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Disrupting Generational

Poverty 

Since 1891.

NURTURE.

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.

NURTURE

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.

EDUCATE

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. 

INSPIRE

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.

Events and Volunteer Opportunities

It Is 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.

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16,000

Number of meals served to neighbors in need in 2021.

21,200+

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

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500

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

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100%

Percentage of our scholars who matriculate to high school.

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34

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

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169

Number of children currently enrolled in After School care

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500

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

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35

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