1400 W. Augusta Blvd Chicago, IL 60642

Our Program


Getting things done since 1997

AmeriCorps has been a part of the Settlement since 1997. The first AmeriCorps program sponsored by the Settlement was Integrating Arts, Intergrading Education, which placed AmeriCorps members in area schools to help teachers develop meaningful arts curriculum in their classrooms. Integrating Arts, Intergrading Education ran from 1997 – 1999. 

Project YES! focuses on three program components:

Getting Things Done
Community Strengthening
Member Developement

Each of these program goals has specific objectives for each program year, including the following:

    • Collaborating in partnerships with classroom teachers to enhance core curriculum.
    • Strengthening existing, and develop new before- and after-school programming.
    • Developing special projects to provide volunteering opportunities for West Town families, community members, and other interested volunteers. (250 adult volunteers & 35 volunteer projects)
    • Creating an increased ethic of service in members who complete the program.
  • Preparing members to be more effective citizens in their life after AmeriCorps.

A few things we’re great at

Our program is funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service and Serve Illinois.