NLEN Expansion and Renovation Update

Dear program participants and friends,

We are on the move! We are excited to announce that in October, the North Lawndale Employment Network will be expanding to a second location to increase our capacity to serve more people and do more for our community.

Our Resource Room is currently closed until further notice. Please excuse the interruption in services while we beautify our facility. To access computer, fax machines, or internet during this time, please visit one of the following locations:

  • Legler Library – 116 South Pulaski Road
  • Daley Libery – 733 North Kedzie Ave
  • Douglass Library – 3353 West 13th St

We are in the process of renovating our current location at 3726 W. Flournoy St., which will continue to be home to all of our workforce training and certification programs and has been our steadfast base of operations for the past ten years. Our Flournoy location will house our flagship and nationally recognized U-Turn Permitted job readiness program; Moving Forward, our diesel mechanic customized skills training program; one-on-one job coaching; and our award-winning social enterprise, Sweet Beginnings, LLC., which will have greater production space for our raw beelove ™ honey and skin care products.

The Nichols Tower, located at 906 S. Homan, will be home to our Financial Opportunity Center (formerly known as the Center for Working Families), where we offer financial coaching, credit building, budget planning, access to banking products, computer classes designed for beginners and for those with more advanced skills, and LIHEAP and other income supports.  Our executive and administrative offices will also be relocating to the Nichols Tower.

Thank you for your patience with us during this exciting transitional period over the next 30 days. We promise that once the dust settles, you will be pleased with our new and upgraded locations and our improved services. During this transition, it will be best to reach us by email, but you are welcome to leave a message at (773)-638-1825. We will be picking up messages every day!

Staff and Board of Directors

North Lawndale Employment Network