Elijah's House was established in October, 2003. Our commitment throughout the years, has been devoted to building relationships within Chicago communities by providing character building and life-enhancing programs through youth development for at risk inner city youth.
We have program site locations on the west and south side of Chicago including the Austin, West Humboldt Park and Woodlawn communities. Soon we hope to have programs in Calumet City and Lansing.
Elijah's House's programs are a means for youth to redirect their behavior, channel their creativity and help develop job skills. Our programs are designed with youth in mind and act as a deterrent to negative influences that affect teens.
It is important to open up doors of opportunity to provide youth with a wider scope of interests that enabled them to recognize their abilities and talents in ways that help them dream and achieve far more than what they think. This is why all our programs have become a vehicle that aid youth in developing self confidence, values and morals, moving them towards positive self-expression, creativity, and entrepreneurship and leading positive lives.
WHAT WE DO
Using our job training and placement expertise along with four of our core Programs, we provide direct job training through hands-on activities that empower and promote positive changes specifically among at risk youth and youth with disparities.
Our programs integrate workforce activities from several career fields to empower every student with soft skills such as focusing and listening, team building, positive risk taking, self-esteem and awareness of leadership.
We specialize in Intermediate Sanction/Intervention programming specifically for at risk youth to recidivate; and we help young people achieve work-readiness skills and learn and develop entrepreneurship skills as a vehicle to help them learn marketable STEM skills to be placed in part or full-time jobs.
Elijah's House mission is to educate and promote the development of job readiness skills of all young people 13 through 24. To this end we are committed to facilitating future and positive personal growth and change through Prevention, Employment and Education programs that enrich the lives of all teens.
Our objective is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.
Our vision? That every teenage youth, girl or boy have an education and a job that helps them succeed in life.
Serving youth since 2003
87% of our students complete higher education
80% job placement of program youth
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Mail All Correspondence To:
Hammond, IN 46324
824 N. Hamlin
Chicago, IL. 60651