PRESIDENT & CEO Today, SGA’s services are more relevant than ever before. Chicago stands at a crossroads. In 2016, we saw a surge in gun violence: 4,331 shooting victims and 764 murders, the highest level since 1997 and a 58% jump from 2015. These shocking statistics should be seen as a cry for help—and SGA and its network of supporters must answer that call. Talking with our clients—including victims' family members and neighborhood leaders—we see a recurring theme: Our city’s at-risk youth feel hopeless. They’re isolated geographically, socially and emotionally. Equity is elusive. Disenfranchised youth don’t expect to live past age 21, which becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy far too often.
OUR MISSION SGA helps children, families and communities facing great challenges to realize their potential. SGA is leading the evolution of services to transform challenged neighborhoods in the greater Chicago area into healthy communities. As one of the largest and most well-established human services agencies working in Chicago today, SGA serves more than 17,000 children, youth and families each year, with concentrated services in Roseland, Brighton Park, South Lawndale and Woodlawn.
At SGA Youth & Family Services, our core mission is to help children, families and communities facing these great challenges to realize their potential. In practice, it’s our job to help connect children and youth to opportunities—to ensure they have the education, job skills, safety, housing, transportation, healthcare and support they need. It’s only when these basic support systems are in place that families can create a better life for themselves and ultimately for Chicago. It’s only then that they can dare to hope. We have seen firsthand the incredible resilience among the families and neighborhoods whom we serve. At SGA, our approach is to serve the individual, providing comprehensive cradle-to-career programs. Our goal is to reach a tipping point in Chicago’s most challenged neighborhoods, so the individuals we serve become the catalyst for change in their own neighborhoods. We call this the Cycle of Opportunity, which you will learn more about in this report. We can’t do it alone. It takes strategic partnerships with numerous neighborhood organizations, city services, national initiatives and business leaders to create change. And it takes the help of our donors and friends, whose investments power these vital programs. On behalf of our clients and staff, thank you for standing with SGA and helping forge lasting change in Chicago.
Susana Marotta President & CEO
CREATING A CYCLE OF
OPPORTUNITY Nearly half of Chicagoans are considered low income or living in poverty, residing in neighborhoods where violent crime is on the rise. For the thousands of children, families and communities facing great challenges across Chicagoland, SGA is replacing the cycle of poverty and violence with the Cycle of Opportunity—offering comprehensive support services from cradle to career. This innovative model fosters resiliency, instills hope and helps individuals realize their potential—creating sustainable change, passed from one generation to the next.
Client by client, family by family, block by block, the Cycle of Opportunity is transforming challenged neighborhoods into healthy communities. In practice, the Cycle of Opportunity is a continuum of comprehensive services. We begin with prenatal care, supporting young parents and ensuring children are ready for kindergarten. From there, we come alongside our schools and juvenile justice system to provide the social-emotional support youth need to reach their potential. Then, we provide career training for young adults who are out of school—preparing tomorrow’s workforce while helping families earn living wages. Throughout our programs you’ll find a common thread: caring for the health and well-being of each client’s body, mind and spirit. Using an individualized, strengths-based, trauma-informed approach, SGA’s case managers and counselors help clients overcome immediate barriers while laying the foundation for long-term success.
94% of clients served report feeling safer because of SGA’s work. Using its 106 years of experience, SGA is now embarking on an innovative venture: social service delivery models. We are offering a concentration of services in three of Chicago's most challenged neighborhoods: Brighton Park, Roseland and at Woodlawn Resource Center in partnership with Preservation of Affordable Housing. These community services reached 3,150 clients last year! SGA is strategically expanding its cradle-to-career services family by family, block by block until the community reaches a tipping point and realizes long-term, sustainable transformation.
