrock Florists recently hosted "The Flower Hours", a fundraising event for Onward Neighborhood House.

Sam McGee, co-owner of Prufrock and renowed floral demonstrator, shared secrets of professional flower arranging as attendees enjoyed refreshments provided by Sylvia Studt. Several stunning arrangements were created in hand blown glass vases by artist Simon Pearce of Vermont. The arrangements were raffled off to lucky attendees and Sawbridge generously donated 15% of purchases to Onward House.

Sawbridge

Thank you to everyone who came out to support Onward House! The event raised nearly $2,000 and provided a great opportunity to share the mission of Onward House with new friends and supporters. Special thanks to Deedee Brannigan, Jane Demler, Mary Feldmeir, Cathy Lalich, Sam McGee, Simon Pearce, Sylvia Studt, the Glenview Community Church Women’s Association, Prufrock Florists, and Sawbridge Studios for making this event possible.

 

Capital Campaign Golf Outing: Save the Date!

Posted June 2010

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Transparent Container and Neutral Tandem will sponsor the 3rd annual Onward House Charity Golf Tournament on September 16th, 2010!

We would like to thank the sponsors and everyone who participated in support of Onward House's cause last year. Your contributions totaled over $53,000!

This year's event will take place at Ruffled Feathers Golf Club. The event will include a 4-person scramble, box lunch and awards ceremony dinner.

Ruffled Feathers Golf Club
1 Pete Dye Drive
Lemont, IL 60439

11:30 a.m. Registration and Lunch
1:00 p.m. Shotgun Start
Dinner and Awards to follow
$250 per person, includes Lunch, Golf, Cart, Dinner and Silent Auction
$50 per person, Dinner, Auction

Join the Onward Neighborhood Hole Sponsors! Your participation and support are integral to Onward Neighborhood House's success.

Register Now! Contact Irene Rodriguez at 708.236.1331 or via email at irodriguez@transparentcontainer.com.

 

Onward House Spring/Summer 2010 Newsletter

Posted May 2010

Spring/Summer Newsletter
Check your mailboxes and e-mail inboxes this week for our Spring/Summer 2010 newsletter. Inside you will find articles on our School Age Program, the Onward House Auxiliary Board, the Lumity Technology Awards and other stories.

If you are not on our mailing list and would like to be, please sign up using the "Join Our Email List" feature on the top right of this page, or email Adam Talaski at atalaski@onwardhouse.org. You may also download a copy of the newsletter here.

 

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Volunteers are an essential part of Onward House’s resource network. Whether brightening up a hallway with fresh paint or a classroom by reading aloud, there are numerous opportunities to get involved. Give Onward House a call to see how you can volunteer your time and talents!  

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Our Mission

The mission of Onward Neighborhood House is to empower families and individuals in need to achieve their full potential in a community-based setting through participant-driven educational, recreational and social service programs.

Onward House Locations

West Town
600 N. Leavitt St.
Chicago, IL 60612

Ph: 312.666.6726
Fax: 312.666.6735

Belmont Cragin
5423 W. Diversey Ave.
Chicago, IL 60639

Ph: 773.622.3215
Fax: 773.622.4074