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Amate House Chicago-based service and leadership program grounded in social justice, faith, and community.

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Ales for Amate was a huge success! Thank you to all who made this night so wonderful! Together we raised over $9K for Am...
10/03/2022

Ales for Amate was a huge success! Thank you to all who made this night so wonderful! Together we raised over $9K for Amate House! 🍻🌮

We'd especially like to thank our IPA Sponsors The Durkin Family, Dan & Jennifer Schultz, The Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and Robert Devin, as well as our Stout Sponsors, the Hamilton-Cotter Family, the Dempsey Family, and Alison Stoute.

We'd also like to thank our amazing event host and fantastic caterer for their support of our 9th annual Ales!

See you tomorrow at our 9th Annual Ales for Amate! We're excited to celebrate together at . Come and meet our fellows, e...
09/28/2022

See you tomorrow at our 9th Annual Ales for Amate! We're excited to celebrate together at . Come and meet our fellows, enjoy some good brew, win prizes, and catch up with pals.
🚪Doors open at 6pm.
🌮Tacos will start being served at 7pm.
🎫Raffles and dive dashes will take place at 8:30pm.

That recruiter life…hey   and  Swing by the Harper Center for the Fall Liberal Arts, Science, & Business Career Fair hap...
09/27/2022

That recruiter life…hey and Swing by the Harper Center for the Fall Liberal Arts, Science, & Business Career Fair happening from 11:30-4pm. Come chat me up and see if Amate House is a good fit for you.

Wohoo! Ales for Amate is this week at ! 🍻🕊🌮There's still time to get your tickets at www.amatehouse.org/ales.
09/26/2022

Wohoo! Ales for Amate is this week at ! 🍻🕊🌮

There's still time to get your tickets at www.amatehouse.org/ales.

We're offering a 10% promo code on Amate House apparel to celebrate the new program year. Use Promo Code FALLNL22 at che...
09/23/2022

We're offering a 10% promo code on Amate House apparel to celebrate the new program year. Use Promo Code FALLNL22 at checkout to start repping Amate House wherever you are! *Offer ends Oct. 31st. https://www.bonfire.com/store/amate-house-apparel/

🕊7 days till Ales for Amate! Beer, tacos, and Dove Dashes are right around the corner!🍻 Get your tickets today at www.am...
09/22/2022

🕊7 days till Ales for Amate! Beer, tacos, and Dove Dashes are right around the corner!

🍻 Get your tickets today at www.amatehouse.org/ales.

Hey   come on through to the career fair hosted by  at the Alumni Memorial Union 3rd floor and find out if  is for you! ...
09/21/2022

Hey come on through to the career fair hosted by at the Alumni Memorial Union 3rd floor and find out if is for you!

Want to become part of or 40th (40!!!) fellow cohort? Apply TODAY! Application for 2023-2024 fellow cohort now open! App...
09/16/2022

Want to become part of or 40th (40!!!) fellow cohort? Apply TODAY! Application for 2023-2024 fellow cohort now open! Apply here: https://amatehouse.org/apply/
Live and Serve Chicago!

Hey Badgers, come on through to the  fair in Gordon Events & Dinning building…2nd floor. Come by and see if Amate is for...
09/15/2022

Hey Badgers, come on through to the fair in Gordon Events & Dinning building…2nd floor. Come by and see if Amate is for you.

📅14 days tiill Ales for Amate! Beer, tacos, and raffles galore are coming soon!🍻 Get your tickets today at www.amatehous...
09/15/2022

📅14 days tiill Ales for Amate! Beer, tacos, and raffles galore are coming soon!

🍻 Get your tickets today at www.amatehouse.org/ales.

Hey  students swing by the all colleges career fair in  and visit  to see if it’s a good fit for you!!
09/14/2022

Hey students swing by the all colleges career fair in and visit to see if it’s a good fit for you!!

09/02/2022
Dove Dashes are Back!

No matter where you are, partake in any of our “Dove Dashes,” our virtual races for some exciting prizes! We’ll be streaming the races on our social media and playing it live for folks in attendance. Check out the video above and get your dove in the race! 🕊🕊🕊🏁

We are so grateful to Dr. Terry Nelson Johnson from  for coming and challenging  to truly live into purposeful  through ...
08/29/2022

We are so grateful to Dr. Terry Nelson Johnson from for coming and challenging to truly live into purposeful through practicing and (into me you see).

