Amate House Alumni

This page is the headquarters for alumni information. Please check back frequently to get news and updates from Amate House and information about alumni events. If you would like to update your contact information, please email

Amate House Alumni News and Updates (last updated: 4/10/18):

  • Pre-Amate Magic Happy Hour: Join the associate board at Redmond's on Friday, April 20th (the day before Amate Magic) at 7 pm for an alumni happy hour! RSVP to the Facebook Event today!!!
  • Associate Board: The Amate House Associate Board is comprised of alumni living in Chicago. Members assist in planning Amate House events as well as social outings for alumni and friends of alumni. The Associate Board is always looking for new members. If you are interested, please email
    • Upcoming events hosted by the Associate Board
      • 4/20 - Amate Magic Alumni Happy Hour - Redmond's
      • 5/20 - Service Day - more info to come
      • 6/2 - Alumni & current Volunteer softball game & BBQ @ McKinley Park
  • Facebook Alumni Page: Are you following the Alumni Facebook page? Make sure you are so you can keep up with information posted there!

Alumni Spotlight

Claire Markham is a 2007-2008 alumna from the Little Village House. During her year of service she worked at Our Lady of Tepeyac High School as its campus minister and theology teacher. She is currently the Associate Director for the Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative at the Center for American Progress in Washington, DC. 

Claire shares "I'm lucky to be able to continue living the tenets of community, faith, and social justice in my work to advance public policies that will make people's lives better, to strengthen the effectiveness of faith communities raising the moral voice in the public square, and to keep the common good at the center of our political life. On a personal level, I am very grateful for the habits of reflection and community building Amate House helped me build. And in my work, I often think about how much I learned during my service year about the structures of injustice, the way they build upon one another, and the ways in which we can begin to untangle them and make life more just for our community's most vulnerable."