In 2012 the Emmanuel House Community Development Corporation acquired its first official headquarters, and now as we roll towards the last quarter of 2013 it’s renovated enough to hold our first formal events there.
Please come to a “Visioning Evening,” either on Friday, Sept. 13th or Wednesday, Sept. 18th, and help us grow our dreams—and the dreams of generations of working class families.
♦ WHERE & HOW: The new headquarters is at 73 S. LaSalle St., Aurora, Illinois. You can also view a formal invitation here…and did I mention the free food? Please RSVP to our executive director at Hayley@emmanuelhouse.org.
Founded in 2006 by Rick and Desiree Guzman as a living memorial to the youngest member of the Guzman family, Bryan E. Guzman, the organization started as Bryan House. But as its size and mission grew the name changed to Emmanuel House—Emmanuel, “God with us,” being Bryan’s middle name. The community development corporation works with all the working poor it can reach to help break cycles of poverty through home ownership, higher education, community service, and equitable business development.
♦ MORE: Go to the Emmanuel House main page for details on the organization and to see a growing list of resources: videos, articles, websites, and a memorial booklet, and visit the organization’s website at www.emmanuelhouse.org.
Among the resource highlights on this site is an NBC news report on us, a video chronicling the recent visit of U.S. Senator Dick Durbin to one of the Emmanuel House sites, plus a growing list of articles.
Hope you’ll join us for one of these nights set aside for…vision.
Go to the Social Change main page, where you will find links for Emmanuel House and other social change initiatives.