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3501 W Fillmore St
Chicago
Illinois 60624
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Programs: Affordable Housing program: We build affordable, single-family homes for low-income North Lawndale families. Our homes are considered to be the most affordable in Chicago, as well as the best product for the price, according to Chicago's 24th Ward Alderman, Michael Chandler.Our APL Teaching Factory provides an intensive, six-week course that equips participants with the basic skills needed for entry-level employment, industry trade programs, and GED programs. We also provide ongoing placement services, as well as family, spiritual, and career development counseling. Additionally, we will soon open our Manufacturing Credentialing Center, which will provide participants nationally-recognized manufacturing credentials. APL Teaching Factory is particularly successful with our large number of ex-offender participants, who face extreme barriers to re-entering the workforce.Beneficiaries: Steans Family Foundation, Chicago Community Trust, LISC, JPMorgan Chase Bank, Wells Fargo Housing Foundation, Lloyd A. Fry Foundation, Khesed Foundation, First American Homeownership Foundation.

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We strive to reach out to an inner-city neighborhood, North Lawndale, which is struggling with the traumatic consequences of urban poverty: poor schools, low levels of education, drug addiction, unstable housing, crime, high rates of incarceration, and homelessness. Our mission is to establish, educate, and empower North Lawndale families to gain the economic and spiritual tools that lead to hope and self-sufficiency.
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12/17/09
To Whom it may concern: I like coming to the Apl Teaching Factory because I like the computer skills. I especially spend a lot of time working on a math website. It helps me with my math skills. I have learned how to send e-mails(I have a gmail account now !). It is fun. Devotion, which is led by ... more »
12/17/09
To Whom It May Concern: In May of 2009 a friend had told me of Breaking Ground. As I walked into this building I did not know what to expect out of it. But as time went by I was surprised to learn all that A.P.L has to offer for learning the computer and brushing up on more other skills. I look ... more »
12/17/09
To whom it may concern: I like BreakingGround very much because they can help you get a job. The people that run the organization are good Christian folks. The C.E.O seem to take a special interest in my making the classes. When I first came, I wasn’t enthusiastic and sorta just sat in the... more »
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