Completed a nine-month Executive Skills Implementation Case Study in partnership with Global Learning Partners and The Annie E. Casey Foundation. The case study and supplemental practitioner toolkit and video describe New Moms’ successful Executive Skills Approach and its expansion within and beyond our Job Training program.
Selected as one of 12 ventures to participate in the early childhood accelerator Promise Venture Studio’s inaugural Promising Ventures Fellowship in partnership with the Harvard Center on the Developing Child. The 12-week fellowship advanced New Moms’ technology initiative to support coaching and goal tracking practices with young families.
Opened New Moms’ Oak Park building and Clare Place! Clare Place includes 18 apartments of permanent supportive housing for young families. On the other side of the building are offices, program meeting space, community education and event space, a playground, and a childcare facility.
Developed a Spiritual Formation Fellowship designed to deepen and expand access to spiritual resources for families experiencing poverty and homelessness. We hired our first fellow to assist with Spiritual Formation programming across our three locations: Austin, Oak Park, and Garfield Park.
Received a 2019 Renewal Award from The Atlantic and Allstate which is awarded to organizations finding creative solutions to the US’s most pressing problems.
In our 35th year, we broke ground on a new building in Oak Park.
Selected to participate in the Harvard Center on the Developing Child Frontiers Innovation Model Workshop in Eugene, OR, in partnership with The Annie E. Casey Foundation.
Acquired Oak Park agency Parenthesis Family Center. Parenthesis supported families in Oak Park, Forest Park, and River Forest for 37 years.
Invited by The Annie E. Casey Foundation to pilot Executive Skills-based services in our Job Training program. Read about the success of our Executive Skills pilot in this White Paper by MDRC.
Awarded a 5-year Social Innovation Fund contract through the social enterprise venture philanthropy, REDF, to join their nationwide portfolio of 22 high-performing employment social enterprises.
Added doula services to our programming, supporting pregnant youth.
Awarded a contract through the Chicago-Cook Workforce Partnership, to increase our Workforce Development program service capacity and access the acclaimed Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) support and training network.