The needs of vulnerable young children and the concerns of their parents go hand-in-handâ€”and begin at conception. Early interventions are key to preventing future poverty and violence. Infant Mortality & Low Birthweight Today, infant mortality, low birthweights and teen pregnancies disproportionally affect Chicagoâ€™s challenged neighborhoods. Research shows that poverty, limited access to health care, stress, racism, poor prenatal care, lack of exercise, and poor diet can contribute to low birthweights and high infant mortality rates. Teen Pregnancies Chicagoâ€™s teen birth rate remains 1.5 times the national rate. Teens living in disadvantaged Chicago neighborhoods are up to 60% more likely to become pregnant. Teen mothers are less likely to continue their education. Children of teen parents are more likely to have health concerns, grow up in poverty and receive less cognitive stimulation and emotional support. Early Childhood Development Learning gaps in children present themselves as early as 18 months. At-risk children who do not receive high-quality early childhood education are 25% more likely to drop out of high school and 70% more likely to be arrested for a violent crime. In Chicago, 39,501 children are eligible for Early Head Start and 40,275 for Head Start, yet only 2.1% of eligible children were enrolled in Early Head Start and 42.3% in Head Start, largely due to a shortage of slots.
PARENTING & EARLY CHILDHOOD
SGA EQUIPS PARENTS AND ENSURES ALL YOUNG CHILDREN ARE READY FOR KINDERGARTEN. For SGA, helping a child begins with helping parents—the sooner the better. We come alongside at-risk pregnant women and their partners to reduce the infant mortality rate and ensure prenatal care through the Midwest Healthy Start initiative. SGA provides parents of young children with early childhood development guidance, parenting tips and safety assessments. We proudly offer Early Head Start and Head Start programs across Chicagoland, utilizing the Parents as Teachers homebased curriculum. SGA focuses on motor coordination, language and literacy, and socialemotional and cognitive learning through an individualized approach. Parent workshops cover a range of topics including childcare,
health and transitioning to Kindergarten. Parents and children participate in weekly group socializations plus occasional special events and field trips. SGA specializes in giving teen parents a second chance, often in collaboration with Chicago Public Schools. Teen parent programs include early childhood and parenting education alongside additional supports such as job training and placement, education services and case management. SGA serves as the lead regional agency for Healthy Start and a lead Chicagoland consultant for Early Head Start, Head Start and childcare providers.
SGA SERVED 1,000 CHILDREN + 1,050 PARENTS ACROSS ITS EARLY CHILDHOOD AND PARENTING PROGRAMS IN FY16. Helped reduce infant mortality risks for 1,000+ infants and mothers. • •
93% of pregnant women received prenatal care in their first trimester. 93% of children are up-to-date on their immunizations and have continuous access to health and dental care.
Educated 807 children (0-5) and families in Early Head Start and Head Start funded programs. • • • •
100% of eligible children served. 88% average monthly attendance. 96% of children served were linked to and provided with medical examinations. 89% of children served were linked to and provided with dental examinations.
VALERIE’S STORY In a small room near the entrance at Chicago Family Health Center, young, pregnant women are invited to join a breastfeeding class led by Enidza Roa, a parent educator and certified lactation counselor in SGA’s Midwest Healthy Start initiative. The class, held on Friday mornings, can be awkward at first, as each young woman is experiencing a range of emotions about her pregnancy. Enidza starts with the ground rules: “Honey, whatever’s said here, stays here. Just be yourself and share with us whatever you want.” First come the easy questions: Where will you deliver? Do you know the baby’s gender? What’s your due date? As participants begin to interact, Enidza deftly transitions into deeper topics, such as prenatal vitamins and nutrition, the benefits of breastfeeding, what to expect at the hospital and the importance of skin-to-skin contact with babies. Valerie Samora—sitting in the corner, wearing an oversized black hoodie—begins chiming in. What are the four positions for breastfeeding? Valerie knows. What are the risks of an epidural? Valerie answers. When another mom makes an off-handed remark about not wanting to spoil her baby, it's Valerie who quickly points out that holding and loving an infant is good for the child's development. At 32-weeks pregnant with her first child, Valerie faithfully attends Enidza’s class at the clinic every week, as well as two additional weekly classes offered by Midwest Healthy Start at Trinity Advocate Hospital. She feels she’s making up for lost time: “I found out late that I was pregnant.” The 22-year-old, who lives at home, says her
parents were “shocked” by the news—almost as shocked as she was. “It was somewhat scary. I didn’t feel ready, but I knew I had to get myself ready because I want to be a good mom.” As a childcare provider, Valerie thought she understood how to care for an infant. But as she attended more classes, she began to question the “old wives' tales” she had learned.
