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This month, a team from Chicago – including Habitat Chicago Executive Director, Jen Parks – traveled to Honduras to volunteer with Global Village . Global Village is a Habitat for Humanity service program that offers participants the opportunity to travel abroad and immerse themselves in another...
Our sixth annual Women Build has kicked off with full force. 300 women have been working hard all summer long to begin funding the home of a female Habitat Chicago homebuyer and are now gearing up to hit the build site in October to advance construction on five homes that will be women-owned. Their...
Investing in affordable, quality housing is investing in kids and their futures. Studies have shown time and time again that a safe and stable household significantly impacts school outcomes for children. However, with 10% of the Chicago population currently facing critical housing needs, families...
Summer break is usually just that- a break from studies and homework. But recently an exceptional group of students participating in Exelon’s Opt4STEM Energy Academy elected to join Habitat Chicago on our worksite for lessons on energy efficiency in home design and construction. The Opt4STEM Energy...
"Great books help you understand, and they help you feel understood." - John Green. Enjoy this summer reading list curated by Habitat Chicago staff and year-long volunteers that we hope will spark in you the same understanding they have in us. David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of...

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