Better Business Bureau Report for
Erie Neighborhood House

Better Business Bureau Report issued April 2014
Better Business Bureau Report expires April 2016

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Erie Neighborhood House
Address: 1701 W. Superior St.
  Chicago, IL 60622
Phone: 312-563-5800
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1915, Illinois
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Erie House's mission is to promote a just and inclusive society by strengthening low-income, primarily Latino families through skill-building, access to critical resources, advocacy, and collaborative action.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Erie Neighborhood House meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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In Chicago’s West Town, Humboldt Park, and Little Village communities, Erie House’s education programs help approximately 4,500 participants annually create better lives for themselves and their families while strengthening community action and civic engagement. Empowerment through education is at the heart of all Erie programming, which currently includes: - Early Childhood Education – providing holistic education and development programming for young children (ages 2-5) while their parents are working, attending school, or training for a new career; - After School – providing school-age children (ages 5-12) access to new technology, sports, and literacy initiatives through a choice-based curriculum that fosters independence and responsibility; - Youth Options Unlimited (YOU) – an after school program for at-risk youth ages 12-18 that improves academic and life skills, provides opportunities for peer mentoring and leadership development, and facilitates safe, recreational alternatives for teens; - Citizenship & Immigration – assisting adult immigrants on the path to becoming United States citizens; - Community Literacy & Tutoring – empowering adults though peer-based literacy and tutoring; - English as a Second Language (ESL) - helping individuals to learn English and improve their existing skills; - Technology Education - teaching adults both basic and advanced computer skills in order to improve computer literacy and job readiness; - Workforce Development - skills training for individuals interested in jobs in high-demand fields such as healthcare and manufacturing; - Buen Hogar - providing Chicago’s Latino residents with supportive services and access to affordable housing; - Health & Leadership - engaging parents and children to promote healthy living, self-esteem, wellness, and confidence in under-served communities; and - Proyecto Cuídate – as one of Illinois' Family Advocacy Centers under the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), this program promotes healthy, united families through support and education.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013, Erie Neighborhood House's program expenses were:

Child Care 3,492,884
Adult Programs 1,130,849
School Age Program 800,844
Workforce Development 784,198
Youth Program 438,649
Leadership & Advocacy 193,802
Total Program Expenses: $6,841,226
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Chief Executive : Celena Roldan-Moreno, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: John DeCarrier
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Owner, Operator Solano-DeCarrier Management

Board Size: 27

Paid Staff Size: 140

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, television, grant proposals, internet
Fund raising costs were 8% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $6,903,539, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on Erie Neighborhood House's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

Source of Funds  
Fees and grants from government al agencies 4,670,507
Contributions 1,374,062
Other income and program fees 519,237
Special events 379,895
Donated goods and services 269,075
United Way of Chicago 210,000
Realized and unrealized gains(losses) on investments 171,968
Interest and dividends 67,096
Miscellaneous income 3,741
Total Income $7,665,581


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 88%  Fund Raising: 7%  Administrative: 5% 

Total income $7,665,581
Program expenses $6,841,226
Fund raising expenses 572,538
Administrative expenses 408,616
Total expenses $7,822,380
Expenses in Excess of Income (156,799)
Beginning net assets 5,310,625
Ending net assets 5,153,826
Total liabilities 335,382
Total assets $5,489,208

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