“Going to class makes me feel better, because I know so much more now about how babies develop and how I can be a good parent.” After a lot of thought, Valerie now plans to have a natural birth, and she’s become passionate about breastfeeding. By attending classes regularly, she’s also earned a new car seat and baby monitor—items she’s grateful for, as her family isn’t throwing her a baby shower. “Having a baby is really expensive!” Valerie plans to continue her work as a childcare provider for now and hopes to re-enroll in college for criminal justice in the near future. In the meantime, she will keep showing up to class, three times a week, to glean all the information she can and be an encouragement to the other young women in the room. “I would recommend every new mom go to the classes, because it’s really helpful. I just love it.”
48% of children in Chicago living in challenged neighborhoods do not have equitable opportunities in the areas of education, health and environment, and social and economic conditions. Youth living in Chicagoâ€™s most challenged neighborhoods carry significant burdens to school with them each day as the result of living in unsafe neighborhoods and dealing with household dysfunctions, abuse and/or neglect. Without social-emotional support and a safe environment, youth cannot reach their full potential. Education Research shows that traumatic experiences change the architecture of a developing childâ€™s brain and physiology, impairing academic efforts. Nearly three out of every ten students in Chicagoâ€™s public schools will not graduate. High school dropouts are 72% more likely to be unemployed as compared to high school graduates, more than twice as likely as college graduates to live in poverty and 63 times more likely to be incarcerated than college graduates. Mental Health One-third of youth reported prolonged periods of sadness. The rate was 25% higher among young girls. Vulnerable youth are disproportionately underserved by mental health resources.
EDUCATION SUPPORT SERVICES
SGA PROVIDES YOUTH WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXCEL. SGA is a strategic partner with Chicago Public Schools, with staff embedded in more than 100 elementary and high school sites. Knowing that students can only learn when they are in a safe environment, SGA hires and trains community residents to provide Safe Passage to designated Chicago Public Schools and extracurricular activities in targeted, high-violence communities. Within the schools, SGA offers comprehensive behavioral health services. After being referred by a teacher or school staff, students receive an Individualized Service Plan, tailored to help the student reach his or her educational and personal goals. SGAâ€™s in-school services include: crisis intervention; individual, group,
and family counseling; mentoring; gang diversion; drug and alcohol education; parent education; family engagement; classroom supports; and case management. SGA offers college readiness services for high-performing student leaders, including youth who may be involved in a gang or the juvenile justice system. From ACT preparation to college tours and support with college applications, SGA ensures students pursuing college receive the support they need to earn their acceptance letter. Together, these wrap-around supports ensure Chicagoâ€™s youth have the opportunity to excel in both school and life.
SGA REACHED 11,100 STUDENTS WITH VITAL SUPPORT SERVICES IN 100+ CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS CITYWIDE. 99% of youth reported that SGA helped them learn new ways to deal with their problems. Students significantly improved their scores on the behavioral screening test. Students maintained similar attendance rates to their peers despite personal challenges.
JAVEON’S STORY Living under the threat of violence in your neighborhood can have a significant impact in the life of an elementary school student. For 13-year-old Javeon, that stress became all too real when a friend was shot and killed earlier this school year. A 7th grade student at Deneen School of Excellence in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side, Javeon had begun acting out in the classroom this year. “I wasn’t bad, I was just wanting some attention,” says Javeon. “I was not listening.” He also became involved in physical altercations with classmates, one of which resulted in a suspension. At that point, Javeon’s teachers connected him with Jake Howard, a clinical intern embedded on-site at Deneen through SGA’s School Collaboration Offering and Providing Emotional Supports (SCOPES) initiative. SCOPES provides case management, counseling and crisis intervention services to youth through individualized service plans that focus on improving communication skills and redirecting violent behavior. "Mr. Jake," as he is known at school, first met Javeon while leading general classroom activities in Javeon’s room. They began meeting oneon-one at the start of November after a teacher referral. “My teachers thought I needed him and I did—he made me way better,” says Javeon. From day one, Mr. Jake focused on teaching Javeon respectful communication and “cool down techniques”—simple but effective ways to help Javeon take control of his emotions and
de-escalate his behavior. As Javeon explains it, “if a teacher doesn’t call on you, don’t get mad—just put your hand down and then raise up your hand again when she’s looking. Or, when kids on the side of you just keep acting up, you move away from them and go to a new table or move your desk around. Do what you’ve got to do. Now, I’m not getting into trouble like I used to.”
