Chicago Commons’ mission is to empower individuals, families, and communities to overcome poverty and systemic barriers, embrace opportunities, and thrive across generations. Since 1894, our programs have been helping children, families and seniors GO further to live richer, more fulfilling lives. From our first settlement house, we’ve centered ourselves in underserved communities to give our neighbors the tools and skills they need to reach their greatest potential.

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  • Chicago Commons is a leading provider of high-quality, comprehensive early education using the Reggio Emilia Approach for children from birth to 12.
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  • Programs
    Family Hub is a family engagement program positioning Commons’ four early education schools to deliver education, finance and employment services to parents and family members.
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  • Chicago Commons is one of the largest non-profit providers of senior services ensuring that seniors and adults with disabilities stay in their homes with Home Care and Adult Day Services.
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