Putting Love Into Action

Amate House is a young-adult service and leadership development program grounded in social justice, faith, and community.


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Amate House

Serving Chicago since 1984.


Build a Better You and a Brighter Tomorrow

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.

“Amate House respects and upholds the dignity of all persons regardless of the identities they hold. We believe that creating a just and diverse environment is more than an ideal, but rather at the core of who we are as an organization. We welcome people of every race, religion, culture, gender identity, sexual orientation, economic status, and family composition. We celebrate all persons regardless of where they may be on their spiritual journey. We value persons of all faith traditions, those with no faith tradition, as well as those who are questioning and exploring. We work to be a community that follows Catholic Social Teaching, which upholds the life, dignity, and equality of all human beings.”

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