“I think I’m a new person now.” “His teachers all agree,” says Mr. Jake. “Javeon’s behavior has significantly improved since November. He is no longer getting into physical fights with his peers as he was at the beginning of the year. And we are seeing positive results not just in his personal interactions, but also in his education. He’s made great strides in reading—an area of difficulty for him—so much so that his extra services are now being reduced. We are very proud of how far Javeon has come.” The behavioral health techniques Javeon learned have also helped him at home, where he’s getting along better with his younger brother. His parents agree they’ve seen a difference in Javeon and are actively reinforcing the cool down techniques at home. While Javeon dreams of someday being an NBA star, “or my back-up plan is to be the coach,” for now he thinks every student in Chicago should have someone like Mr. Jake to talk to. While expressing concern for the violence happening in neighborhoods like his, he believes that could change if more schools had SGA staff onsite. “Mr. Jake could turn the negative into the positive.” After all, it’s worked for him.
Chicagoâ€™s youth have just a 6% chance of moving from the bottom fifth (parents making $10,000 a year or less) to the top fifth (a family income of $70,000+) by the age of 30, making Chicago among the worst big cities for upward mobility. Why? Many are unable to secure or maintain stable employment, the most critical component of adult prosperity, due to low educational attainment, lack of experience, involvement in the justice system and other factors. As of November 2015, 8.4% of Chicagoans were unemployed, compared to 4.8% nationwide. Some challenged areas have unemployment rates as high as 40.4% (Riverdale) and 37.1% (Englewood). Many of those who are employed do not have jobs that provide a living wage, benefits, safe working conditions, predictable hours and earned sick and family leave. Statistics show that both historical and current patterns of inequities in pay disproportionately disadvantage people of color and women.
SGA TRAINS YOUNG ADULTS FOR LONG-TERM CAREERS. Job programs reduce crime while increasing the city’s prosperity. Our workforce development services begin with summer employment opportunities for students as young as 10 years old. We partner with the City of Chicago’s One Summer Chicago to provide hands-on work experiences. Youth build resumes and learn how to excel in the workplace, while earning money and staying safe during their summer. The University of Chicago Crime Lab found a 43% reduction in violent crime arrests for youths in One Summer Chicago, compared with a control group. Throughout the year, our focus is on supporting Opportunity Youth: young adults ages 16 to 24 who are out of school and out of work,
including those involved in the juvenile justice system. SGA’s workforce development programs provide wraparound supports, including: • Vocational training tailored to the workplace. • Job readiness and soft skills training. • Job placement services. • Academic interventions and support. • Wrap-around supports, including financial literacy, case management, and counseling. Our focus is to prepare youth to be tomorrow’s workforce by equipping them with both the technical and soft skills needed to excel while addressing any personal barriers to success.
SGA PROVIDED WORKFORCE TRAINING TO 900+ YOUTH AGES 10-24 IN FY16. 99% received worksite experience. 90% successfully completed their training. 93% of youth previously involved in the justice system did not experience recidivism while in the program
BRITTANY’S STORY When Brittany Stokes got a letter from her son Darell’s daycare, she had no idea that it would unlock her passion and enable her to make a better life for her two sons. As she unfolded it, she read that Shining Star Learning Center recommended her for the Chicago Young Parents Program (CYPP), an SGA initiative.
with her second son, Daelon. She completed the application and in just one week, Brittany began CYPP training and working at Shining Star, located in Chicago’s Far South Side. “I had never thought about working with kids, even though I’ve always been good with kids. I grew to love working in childcare—instantly! It’s my passion.”
CYPP serves young parents, ages 16 to 24, whose children participate in Early Head Start or Head Start programs. Parents receive on-the-job training to become a Head Start aide, as well as education coaching and job placement services.
With SGA’s support, Brittany received her high school diploma and earned her Child Development Associate (CDA) certificate. “It was hard, because it was really time consuming. I started the CDA class two weeks before I gave birth and I was working full time. But my mom and Nydia were pushing me, and I took the test and passed.” Now, Brittany plans to go to college for early childhood education while continuing to work at Shining Star. Someday, she dreams of opening her own daycare.