We're very excited to partner again with , who will bring their taco cart to Ales! Every ticket comes with two tacos! 🌮🌮...
08/19/2022

We're very excited to partner again with , who will bring their taco cart to Ales! Every ticket comes with two tacos! 🌮🌮

Early bird ticket sales end Friday, Sept 26th. www.amatehouse.org/ales

Introducing the alumni who make up our 2022-2023 Associate Board! They're excited to kick off the year with Ales for Ama...
08/17/2022

Introducing the alumni who make up our 2022-2023 Associate Board! They're excited to kick off the year with Ales for Amate on September 29th! Get your tickets at www.amatehouse.org/ales.

📣We're hiring! Amate House is seeking a Development Associate.This is a part-time entry-level fundraising position avera...
08/12/2022

📣We're hiring! Amate House is seeking a Development Associate.

This is a part-time entry-level fundraising position averaging about 15 hours per week. The Development Associate position is an excellent opportunity for a student pursuing graduate study or someone wanting to acquire development experience. The development associate will work directly with the executive director. The schedule is flexible with periodic evening and weekend hours. This is a hybrid role requiring some work at our McKinley Park office. Candidates of color and those of all religious and other backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Salary is commensurate with experience and is available upon request.

💻Please contact Jeannie for more information at [email protected]. The job description can be viewed in the comment section below.

Just like that…it’s a wrap on  What an epic two weeks it has been. Fellows start at their service sites on Monday. Pray ...
08/11/2022

Just like that…it’s a wrap on What an epic two weeks it has been. Fellows start at their service sites on Monday. Pray for them to rest and prep for service.

2022-2023 Amate House fellows showing the LOVE! We are coming to the end of orientation and they all start service on Mo...
08/10/2022

2022-2023 Amate House fellows showing the LOVE! We are coming to the end of orientation and they all start service on Monday.

These shirts that designed SLAP!!

Thank you to the St. Francis Catholic Worker house for hosting our fellows today & allowing us to use your lovely backya...
08/09/2022

Thank you to the St. Francis Catholic Worker house for hosting our fellows today & allowing us to use your lovely backyard. Today we are focusing on what it means to live out . #2022-2023fellows

Fellows and program staff had the wonderful opportunity to serve together at Breakthough’s ( )  this past Saturday. It w...
08/08/2022

Fellows and program staff had the wonderful opportunity to serve together at Breakthough’s ( ) this past Saturday. It was a great opportunity over to partner with a organization and meet new people.

New  cohort getting a tour of  &  with  tours. Jeffrey Taylor is just the best tour guide!
08/02/2022

New cohort getting a tour of & with tours. Jeffrey Taylor is just the best tour guide!

Ales for Amate is entering its 9th year! 🙌🍻The Associate Board is proud to partner with Spiteful Brewing to host this ye...
08/02/2022

Ales for Amate is entering its 9th year! 🙌🍻

The Associate Board is proud to partner with Spiteful Brewing to host this year’s friend-raiser on Thursday, Sept. 29th, from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Join us for a fun-filled night of community, good brews, and exciting raffles!

🎫Early bird tickets are on sale now at www.amatehouse.org/ales (link in bio).

Orientation week 1 is under way!! Fellows are spending day  reflecting on transition & expectations. It’s a beautiful da...
08/01/2022

Orientation week 1 is under way!! Fellows are spending day reflecting on transition & expectations. It’s a beautiful day to be outside and spend time with each other.

Meet the newest members of the Amate House team, Carrie & Yoli!Carrie (she/her) graduated from Marquette University in 2...
07/29/2022

Meet the newest members of the Amate House team, Carrie & Yoli!

Carrie (she/her) graduated from Marquette University in 2019 with a bachelor's in finance and played on the soccer team. She then went on to play professionally in Spain for a year after graduation. Carrie is currently in graduate school at Loyola University Chicago, earning a dual master's degree in Social Work and Social Justice.

Yoli (they/them/elle) is a graduate student at Loyola University Chicago in their third year of studying social work. After undergrad, Yoli worked as a Jesuit Volunteer for three years, one in San Jose, CA, and two in Managua, Nicaragua. Yoli is also living in community this year at the St. Francis Catholic Worker House in Uptown.

