Adult Education Program

In collaboration with Wilbur Wright Community College and Northwest Community Church, Onward House offers computerized levels 3 and 4 English as a Second Language (ESL) classes for adults in the evenings. Wright College provides the instruction while Onward House and Northwest Community Church recruits and enrolls participants. After assessed by Wright, participants are placed in one of four levels; Levels 1 and 2 are at Northwest Community Church and levels 3 and 4 are at Onward House.


Also in collaboration with Wilbur Wright Community College, we offer GED classes in the evenings. We also offer one on one job readiness training, citizenship classes, immigration workshops as well as an instructor led ESL conversation study group for participants who want to practice their English skills.

To register for ESL or GED classes or for more information on other services for adults, please contact Santia Lopez, Adult Education Coordinator at or 773-622-3215.


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

Administrative Offices
5413 W. Diversey Ave.
Chicago, IL 60639

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

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