Breaking Ground Inc

Rating: 4.83 stars   18 reviews

Issues: Education, Job Training, Homeless & Housing, Human Services

Location: 3501 W Fillmore St Chicago IL 60624 USA

Mission: 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.
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.
2009 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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To Whom It May Concern: My experience at Breaking Ground has been a positive undertaking since I first came here in October. I have learned many things about myself and others. I’ve learned how to listen and respect other’s opinion even when I don’t agree with their perspective. For example, I’m one of those guys who think he knows it all; this organization is a big plus for me. It has also taught me diligence and effective planning which lead to my improvement in my life. I have met some excellent people here. This is one of the reasons why I’ve made it this far: the staff has a lot of patience and understanding. I’m blessed to have the opportunity to meet a staff with such a positive attitude and love for the human race. They set a family type of environment that extends to us students here A.P.L We also have devotional meetings. In the meetings, not only do we read God’s word, but we discuss it until we understand His word; allowing us to find inspiration in each other. I’ll end by saying thank you, and GOD bless Breaking ground. Sincerely, Otis Hicks To Whom It May Concern: My experience at Breaking Ground has been a positive undertaking since I first came here in October. I have learned many things about myself and others. I’ve learned how to listen and respect other’s opinion even when I don’t agree with their perspective. For example, I’m one of those guys who think he knows it all; this organization is a big plus for me. It has also taught me diligence and effective planning which lead to my improvement in my life. I have met some excellent people here. This is one of the reasons why I’ve made it this far: the staff has a lot of patience and understanding. I’m blessed to have the opportunity to meet a staff with such a positive attitude and love for the human race. They set a family type of environment that extends to us students here A.P.L We also have devotional meetings. In the meetings, not only do we read God’s word, but we discuss it until we understand His word; allowing us to find inspiration in each other. I’ll end by saying thank you, and GOD bless Breaking ground. Sincerely, Otis Hicks To Whom It May Concern: My experience at Breaking Ground has been a positive undertaking since I first came here in October. I have learned many things about myself and others. I’ve learned how to listen and respect other’s opinion even when I don’t agree with their perspective. For example, I’m one of those guys who think he knows it all; this organization is a big plus for me. It has also taught me diligence and effective planning which lead to my improvement in my life. I have met some excellent people here. This is one of the reasons why I’ve made it this far: the staff has a lot of patience and understanding. I’m blessed to have the opportunity to meet a staff with such a positive attitude and love for the human race. They set a family type of environment that extends to us students here A.P.L We also have devotional meetings. In the meetings, not only do we read God’s word, but we discuss it until we understand His word; allowing us to find inspiration in each other. I’ll end by saying thank you, and GOD bless Breaking ground. Sincerely, Otis Hicks To Whom It May Concern: My experience at Breaking Ground has been a positive undertaking since I first came here in October. I have learned many things about myself and others. I’ve learned how to listen and respect other’s opinion even when I don’t agree with their perspective. For example, I’m one of those guys who think he knows it all; this organization is a big plus for me. It has also taught me diligence and effective planning which lead to my improvement in my life. I have met some excellent people here. This is one of the reasons why I’ve made it this far: the staff has a lot of patience and understanding. I’m blessed to have the opportunity to meet a staff with such a positive attitude and love for the human race. They set a family type of environment that extends to us students here A.P.L We also have devotional meetings. In the meetings, not only do we read God’s word, but we discuss it until we understand His word; allowing us to find inspiration in each other. I’ll end by saying thank you, and GOD bless Breaking ground. Sincerely, Otis Hicks To Whom It May Concern: My experience at Breaking Ground has been a positive undertaking since I first came here in October. I have learned many things about myself and others. I’ve learned how to listen and respect other’s opinion even when I don’t agree with their perspective. For example, I’m one of those guys who think he knows it all; this organization is a big plus for me. It has also taught me diligence and effective planning which lead to my improvement in my life. I have met some excellent people here. This is one of the reasons why I’ve made it this far: the staff has a lot of patience and understanding. I’m blessed to have the opportunity to meet a staff with such a positive attitude and love for the human race. They set a family type of environment that extends to us students here A.P.L We also have devotional meetings. In the meetings, not only do we read God’s word, but we discuss it until we understand His word; allowing us to find inspiration in each other. I’ll end by saying thank you, and GOD bless Breaking ground. Sincerely, Otis Hicks To Whom It May Concern: My experience at Breaking Ground has been a positive undertaking since I first came here in October. I have learned many things about myself and others. I’ve learned how to listen and respect other’s opinion even when I don’t agree with their perspective. For example, I’m one of those guys who think he knows it all; this organization is a big plus for me. It has also taught me diligence and effective planning which lead to my improvement in my life. I have met some excellent people here. This is one of the reasons why I’ve made it this far: the staff has a lot of patience and understanding. I’m blessed to have the opportunity to meet a staff with such a positive attitude and love for the human race. They set a family type of environment that extends to us students here A.P.L We also have devotional meetings. In the meetings, not only do we read God’s word, but we discuss it until we understand His word; allowing us to find inspiration in each other. I’ll end by saying thank you, and GOD bless Breaking ground. Sincerely, Otis Hicks To Whom It May Concern: My experience at Breaking Ground has been a positive undertaking since I first came here in October. I have learned many things about myself and others. I’ve learned how to listen and respect other’s opinion even when I don’t agree with their perspective. For example, I’m one of those guys who think he knows it all; this organization is a big plus for me. It has also taught me diligence and effective planning which lead to my improvement in my life. I have met some excellent people here. This is one of the