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Giving Tuesday and Why It Is Important

Giving Tuesday and Why It Is Important

So, what exactly is Giving Tuesday? - As many people know, not-for-profits such as AACF rely solely on donations and government grants in order to provide services to program participants. We do not charge our clients for services. Our ability to serve our youth...

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We Are Grateful for the W.P. & H.B. White Foundation

We wish to express our sincere gratitude to the W.P. & H.B. White Foundation for the grant award of $20,000 last month in September. It is because of the generous support of organizations like the W.P. & H.B. White Foundation that we are able to provide youth...

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2020 Season of Giving Spotlight – Dr. Scholl Foundation

The year 2020 has definitely provided real challenges for all of us. Those challenges have perhaps hit certain groups of us the hardest. But in this year’s season of giving it is also a season of gratitude for us as we wish to express our sincere thanks to the Dr....

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We Celebrate American Education Week 2020

We believe that education is a crucial foundation for building a successful career. In honor of National American Education Week (Nov. 16 - 20), which celebrates public education and all of the individuals involved to make it happen, from educators to school...

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Partners with Power: CTA Second Chance Program

AACF clients face many barriers to employment, including homelessness, returning citizens, and many other social issues within or beyond the control of our clients. For that reason we are leveling barriers by partnering with the Chicago Transit Authority’s (CTA)...

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New Opportunities to End Youth Homelessness

One of the biggest factors facing our youth today is homelessness. As we all know, it’s hard to get a job—let alone any other service or benefit—if you don’t have a mailing address. Even when kids crash on their loved ones’ couches, having mail sent to that address...

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Rent Assistance and Relief Fund

While we scramble to adapt to these new realities, we are also working hard to support both the immediate and long-term needs of our youth. Our staff is working tirelessly to support our vulnerable youth population who are disproportionately impacted by the ripple...

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