Inside the Roosevelt Square Community Center
SOS Illinois is proud to share this cutting-edge facility with our community, as we seek to nurture and transform lives through this Community Center, located at 13th Street and Blue Island. The Center will be a hub of family reunification, therapeutic, academic, social, civic, enrichment, and recreational activities.
SOS Illinois is excited to celebrate the launch of the Roosevelt Square Community Center, a first-of-its-kind facility in Chicago. A virtual tour, consisting of a series of twelve videos, including footage of the building and interviews with corporate partners, donors, board members, and staff, is available now. See the tour and learn about other key features in this incredible building.
A Look Back at the Year-Long Construction Project
If you are learning about the Center now and want to revisit the construction project for the Roosevelt Square Community Center, see our blog.
Read the milestones the project reached each month during an unprecedented time in history to be constructing a building. Check out the updates. We are grateful for our partners at JGMA, as the project archetect, as well as Lendlease, as the project manager, for helping us stay on time and on budget.
About the Center
A Centerpiece Goya Learning Kitchen designed to educate the community about nutrition and culinary education including relevant job skills training will be a key component of the Center:
• 3,000-square-feet of kitchen and dining space
• Intentional design for culinary demonstrations, hands-on learning experiences, and special event entertaining space
• Stations for cooking instruction and student prep area to promote culinary and nutritional education programming including access to the community garden
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Did you Know?
SOS Children’s Villages Illinois children achieve a 100% graduation rate. Nationally, only 50% of children in foster care graduate high school.
SOS Illinois children receive comprehensive wrap-around services that address their whole self—physical, mental, and emotional.
SOS Illinois children benefit from permanency and stability. They can always “come home,” even when they are in college or have graduated.
SOS Illinois Foster Parents receive professional training and support to be effective parental figures, receive a salary and full benefits, and have access to a supportive network of other SOS Illinois Foster Parents.