reasons why I’ve made it this far: the staff has a lot of patience and understanding. I’m blessed to have the opportunity to meet a staff with such a positive attitude and love for the human race. They set a family type of environment that extends to us students here A.P.L We also have devotional meetings. In the meetings, not only do we read God’s word, but we discuss it until we understand His word; allowing us to find inspiration in each other. I’ll end by saying thank you, and GOD bless Breaking ground. Sincerely, Otis Hicks To Whom It May Concern: My experience at Breaking Ground has been a positive undertaking since I first came here in October. I have learned many things about myself and others. I’ve learned how to listen and respect other’s opinion even when I don’t agree with their perspective. For example, I’m one of those guys who think he knows it all; this organization is a big plus for me. It has also taught me diligence and effective planning which lead to my improvement in my life. I have met some excellent people here. This is one of the reasons why I’ve made it this far: the staff has a lot of patience and understanding. I’m blessed to have the opportunity to meet a staff with such a positive attitude and love for the human race. They set a family type of environment that extends to us students here A.P.L We also have devotional meetings. In the meetings, not only do we read God’s word, but we discuss it until we understand His word; allowing us to find inspiration in each other. I’ll end by saying thank you, and GOD bless Breaking ground. Sincerely, Otis Hicks To Whom It May Concern: My experience at Breaking Ground has been a positive undertaking since I first came here in October. I have learned many things about myself and others. I’ve learned how to listen and respect other’s opinion even when I don’t agree with their perspective. For example, I’m one of those guys who think he knows it all; this organization is a big plus for me. It has also taught me diligence and effective planning which lead to my improvement in my life. I have met some excellent people here. This is one of the reasons why I’ve made it this far: the staff has a lot of patience and understanding. I’m blessed to have the opportunity to meet a staff with such a positive attitude and love for the human race. They set a family type of environment that extends to us students here A.P.L We also have devotional meetings. In the meetings, not only do we read God’s word, but we discuss it until we understand His word; allowing us to find inspiration in each other. I’ll end by saying thank you, and GOD bless Breaking ground. Sincerely, Otis Hicks To Whom It May Concern: My experience at Breaking Ground has been a positive undertaking since I first came here in October. I have learned many things about myself and others. I’ve learned how to listen and respect other’s opinion even when I don’t agree with their perspective. For example, I’m one of those guys who think he knows it all; this organization is a big plus for me. It has also taught me diligence and effective planning which lead to my improvement in my life. I have met some excellent people here. This is one of the reasons why I’ve made it this far: the staff has a lot of patience and understanding. I’m blessed to have the opportunity to meet a staff with such a positive attitude and love for the human race. They set a family type of environment that extends to us students here A.P.L We also have devotional meetings. In the meetings, not only do we read God’s word, but we discuss it until we understand His word; allowing us to find inspiration in each other. I’ll end by saying thank you, and GOD bless Breaking ground. Sincerely, Otis Hicks To Whom It May Concern: My experience at Breaking Ground has been a positive undertaking since I first came here in October. I have learned many things about myself and others. I’ve learned how to listen and respect other’s opinion even when I don’t agree with their perspective. For example, I’m one of those guys who think he knows it all; this organization is a big plus for me. It has also taught me diligence and effective planning which lead to my improvement in my life. I have met some excellent people here. This is one of the reasons why I’ve made it this far: the staff has a lot of patience and understanding. I’m blessed to have the opportunity to meet a staff with such a positive attitude and love for the human race. They set a family type of environment that extends to us students here A.P.L We also have devotional meetings. In the meetings, not only do we read God’s word, but we discuss it until we understand His word; allowing us to find inspiration in each other. I’ll end by saying thank you, and GOD bless Breaking ground. Sincerely, Otis Hicks To Whom It May Concern: My experience at Breaking Ground has been a positive undertaking since I first came here in October. I have learned many things about myself and others. I’ve learned how to listen and respect other’s opinion even when I don’t agree with their perspective. For example, I’m one of those guys who think he knows it all; this organization is a big plus for me. It has also taught me diligence and effective planning which lead to my improvement in my life. I have met some excellent people here. This is one of the reasons why I’ve made it this far: the staff has a lot of patience and understanding. I’m blessed to have the opportunity to meet a staff with such a positive attitude and love for the human race. They set a family type of environment that extends to us students here A.P.L We also have devotional meetings. In the meetings, not only do we read God’s word, but we discuss it until we understand His word; allowing us to find inspiration in each other. I’ll end by saying thank you, and GOD bless Breaking ground. Sincerely, Otis Hicks To Whom It May Concern: My experience at Breaking Ground has been a positive undertaking since I first came here in October. I have learned many things about myself and others. I’ve learned how to listen and respect other’s opinion even when I don’t agree with their perspective. For example, I’m one of those guys who think he knows it all; this organization is a big plus for me. It has also taught me diligence and effective planning which lead to my improvement in my life. I have met some excellent people here. This is one of the reasons why I’ve made it this far: the staff has a lot of patience and understanding. I’m blessed to have the opportunity to meet a staff with such a positive attitude and love for the human race. They set a family type of environment that extends to us students here A.P.L We also have devotional meetings. In the meetings, not only do we read God’s word, but we discuss it until we understand His word; allowing us to find inspiration in each other. I’ll end by saying thank you, and GOD bless Breaking ground. Sincerely, Otis Hicks

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

positive

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the staff

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

good people

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

IT WOULD HELP A LOT OF PEOPLE GET JOB. And

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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