Mayor to Receive Community Innovator Award from Erie Neighborhood House


February 2, 2015 | Chicago, IL

Erie Neighborhood HouseMayor Rahm Emanuel will honor Mayor Rahm Emanuel with the social service agency’s Community Innovator Award at its annual awards dinner on Thursday, March 5.

“Mayor Emanuel has served as an ally on many issues that are critically important to the families we serve,” said Erie Neighborhood House executive director Celena Roldán-Moreno, “and we look forward to honoring him as we celebrate Erie House’s 145th year of service to the community this spring.”

WHAT: “Future of Promise ~ Futuro de Promesa” — the annual awards dinner for Erie Neighborhood House, a historic settlement house organization serving a predominately Latino population

WHEN: Thursday, March 5th, 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E Wacker Dr, Chicago IL 60601

Roldán-Moreno cited the mayor’s efforts to ensure high-quality childcare for families in Chicago, his partnership with grassroots organizations to provide assistance to unaccompanied minors fleeing violence and instability in Central America and the city’s Office of New Americans citizenship initiative among the contributing factors for selecting the mayor as recipient for the honor.

Emanuel joins Achievement Asset Management CIO Joseph Scoby, PNC Illinois president Scott Swanson and City Treasurer Kurt Summers as award recipients at the event, which serves as a significant fundraiser for the nonprofit organization that operates in the city’s West Town, Humboldt Park and Little Village neighborhoods.

“We are regularly overwhelmed by the generosity shown by corporate foundations and private donors at our annual awards dinner,” Roldán-Moreno said. “It renews our hope for a more just, inclusive society when community partners affirm the work we are doing to empower families with the education, resources and opportunities they need in order to thrive, and, in turn, invest in the wellbeing of their neighborhoods.”

The awards dinner will also highlight the agency’s childcare program, which serves roughly 200 working families in the Latino community. Sarah Rios, a single working mother whose three children are enrolled in Erie House programs and who has been an outspoken voice in advocacy efforts led by the organization, will serve as keynote speaker for the event.

For more information on attending the dinner or supporting the mission of Erie Neighborhood House, please visit or call (312) 563-5800.

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Erie Neighborhood House (ENH) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that reaches 18,000 people annually, empowering them to build better lives while strengthening their communities. ENH offers Chicago’s Latinx and diverse low-income residents a range of community-based education programs. With forward-thinking leadership, ENH is committed to continuing its legacy of cost effective, award-winning programming. For more information, please visit

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