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Disrupting Generational


Since 1891.


Get Involved Now And Make a Change Forever

Our Mission

We disrupt generational poverty by supporting, preparing, and empowering young people at distinct stages of life to break down barriers on their path to success in adulthood.

Here is what

we do.


To disrupt generational poverty, we must first ensure that we are doing our part to help meet the basic needs of those who access our services. By helping to provide everyday necessities, we are removing one of the many barriers faced by those we serve.


Providing access to high-quality education and youth development is one of the most important ways we fight to end the cycle of poverty. Our school and youth development programs provide rigorous academic instruction and co-curricular activities while complementing the student experience with everything Settlement programs have to offer. 


We find inspiration in all of our programs and hope that our programs inspire those we have the privilege of serving. Our programs and services help young people imagine a world beyond their own by introducing them to new and exciting experiences and learning opportunities. 


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Learn how you can get involved with Northwestern Settlement.


Our programs are only possible because of the generous support of our donors. Click on the button to the right to find out how you can make a contribution today.


We serve a wide range of individuals through our services. Find out if one of our programs might be right for you. 


Our work would not be possible without our dedicated staff and volunteers. If you would like to work or volunteer with us, click on the button to the right to learn more. 

It's All About Change.

Your donations and volunteer support make a difference.  Here are some of the ways we have disrupted generational poverty in just the past few  years.

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Number of children enrolled in our Early Childhood Education program which provides childcare, education, and meals for working families.

Early Childhood Education

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Number of meals we served to the elderly and people in need in the Chicagoland area.

The Food Pantry

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Hours of service we provided to those in need through our different programs.

AmeriCorps Project YES!

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Percent of our students who graduate from highschool

Rowe Elementary and Middle Schools

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Average number of activities we have for schools in the Illinois and Wisconsin area.  These activities benefit thousands of children in need.

House In the Woods

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Number of shows and events we have hosted for children and organizations since 2018.

Vittum Theater

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Number of patients we treat per year through our low cost mental health services.

Family Cares

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Number of children we have helped in the last year deal with family substance abuse and loss of a loved one.

Eluna Network

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Number of children we have helped over the years through providing a safe place to go after school.

Before/After School Programs