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: 10/11/18):

Alumni Survey 

All alumni should have received an email asking you to fill out our 2018 alumni survey. You can find the survey here. It should take 5-10 minutes to fill out. Thank you in advance for your time and feedback!

Upcoming Events
  • Wednesday, November 14 @ 6:30pm - Amate Thanksgiving Dinner @ the McKinley Park House. All alumni are invited. Please bring a dessert or side to share. Please RSVP here by November 5th.
  • Saturday, November 17 @ 2pm - Amate House Turkey Bowl - Alumni vs. Fellows @ McKinley Park. Social gathering at a local establishment to follow!
  • Saturday, February 9 - Alumni Retreat at Kibbitznest in Lincoln Park from 9:30am-2:00pm
  • Saturday, May 4, 2019 - Amate Magic, Navy Pier, 6-11:30pm
Facebook Alumni Page

Are you following the Alumni Facebook page? Make sure you are so you can keep up with information posted there!

Job Opportunities: last updated 10/9/18

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."