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Amate House

Contact Information

3600 S Seeley Ave
Chicago, IL 60609

(773) 376-2445

Focus Areas

  • Aging
  • Community & Nonprofit Development
  • Disability
  • Education & Youth
  • Health & Nutrition
  • Homelessness & Housing
  • Legal Assistance

Amate House's mission is to develop young adult leaders into life-long social justice advocates who serve their communities while deepening their faith. Amate House aspires to build a more just and loving society through leadership development for the Church and the world.

  • About Us
    Amate House is a year of intensive leadership development in Chicago. Fellows are young adults ages 21-29 who commit to living in intentional community and serving under-resourced communities in Chicago through full time community service. Fellows engage thoughtfully throughout their experience with the Amate House tenets of community, social justice, stewardship, faith, & service. With a network of over 50 Chicago area non-profits, Amate House works diligently to place fellows in entry level professional jobs geared toward their skills, interests and passions. Amate House works with each candidate to get them the best fit possible to serve, learn, and grow. We have several site partners with positions including areas like legal aid centers, low-income community health clinics, schools, parishes, and social service organizations.

    Fellow Benefits: Housing, Food, Utilities, Transportation, Monthly Stipend & Health Insurance.
  • Our Impact
    “AMATE,” is the Latin imperative “to love” and it is the calling for each Amate House fellow to put “love into action,” by answering the call to provide support, leadership, and service to the city and people of Chicago through our site partners.
    Fellows enter into relationship with people who are experiencing injustices, in any form. They bring hope, presence, and love to Chicago communities. Fellows cultivate love and justice in the world by embracing transformational Service, Social Justice, Spiritual Formation (faith of any kind), and Stewardship by embracing a simple lifestyle while living in Intentional Community.
    It is a year of listening to, learning from, being with/for, and advocating for individuals experiencing hardships, structural oppression, and neglect. It is a year of cultivating compassion that changes the world.
    Leadership development for all fellows to see the world through a social justice lens through weekly community nights includes anti-racism training through workshops with CROAR https://crossroadsantiracism.org/chicago/. Professional development through our site partners, networking, and Spiritual mentorship (if wanted).