Looking back on her life, childcare seems like the perfect career path for Brittany. But she never realized it until her serendipitous letter arrived. As a high school student, Brittany Stokes didn’t know what she wanted to be—she just knew she “wanted to be grown.” While she did well in class, she started missing school her senior year after her older sister Brionna had a baby. “I stayed home with my niece, Keonna, so my sister could finish school.” Brittany loved caring for her niece, and the two formed a special bond. But as her senior year of high school came to a close, she learned she was missing half a credit and couldn’t graduate. She enrolled in beauty school but dropped out after realizing it wasn’t for her. At age 20 she started working in a retail store downtown, traveling 45 minutes each way. “I worked my whole pregnancy with Darell, but the commute got to be too much—I wanted more time with my son. I started working overnight at a gas station, but then I was too tired.” Around that time the letter arrived—just as Brittany learned she was five months pregnant
In the meantime, she is continuing to participate in CYPP, regularly meeting one-on-one with her mentor and attending a weekly class where her cohort receives employment and life skills trainings. Through that experience, she’s become friends with other young moms.
“We give each other the motivation to keep going—go to work, go to school, keep doing it for your kids.” “I think this program is really important for people who are lost. Because I was lost. But once I started opening up to Nydia, it helped me decide, ‘Yes, I do want to finish high school. I do want to finish the program. I do want to get my CDA.’ And now I have a career, I know what I want to do and I just have to push myself.”
“I knew I was interested in construction, but without experience I couldn’t get a job. SGA placed me in a 10-week internship with a local construction company, which was hard work, but I loved it. My mentor then helped me find a full-time job in the field and now I am taking classes to become a lineman. My new career gives me confidence and is keeping me on the right path.” - Anthony, 22 years old
On behalf of SGA’s Board of Directors, let me thank you wholeheartedly for your support of SGA Youth & Family Services—for being part of our collective story. SGA began its story in 1911, a time of rapid growth in the city’s population. City infrastructure was racing to keep up, factories sprang up overnight and visitors remarked on the astonishing ways the city’s wealth and squalor intermingled. In the margins were Chicago’s most vulnerable: children and youth who were being pulled out of school and sent to do grueling work to help support their families. While many Chicago residents took pity, it took the Hull House women to take action. This settlement house, founded by Jane Addams, forged a powerful reform movement, successfully advocating for state and then federal child labor laws while launching programs to directly meet the children’s needs. Those very efforts became the agency known today as SGA Youth & Family Services. Jane Addams and fellow SGA founders Sophonisba Breckenridge, Edith Abbott and Grace Abbott would be dazed to see the city of Chicago as it stands today. Unimaginable progress has been made in the 106 years since SGA’s birth. But the core need for SGA’s services has gone unchanged. Our world-class city still has children, youth and families living in the margins—who struggle to be healthy, complete their education, earn a living wage and break free from the cycle of poverty. It is SGA’s privilege to come alongside families and help them enter a new Cycle of Opportunity. As investors, we have the opportunity to make that vision a reality by investing in SGA’s innovative and sustainable programs. It’s a commitment you can feel confident in, as the Council of Accreditation has again given the agency its seal of approval, indicating that SGA is effectively managing its resources and providing the best possible services to all of its stakeholders. On behalf of the Board of Directors, thank you for your continued support.
Karen Stone Kaplan Board Chair, FY17
CHAPIN HALL COLLABORATIVE SGA is one of the few agencies in Chicago to have a dedicated department for evaluations and outcomes. As part of our evaluation and research efforts, SGA partners with the University of Chicago’s Chapin Hall Collaborative Project to leverage rich administrative data from Chicago Public Schools and other agencies. Chapin Hall’s analyses include demographics, academic trajectory indicators, child welfare indicators, neighborhood characteristics and survey results. This partnership provides us with information useful for establishing benchmarks and tracking patterns and trends across time. By linking our client data with existing administrative records, we can better understand the challenges facing our clients and the positive impacts we make.
