Chicago Commons’ Family Hub is a family engagement program positioning our four existing early childhood education schools to serve not just children, but parents and family members as well.

Family Hub Outcomes

  • 107 number of participants at each location
  • 71 number of parents participating in ESL
  • 294 number of people participating in health workshops
  • 36% percentage of participants in digital literacy workshops
  • 133 number served through employment services
  • 47 number served through income support services
  • 159 number served through financial coaching services
  • 354 number of total participants in Family Hub

ESL Adult Education

71 total number of families

  • Guadalupano Family Centernumber of families served

    morning: 22 | afternoon: 10
  • Paulo Friere Family Centernumber of families served

    morning: 17 | afternoon: 5
  • Taylor Family Centernumber of families served

    morning: 17

  • 90.5% (19 of 21) students gained points on post test
  • 85.7% (18 of 21) students gained at least 4 points on post test — benchmark of the program
  • 61.9% (13 of 21) students gained a level (SPL) on post test
  • The Family Hub provides wrap-around services in four domains:

  • Families GO further

    The Family Hub program meets the unique needs of both the child and parent(s) by serving as a one-stop-shop for families to access services. The program will provide access to a broad range of services that help parents:
    • Gain employment
    • Manage their finances
    • Improve their physical and mental health
    • Obtain government services
    • Increase digital literacy
    • Improve their English proficiency
    The Family Hubs will operate out of Commons’ four early childhood education schools in Back of the Yards, Pilsen and West Humboldt Park.
  • Leveraging Technology: During the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Family Hub team uses technology like Zoom and Microsoft Teams to work with partners to identify resources and advocate for resources for the families. In addition, the Family Hub is also using technology like Zoom and Microsoft Teams to deliver workshops to families in the areas of financial literacy, health and wellness, workforce / careers, and leadership.
  • Community Partners

    Chicago Commons partners with many organizations to deliver the Family Hub services, and uses internal resources from our adult education program, which serves as a LISC Financial Opportunity Center.

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