Asian Human Services

Contact Information

4753 N. Broadway, Suite 700
Chicago, IL 60640 - 4995
(773) 564-4945
FY 2015 AmeriCorps State Commission

Executive Summary

Asian Human Services (AHS) manages a vibrant AmeriCorps program whose twelve members serve primarily as educators in the fields of health, education, and employment. Our members are integral to the work of AHS, helping hundreds of clients in five program areas become self-sufficient and successful members of the community. Members will be placed in the following programs: The LEAF Program (which provides literacy to all ages), Community Health, Employment, The Family Health Center, and Passages Charter School.

Three of the members will help supervise, as well as tutor in, the daily After School Activities (ASA) Program for elementary-aged children at Passages Charter School, while providing additional assistance in the classrooms. ASA will enroll and serve approximately 200 children in the academic year. Furthermore, 180 of the children who enroll in the program will actively participate through the end of the academic year. Three out of twelve members will teach ESL and Computer Skills classes in the LEAF Program with the intent of aiding students' transitions into employment, vocational programs, and post-secondary education, helping them successfully navigate and participate in an English-speaking community. The Adult Education program will enroll 260 unduplicated students in English as a Second Language and Computer Skills classes taught by AmeriCorps members in the program year. Also in the LEAF Program, one member will serve as a classroom assistant in the Early Childhood Education Program. This member will evaluate 36 children aged 2-5 years old enrolled in a licensed childcare center by using the Ages & Stages Questionnaire tool.

Members will also participate in health education and employment initiatives. One member will lead education sessions at the Family Health Clinic for 600 community members who participate in individual or group workshops based on Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) curriculum or other health education sessions developed by the member. Another member at the clinic will have the role of Patient Care Coordinator, and our third member at the Family Health Center will work in the IBCCP (Breast Cancer Prevention) Program. In addition, two members will serve as community outreach workers in the Community Health program. These members will test 100 individuals for HIV and provide housing resources for 20 community members. One member will oversee the WIA Youth Program in our Employment Program, which provides employment assistance, mentoring, academic tutoring and leadership opportunities for youth between the ages of 16 and 21 involved in case management services. 70 unduplicated individuals will participate in the WIA Youth Program. This program will focus on the CNCS focus areas of Economic Opportunity, Education, and Healthy Futures. The CNCS investment of $164,760 will be matched with $164,760, all of which will come from state and city funds.

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