A Higher Calling to Lead
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.
What It Means to Put Love Into Action
Amate House was established in 1984 as a leadership program for young adults by three seminarians from the Archdiocese of Chicago, along with other lay and religious men and women, with the objective of transformation through service. The founders chose the name “Amate,” the Latin imperative “to love,” because they envisioned a program in which young adult fellows would put “love into action,” and answer the call to holiness by providing support and leadership service to fulfill the needs of the city and the Archdiocese of Chicago.
In addition to a vocation of service, Amate House emphasizes the personal, professional, and spiritual development of its fellows, creating passionate leaders for our church and world through social justice leadership development.
Fellows serving with Amate House experience deep personal and professional growth through direct service roles at Chicago-area nonprofit organizations. Our fellows serve in a variety of fields, including education, health education and outreach, hunger and homelessness services, legal aid, nursing, physical therapy, and service to the elderly, youth, and immigrant populations.
Amate House is committed to engaging with and understanding social justice problems in Chicago, especially working to combat racism, educational inequality, and poverty. Fellows engage with these issues day-to-day at their service sites and learn about their historic significance at programming throughout the year.
”We serve on the margins not to make a difference, but so those on the margins make us different.Fr. Greg Boyle
Prepare to Lead at Amate House
Amate House is where community leaders and life-long advocates are developed. Take the next step in your journey for a more just and loving society by contacting us today.