Posts in 'Education'

It was author Malorie Blackman who said, “Reading is an exercise in empathy; an exercise in walking in someone else’s shoes for a while.” Our staff at Habitat Chicago is doing just that. We hope this diverse list of summer must-reads will encourage you, too, to put yourself in someone else’s shoes...
Last month, Habitat Chicago staff honored MLK Day by volunteering on our construction site in West Pullman. Habitat staff used this day as an opportunity not only to serve, but also to learn about Martin Luther King Jr.’s efforts to end housing discrimination in Chicago, efforts that grabbed...
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...
School’s back in session and we’re feeling inspired to dawn our academic caps once again. We did our homework and here’s our summary of a critical topic for the vitality of our city: living in a decent, stable, affordable home in a healthy neighborhood matters when it comes to academic achievement...
On the hunt for your next summer read? Interested in gathering a deeper understanding of housing, poverty, and race in America, as mirrored in Chicago? Well then, this list of book recommendations from the Habitat Chicago staff has your name written all over it.