“I am glad to know that I am surrounded by good people and now I am making healthier choices. With the services I’ve received, I know I can achieve my goals.” - Nicole, teen mom and gang member enrolled in SGA’s college readiness program
FY17 BOARD OF
Board Chair Karen Stone Kaplan Community Volunteer Board Vice Chair Nanette Bufalino Associate General Counsel, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Childrenâ€™s Hospital of Chicago Immediate Past Board Chair Victoria L. Noonan Managing Principal, Chicago Market Leader, Cushman & Wakefield Directors Donald A. Belgrad Chairman Emeritus, Schnadig International Corporation Joel T. Cooper Partner, Freeborn & Peters, LLP John W. Cultra, CFA Principal, William Blair & Company John E. Dancewicz Managing Partner and Founder, DN Partners LLC Joe Feldman Community Volunteer Douglas E. Fisher Principal & Managing Director, Essex Realty Group
"I support SGA because it gives me hope that communities and people can change and the future can be brighter." - Jeffrey Toner, Partner, Private Vista, LLC
Marilyn P. Helmholz Retired, Northern Trust Company Patricia Hofstra Partner, Duane Morris LLP John Kinzelberg Co-Founder & Principal, Highgate Capital Group, LLC Wayne Kullman Vice President, Strategic Distribution-Strategic Design, Allstate Kathy Leck Vice President â€“ R & D and Innovation, Lake Forest Graduate School of Management Katharine B. Mann Psychotherapist/Private Practice Matt Schmeltz Partner, Avionos
Susan Fisher-Yellen Community Volunteer
Neal Seltzer Portfolio Manager, Asset Management, William Blair & Company
James W. Forhan Principal, Groupon, Inc.
Jeffrey M. Toner Partner, Private Vista, LLC
Andrew R. Gelman Partner, Holland & Knight, LLP
Ex Officio Susana Marotta, PhD SGA President & CEO
John J. Goodman Executive Vice President, Managing Broker, Savills Studley
Martha Guerrero SGA Executive Director
$500,000+ Anonymous $499,999-$100,000 The Joseph Pedott Perpetual Endowment Trust Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Schwertfeger $99,999-$50,000 Chicago Community Trust - Elizabeth McCormick Fund Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Kaplan Mr. Mark Stone Mr. and Mrs. Roger Stone $49,999-$25,000 Mr. and Mrs. Donald Belgrad Bright Promises Foundation Elaine Fiffer* Stanley R. McNeil Foundation Northern Trust Company Charitable Trust The Polk Brothers Foundation Michael Reese Health Trust $24,999-$10,000 Anonymous John Goodman and Julie Hanna Katherine and James Mann Victoria and Robert Noonan Mrs. Dorothy Schnadig* $9,999-$5,000 Chicago Community Trust - Lynnie B. Cornwell Fund Chicago Community Trust - Sherburn M. Earling Working Mothers Fund Chapin May Foundation of Illinois Mr. and Mrs. James Forhan Andy and Amy Gelman John Hancock Life Insurance Co. - Real Estate Division Frieda and William Hunt Memorial Trust Michigan Plaza, LLC Catherine Pesch Trust Sea Products Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Schmeltz
"SGA is an organization committed to the well-being of their clients, their families and the communities they serve. The quality of the services they provide clearly differentiates and uniquely positions them in Chicago and beyond. They have a real impact in the community and I'm proud to serve on the Board of Directors." - Jim Forhan, Principal, Groupon
$4,999-$2,500 Anvan Midwest Reality Management Mr. and Mrs. L. Harrison Bernbaum Nanette Bufalino Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Eisen Golub and Company, LLC Mr. and Mrs. Richard Helmholz Ambassador and Mrs. Bruce Heyman Mr. Arvin Kash Kathy and Larry Leck Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Levin Patricia Hofstra-Pelkey and John Pelkey Mr. and Mrs. James Swartchild Tishman Speyer Properties Transwestern Nancy and Steve Tumen $2,499-$1,000 Blum-Kovler Foundation Bruce and Jane Dresner Environmental System Design, INC Gorter Family Foundation Koldyke Family Foundation Anat and Amos Madanes Mrs. Kate Becker Morrison Mr. and Mrs Richard Schnadig Mr. and Mrs. Mark Sexton Kelley and James Smith Titan Electric Mrs. Susan Fisher-Yellen and Larry Yellen
