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A community of children, youth, and families
propelled to achieve dreams beyond the boundaries of their neighborhoods

Our Mission

We provide educational opportunities for children, youth, and families in Chicago's under-resourced neighborhoods to excel academically, grow spiritually, expand life experiences, and become exceptional leaders through a faith-based approach. 

When children are challenged to believe in themselves and develop assertive behavior early on, their future becomes limitless.  We nurture the “go-getter” spirit in youth, and that is where leadership and success take root.

At a Glance

A place where lives are changed—one child at a time

Located on the historic Homan Square campus in North Lawndale, Holy Family Ministries offers a 45,000 square foot modern building to prepare children for unlimited success.

Four programs serving Chicago’s under-resourced communities

We empower nearly 600 students across four programs combined from pre-kindergarten through 8th grade, including after-school and summer enrichment options and a teen leadership program.

A true partnership with families

A welcoming atmosphere inspires respectful communications among students, parents, teachers, counselors and staff members.

Generous tuition and fee assistance

Parents proudly pay a portion of the cost for their children to attend our programs. Caring donors make up the rest.

Our graduates are living proof of Holy Family’s success

Over the years, nearly 100% of our 8th-grade graduates were accepted into college prep private, selective enrollment, charter, magnet and suburban schools including:

Our Principles & Core Values


  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Commitment

Core Values

  • Strong Faith
  • Rigorous Education
  • Big Dreams
  • Perseverance and Grit