Carrie and Yoli are serving as Program Associates and will oversee the day-to-day of our formation programming with our 2022-23 fellow cohort!

ITS HAPPENING…t-minus 2 days till our new cohort arrives for their year of service!!!! We are pretty pumped about it. Ou...
07/27/2022

ITS HAPPENING…t-minus 2 days till our new cohort arrives for their year of service!!!! We are pretty pumped about it.
Our incoming fellows are set for food for week 1…3 carts full of groceries & some household items. Aldi was not prepared for the damage we did…yay for program staff…hustling to get things ready.

Program staff getting Amate vehicles ready for our fellows…oil changes & battery replacements a go-go! Our fellows arriv...
07/20/2022

Program staff getting Amate vehicles ready for our fellows…oil changes & battery replacements a go-go! Our fellows arrive next week…EXCITING!!

At the close of the service year, we bid a very fond farewell to our amazing Program Formation Coordinator, Katie!Katie ...
07/15/2022

At the close of the service year, we bid a very fond farewell to our amazing Program Formation Coordinator, Katie!

Katie accompanied three different communities of fellows over the past few years, developed and grew stronger relationships with numerous site partner organizations, and improved vital elements of Amate House’s social justice and leadership programming. We are beyond grateful for her leadership and mentorship of our fellows, along with the countless ways she actively lives out the tenets of Amate House. Join us in celebrating her and wishing her well on her next chapter!

We'd like to take a moment to congratulate our newly minted 2021-2022 fellow alumni who are continuing their education a...
07/08/2022

We'd like to take a moment to congratulate our newly minted 2021-2022 fellow alumni who are continuing their education after their year of service!! 🎉📚

And just like that…after a stint of extended housing, the last of our 2021-2022 fellow cohort leaves for their next adve...
06/26/2022

And just like that…after a stint of extended housing, the last of our 2021-2022 fellow cohort leaves for their next adventure. We love our fellows…join us in praying for them as they move on to new things.

Congrats to our fantastic colleague  on his recent marriage to the lovely ! Celebration breakfast at  with rest of staff...
06/15/2022

Congrats to our fantastic colleague on his recent marriage to the lovely ! Celebration breakfast at with rest of staff!!!

New Blog Post! During the Amate House "TEDx" style talks in May, Amate House fellow Eliza shared her story of learning t...
06/03/2022

New Blog Post! During the Amate House "TEDx" style talks in May, Amate House fellow Eliza shared her story of learning the English language with the help of Mister Rodgers while unpacking the "Freddish" language's hidden lessons around better communication with others.

You can find Eliza's story and all our blog posts on our website, www.amatehouse.org/blog (Link in bio).

Some LV fellows have been hungry to try out Kong Dog, a Korean corn dog eatery, after it went viral on TikTok. Their ver...
05/24/2022

Some LV fellows have been hungry to try out Kong Dog, a Korean corn dog eatery, after it went viral on TikTok. Their verdict? It's DOGgone good 🌭

Alumni, what were your favorite foodie finds in Chicago? 😋

Each year at Amate Magic, we honor an alum of the program who has continued to live out the mission and tenets of Amate ...
05/22/2022

Each year at Amate Magic, we honor an alum of the program who has continued to live out the mission and tenets of Amate House long after their year of service, formation, and leadership development. Candidates are nominated by their peers in the fall; however, Claire Sloss was nominated back in 2019. We were so happy to finally honor her in person during Amate Magic on April 30th.

We were pleased to present the Founders' Award to Claire Sloss who continues to put “Love in Action” every day by living the Amate House tenets of community, social justice, and service. You can read Claire's remarks at the link below:

https://amatehouse.org/claire-sloss-founders-award/?blm_aid=30011

Recent grad? In between jobs? Not sure what this Fall will bring? Consider service! Join Amate House at the Catholic Vol...
05/20/2022

Recent grad? In between jobs? Not sure what this Fall will bring? Consider service!

Join Amate House at the Catholic Volunteer Network final service fair of the Spring. Talk with faith based service programs, many who still are accepting applications for the upcoming year. There's still time to learn, grow, and serve your community!

