The ARK of St. Sabina

The ARK of St. Sabina is the community center of St. Sabina Church.  The ARK offers free after school and summer camp programming year around to youth ages 6-24 in the Auburn Gresham, Englewood, and West Englewood communities.  The youth who attend the ARK are engage in academic enrichment, creative and performing arts, recreational sports, and mentoring programs.  The ARK launched the G.E.M.S. mentoring program for girls in January 2017, and is spearheading the planning for the G.E.M.S. Conference event.

St. Sabina Employment Resource Center

St. Sabina Employment Resource Center (ERC) was founded in 1998 to serve the job-seeking needs of the Auburn-Gresham and Englewood communities. In an unprecedented partnership of church, local and state government, in 1998, the Faith Community of St. Sabina opened a full-service employment center. The center provides client assessment and screening, job matching, service referral, resume preparation and job training programs to members of the Englewood, Auburn-Gresham, and other close neighborhood south side communities.

Metropolitan Family Services midwest center

Metropolitan Family Services empowers families to learn, to earn, to heal, to thrive. Part mentor, part motivator, part advocate, since 1857 Metropolitan Family Services has been the engine of change that empowers Chicago-area families to reach their greatest potential and positively impact their communities.

Purpose By Design

Purpose By Design is a non-profit enrichment program that gathers together older women for the purpose of mentoring at-risk teen girls in the community. Their mission is to plant seeds of love and guidance to help each girl grow into her created purpose. Purpose By Design facilitates workshops to foster life skills such as goal setting and financial management. For more information, contact


W.I.N.D.O.W. seeks to aid and enrich the lives of women and girls in various communities by providing information through programs, multi-media projects and collaboration with community based organizations, schools, and women of all ages in the criminal justice system. 

That special touch events

Since 1989, That Special Touch Events has been more than just an event planning company. We offer assistance with event design, planning resources, referrals of qualified special event vendors and more. We are committed to the highest level of customer service, which produces an event that is totally reflective of each client. Our experienced staff will make it easy for you to execute your ideas, as we assist you in turning them into stress-free event memories.

Girls Like Me

The mission of Girls Like Me is to liberate urban African-American girls ages 11-16 through self discovery programming which helps them overcome stigmas and negative stereotypes to become influential, independent digital-storytellers. They partner with organizations and institutions to help them better serve Black girls. Their power is in equipping girls with the tools that transform communities and foster global sisterhood.