We Stand in Solidarity


November 9, 2016 | Chicago, IL

We awoke this morning on the other side of the most contentious presidential election in recent history. Regardless of your personal politics, this past year has demonstrated that our country is deeply divided.

As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Erie Neighborhood House is legally prohibited from discussing political candidates. However, we are permitted to discuss policy and advocate. And that's exactly what Erie House has done for 146 years.

I know this entire election has caused a great deal of anxiety. And from what we have seen and heard in today’s aftermath, the election’s results have only deepened those feelings of angst.

But, today is a new day. We must stand in solidarity with all who are marginalized and reaffirm our commitment to working tirelessly for a just and inclusive society. Erie House will continue to persevere in pursuit of our mission—to educate and empower low-income, primarily Latino families—and do all that is within our power to ensure that the voice of our community is heard.

I believe in our strength as an organization to fight and preserve for the betterment of our participants and community. I'm proud to stand alongside each of you as we do the work to start to heal our country.

Kirstin Chernawsky
Executive Director

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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