Wednesday | June 1st | 8-10pm EST/ 7-9pm CST/ 5-7pm PST
REGISTER HERE:
https://events.catholicvolunteernetwork.org/e/service-fair/register

Amate Site Partner Spotlight featuring our friends at New Moms!"New Moms’ mission is to strengthen families by partnerin...
05/18/2022

Amate Site Partner Spotlight featuring our friends at New Moms!

"New Moms’ mission is to strengthen families by partnering with young moms as they progress toward housing stability, economic mobility, and family well-being. We envision a future where every young family thrives! Amate fellows contribute to this mission by supporting our service programs with necessary volunteer support and item donations. Fellows coordinate our volunteer program and in-kind (goods) donation efforts to make sure New Moms' participants and their coaches have the resources they need to build strong foundations for thriving futures!"

After a successful day of fellow Ted Talks reflecting on their year of service and time in community, MP fellows "celebr...
05/17/2022

After a successful day of fellow Ted Talks reflecting on their year of service and time in community, MP fellows "celebrated" Friday the 13th Freaky Friday style by dressing up as one of their housemates for the night. Which pair did it best?

There's still time to apply for our 2022-23 fellowship year with service beginning in August! Check out our website or r...
05/14/2022

There's still time to apply for our 2022-23 fellowship year with service beginning in August! Check out our website or reach out to our amazing recruiters, Unity Ostercamp and Katie Cashman! 💻📝 They will be happy to answer all your questions and help you discern your next opportunity!

www.amatehouse.org/apply 🔗Link in bio

Amate Site Partner Spotlight featuring our friends at L'Arche Chicago!"At L’Arche, our mission is to celebrate the uniqu...
05/11/2022

Amate Site Partner Spotlight featuring our friends at L'Arche Chicago!

"At L’Arche, our mission is to celebrate the unique value of each person and to create lifelong places of belonging through small, residential homes that empower our core members, adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), to share their gifts with their neighborhood, city, country, and world. Our Amate fellows help us fulfill this mission by becoming part of our intentional community and sharing in daily life with core members and assistants — eating dinner together, watching television, going to the gym, or heading up the street for a cup of coffee. Amate fellows also become skilled support professionals during their time with L'Arche, learning how to support core members' growth and independence. L’Arche strives to model a vision of humanity where people with disabilities are at the center. By answering the call to spend time with our community, Amate fellows are an integral part of bringing that vision to life."

On this beautiful spring day, with a warm breeze sweeping through the courtyard, we settled our new plaque into the grou...
05/09/2022

On this beautiful spring day, with a warm breeze sweeping through the courtyard, we settled our new plaque into the ground. This peaceful space was John Lucas' vision, designed to be a place for fellows and friends of Amate House to gather, or be alone, to celebrate, or contemplate, discern, and commune with God and one another. This space will forever be known as the Lucas Memorial Garden at the McKinley Park house.

Last week, '22 fellow Eleanor Eaton gave the honorary fellow reflection during Amate Magic. Eleanor offered a touching l...
05/06/2022

Last week, '22 fellow Eleanor Eaton gave the honorary fellow reflection during Amate Magic. Eleanor offered a touching look at her time serving with One On One-formerly Hope Works and shared how her Amate House experience has impacted her life.

"My role in my client’s job search is as much about providing support and consistency as it is finding resources and submitting applications. We all need someone in our corner, who we can call when faced with a difficult challenge or exciting news. I am continually amazed that I get to be that person for my clients, in both tough times and moments of celebration."

You can read Eleanor's full reflection on our website: www.amatehouse.org/blog

Photos from Amate House's post
05/04/2022

Photos from Amate House's post

Amate Magic was a night to remember! Thank you to the 300+ supporters who made this night so successful. Feel free to ta...
05/04/2022

Amate Magic was a night to remember! Thank you to the 300+ supporters who made this night so successful. Feel free to tag yourself and your guests in our photo album. Cheers to 38 years of service and formation!

You can still support Amate Magic and Fund-A-Fellow on our website at https://amatehouse-bloom.kindful.com/!

Photos from Amate House's post
05/04/2022

Photos from Amate House's post

Tonight... we dance! 🎭💃Thank you to our Presenting Sponsors, Radio Flyer and Wintrust, our Bronze Sponsor, Gallagher, an...
04/30/2022

Tonight... we dance! 🎭💃

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsors, Radio Flyer and Wintrust, our Bronze Sponsor, Gallagher, and our Impact Sponsors, Burke Burns & Pinelli, Ltd, T.E.A.C. Group Corporation, Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Cemeteries, Bill and Kathleen Lynch, Marian Inc., and Arch Diocese of Chicago Department of Parish Vitality & Mission.

