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For over 130 years, Chicago Commons has empowered individuals, families, and communities to overcome poverty and systemic barriers and embrace opportunities to thrive across generations. We support families' crucial role in shaping a child’s development, caring for seniors and vulnerable adults, and uplifting communities. Honoring our settlement roots, we provide life-changing resources to families in under-resourced communities.

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High-Quality Early Childhood Education
Igniting Learning

We are Chicago’s second-largest early childhood education provider, supporting 1,750 children across 18 communities.

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Family Hub
Thriving Families, Thriving Children

A crucial link to career pathways and comprehensive support services, the Family Hub fosters family stability and empowerment.

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Senior Services
Life-Invigorating Care

One of Chicago’s largest nonprofit providers of senior services, we support over 800 seniors and adults with disabilities in Illinois.

Mission Statement

Chicago Commons’ mission is to empower individuals, families, and communities to overcome poverty and systemic barriers, embrace opportunities, and thrive across generations.

Vision Statement

We envision a future where all children, families, and seniors have equitable opportunities for success generation after generation.

Invest in us

We provide life-changing services to individuals in under-resourced communities.
Investing in Chicago Commons creates generational success.

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