Head Start at Chicago Commons

Chicago Commons & Partners Awarded $23 Million per year, 5-Year Head Start Grant

Over the past several months, Chicago Commons and its delegate partners have worked tirelessly to expand our Head Start program through a re-competition selection process managed by the Administration for Children and Families, a division of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

On Tuesday, July 13, 2021, The Administration for Children & Families, a division of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, awarded Chicago Commons and its delegate partners a direct 5-year, $23 million per year Head Start Program Grant

The award allows Chicago Commons and its delegate partners—Eyes on the Future, Gads Hill Center, Learn Together Grow Together, and Onward Neighborhood House—an opportunity to expand learning and development for more than 1,270 children in neighborhoods across Chicago.

The grant award begins August 1, 2021, and the Chicago Commons Leadership Team will be working with the Administration for Children and Families and its delegate partners to get ready for the grant launch.

Learn More About the Award

Chicago Commons & Partners Awarded $23 Million Per Year, 5-Year Head Start Grant

Chicago’s Head Start/Early Head Start Awards Reinforce Commitment to Early Learning

Meet Chicago Commons & Delegate Partners

Eyes on the Future

Gads Hill Center

Learn Together Grow Together

Onward Neighborhood House

Chicago Commons

Neighborhoods Chicago Commons and Delegate Partners Will Support*:

  • Ashburn
  • Austin
  • Belmont Cragin
  • Brighton Park
  • Calumet Heights
  • Chatham
  • Chicago Lawn
  • Englewood
  • Gage Park
  • Humboldt Park
  • Logan Square
  • Lower West Side
  • New City
  • Rogers Park

*Families do not need to reside within these neighborhoods to be eligible to enroll in programming.

Media Inquiries

For all media inquiries, please contact Brittney Mmutle at mmutleb@chicagocommons.org.