💻🎫If you're dancing from home, you can still bid in our silent auction or purchase Cash, Prize, and Golden Tickets raffle tickets as a non-attendee anytime today at: https://secure.qgiv.com/event/magic/register/

Happy hours were had! 🍻Great seeing so many alumni out this evening! Next up, Magic! 🎭
04/30/2022

Happy hours were had! 🍻Great seeing so many alumni out this evening! Next up, Magic! 🎭

This week, you have a GOLDEN opportunity to win a week's stay at a destination of your choosing! We're giving a trip of ...
04/26/2022

This week, you have a GOLDEN opportunity to win a week's stay at a destination of your choosing! We're giving a trip of choice to the winner of our "Golden Ticket" raffle before they go to auction! 🌴✈️⛱🧳🎫

Get in on the Golden Ticket raffle today at https://secure.qgiv.com/event/magic/register/.

Attendees can purchase raffle tickets at the event or log in to our event website or "Givi" app with their ticket info. For Non-attendees, there is a "non-attendee" Golden Ticket you can purchase at the link above.

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Take a look at the experience of Amate House fellow, Linde Hoffman, and her work with Kolbe House Jail Ministry.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKka_LWwA9I
We are incredibly grateful for Amate House's continued support and dedication to the Kovler Center community! ✨ Thank you, Brooke! Thank you, Ingrid! 🌻
Putting love into action!❣️Meet Brooke and Ingrid, Amate House Fellows with HAI’s Marjorie Kovler Center in ! Amate House is a young-adult service and leadership development program grounded in social , , and . Through the program, Fellows dedicate a year of their lives to working with under-invested communities throughout .

➡️ Swipe to learn why Brooke decided to participate in a year of service and what Ingrid finds to be the most impactful part of the experience!
The red & green natural jade gemstone beads seem perfect for this St. Ann Chaplet as she is often portrayed in art wearing red & green, representing love & life. Very fitting for the "Grandmother of Jesus!"

Consisting of 3 Pater Noster beads, 15 Ave beads, a simple cut out style Miraculous medal & a medal of St. Ann, this chaplet is a favorite of Canadians, Detroit residents, grandmothers, horseback riders, housekeepers, mothers, & women in labor... all of whom claim St. Ann as their patron.

Always great to have Amate House here with us!
Thank you Amate House for this beautiful video, and Linde for sharing your gifts with us this year!
Checking in with Jamie from Amate House around how her work with the Kovler Center has shifted amidst the pandemic.

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We are so grateful for Linde, our Amate House fellow!
If you missed Tuesday's conversation about our partnership with Amate House and the Jesuit Volunteer MAGIS program at Loyola University Chicago, featuring Lauren Jhin and Katie Athis, you can watch it here: bit.ly/312Jdm6
Amate House and the Jesuit Volunteer MAGIS program at Loyola University Chicago offer young adults the opportunity to gain valuable leadership and service experience while living in Chicago. Catholic Charities is one of the not-for-profit agencies where these young adults volunteer! Tomorrow, welcomes Lauren Jhin and Katie Athis to discuss how the program has expanded their knowledge of themselves, and of the world.
Practicing gratitude is an important facet of the healing process. Our Amate House fellow holds with reverence the gratitude shared by women in our program in Cook County jail.

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Image shows a young woman smiling in front of a poster filled with written words of various sizes. The largest words, "Kids... Mother... Sobriety... Second Chance... God," show the most frequent expressions of gratitude within the group. The young woman is quoted, "I am often left reflecting on just how much I have to be grateful for and how much work there is do to to bend the arc towards justice."
It is that time of year once again when we begin to think about our New Year’s Resolutions. Resolving to pray the rosary daily would be a wonderful resolution to consider!

A good way to help keep the resolution spark alive is to have a special rosary that looks and feels great in your hand. We offer rosaries made from a number of natural materials with a variety of bead sizes and weights…. Some feel very substantial and some are very light weight. We have a rosary to suit almost everyone.

Take a look at our many offerings, and make the resolution to pray the rosary each day in 2021 and for decades to come!
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