Amate House fosters transformations, both for the young adult fellows and the communities in which they serve. These transformations take shape as Amate House fellows live out the tenets of Service, Community, Faith, Social Justice and Stewardship. Fellows dedicate a year of their lives to serving under-resourced, low-income communities throughout Chicago in social justice and leadership development.
Building a more just and loving society during this unprecedented time.
For 36 years, Amate House has attracted dedicated and caring young men and women who are answering the call to not just a year of service, but to the opportunity to grow and become leaders who will go on to change the world long after their year with us. Seventeen fellows have made the commitment to serve with Amate House this year, choosing to work for justice at a time when service to others is not without personal risk.
The need in Chicago has only increased since the pandemic began, and our mission to serve others is more important than ever. Unemployment has hit record highs, children’s education is in peril, and people living in at-risk communities are suffering severe outcomes brought on by COVID-19. Amate House fellows are eager to respond to these issues and be a part of finding solutions.