• October 5, 2018

    A statement on the Jason Van Dyke trial from the
    North Lawndale Employment Network
    and Sweet Beginnings

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  • Here we grow again!

    NLEN is growing! To better fit our growing organization,
    we’ve expanded to some new offices.

    Financial Opportunity Center – 3936 W. Roosevelt Rd.
    -Mon-Thur, 8:30am-6:30pm-Fri, 8:30am-11am

    U-Turn Permitted – 906 S. Homan Ave, 8th FloorHours:
    -Mon-Thur, 8:30am-4:30pm-Fri, 8:30am-11:30am

    Sweet Beginnings, LLC – 3333 W. Harrison St.
    Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4:30pm (August 2018)
    Read More
  • READI

    Learn about the Rapid Employment and Development Initiative
    that we're working on in partnership with Heartland Alliance
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NLEN is a CEDA Partner Site

To enroll in LIHEAP energy assistance, please visit NLEN on the 8th Floor of Nichols Tower, 906 S Homan Ave, Monday – Thursday, 9 am – 5 pm or Fridays 9 am – 1 pm. Click here to review program guidelines.

September 1: Households with person age 60+ OR household with a person receiving Social Security Benefits.
October 1: Household with disconnected utilities OR household with child under age 5
November 1: All eligible households

Our MissionNLEN is a proud member of the North Lawndale Community Coordinating Council, revitalizing North Lawndale through bold, community-led initiatives.

The North Lawndale Employment Network’s mission is to improve the earnings potential of the North Lawndale community through innovative employment initiatives that lead to economic advancement and an improved quality of life for residents.

We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to work! More importantly, we also believe that our community flourishes when good jobs give residents both paychecks and self-worth.

We help unemployed and underemployed people in the North Lawndale neighborhood and beyond prepare for, find, and succeed at their jobs. Our clients are motivated, trained, equipped, and ready to work—qualities that employers value. We offer donors the chance to invest in an organization with a stellar track record of changing individual lives and improving the community’s quality of life, one person at a time, one job at a time.