Spotlight Series

The Northwest Side Housing Center’s (NWSHC) Spotlight Series highlights all of the great work done at our organization and in the community. Our work ranges far and wide, helping people of all ages in areas of housing, education, and safety. Learn about the people whose lives have been changed by our work, the events we have held, and the programs available to residents in the community.

Celebrate Home 2016


For 13 years, Northwest Side Housing Center has been Engaging, Educating, and Empowering the community. At this year’s Celebrate Home, our annual fundraiser, we celebrated Coming Together for a Stronger Community. This video highlights our work- The work of the community.

The praise for our work could not be contained within one video alone! Check out this video full of praise for Northwest Side Housing Center from this year’s Celebrate Home

Women Forward Chicago Graduation 2016



Women Forward Chicago is an intensive, woman-centered financial education program designed to create a safe space to set goals and build financial confidence. Through community style workshops, with free daycare, nutritious meals and access to community resources, the program helps mothers become financial leaders in their households.

In January, our first cohort of Women Forward Chicago completed their program with an empowering graduation ceremony, held at Wilbur Wright College.

2015 Youth Financial Education Internship Program



Northwest Side Housing Center, in partnership with Carl Schurz High School, Steinmetz College Prep, and Build On, provide a Youth Financial Education Internship to students in Belmont Cragin. Through this internship, Northwest Side Housing Center provides financial education and leadership development to youth, covering topics from budgeting, credit, college preparedness, and beyond.

This video highlights two major events of this year’s program: Our Mentor Day and the Financial Education Presentation to younger students in Belmont Cragin