$999-$500 Susan and Steve Baird Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bartels Mrs. Sara Chaffetz* John and Jane Colman Sally and Larry Domont Todd and Sonja Faulkner Mr. and Mrs. James Fiffer Mr. and Mrs. John Forhan Mr. and Mrs. David Geilen Mr. and Mrs. Richard Gottfred Mr. and Mrs. Joel Hirsch Jane Winter and Richard Larson Rocco and Roxanne Martino Meister Family Charitable Fund October Three Mr. and Mrs. Richard Olswanger Mr. Reginald Reed Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Reznik Mrs. Hollis Shank Mr. and Mrs. Avery Stone Dr. Michael Vender Mr. Jeff Willis
"I have supported SGA for nearly 20 years, recognizing there is a critical need for their programs and services in Chicago and because I believe the agency offers well-respected, effective and caring assistance and solutions to its clients." - Marilyn Helmholz, Retired, Northern Trust Company
$250-$499 Mr. and Mrs. Peter Ascoli David Johnson and Maureen Egan Emanuel Family Foundation Deborah and James Franczek Katherine and Michael George Mr. John W. Loeb Mr. Warner Rosenthal Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Weinberger Wineman Charitable Foundation Jeffry S. Wineman Charitable Fund Mrs. Iris Witkowsky
$249-$100 Mr. and Mrs. Kimball Anderson Mr. and Mrs. Elliott Alchek Mr. John Bell Ms. Lila Bondy David and Dorothy Crabb Mr. John Darrow Ms. Rose Dyrud Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ettleson Mr. and Mrs Charles Ingram Mr. and Mrs. Warren Kaplan Barbara Kaufman KPMG, LLP Mr. Albert Lacher Donna and Ira Leavitt Jill and John Levi Ms. Marcena Love Ms. Janice Lucchesi Mrs. Gail McClain Ms. Susan McMillen Gloria Lehr and Bob McShane The Roslyn and Joseph Perlman Foundation Mrs. Stephanie Shellenback Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sklarsky Mr. and Mrs. Ronald and Sheri Spielman Mr. and Mrs William Waller Mr. and Mrs. Shepherd Young Joan and Michael Zavis $99-$1 Mr. and Mrs. Todd Beihoffer Lori Benight Ms. Mary Boyum Mrs. Gail Carsten Mr. and Mrs. Cottle Mrs. Henry Hart Ms. Charlotte Johnston Mr. Donald Kempf, Jr Mrs. Molly Robinson-Kissinger Mr. Jim Leary Ms. Yesenia Lopez Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Pam Ms. Karen Rechtschaffen Mr. and Mrs. Earl Ronneberg Ms. Cassie Scheib Mr. Mark Scheunemann Maggie Weiterman Amy and Jon Wischnick
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“I can see a big difference in my children since we started the home visitations. When our children are small, they are rapidly learning new things. That’s why I absolutely recommend this program!” - Maria, mother of two children in Early Head Start
STATEMENTS REVENUE 2016 $1,744,108 $45,000 $4,446,119 $5,276,360 ($159,591) $11,351,996
2015 $1,695,639 $340,587 $45,000 $5,217,643 $3,775,347 $123,662 $11,197,878
2016 $9,100,356 $1,913,214 $342,286 $11,355,856
2015 $8,286,621 $1,905,970 $476,368 $10,668,959
ASSETS Investments Cash & Cash Equivalents Receivables and Pledges Prepaid Expenses and Deposits Furniture & Equipment TOTAL ASSETS
2016 $6,512,087 $1,948,118 $2,338,999 $75,133 $69,106 $10,943,443
2015 $6,672,879 $1,460,635 $2,921,803 $188,409 $138,567 $11,382,293
LIABILITIES & NET WORTH Restricted Net Assets Unrestricted Net Assets Liabilities TOTAL LIABILITIES & NET ASSETS
2016 $482,208 $10,079,638 $381,597 $10,943,443
2015 $557,208 $10,008,498 $816,587 $11,382,293
Public Support, Contributions and Bequests Special Events United Way of Metropolitan Chicago Program & Contract Service Fees Grants from Government Agencies Non-Operating Revenue TOTAL REVENUES
EXPENSES Direct Work with Children, Youth & Families Building Professional Capabilities Resource Development TOTAL EXPENSES
“It’s been a journey for me. I’m eating right, eating healthy. My taste buds are changing, I’m changing and my kids are telling me to keep up the good work!” - Diann, participant in health and wellness activities at the Woodlawn Resource Center
sga-youth.org Administrative Office 11 E. Adams Street, Suite 1500 Chicago, Illinois 60603 312-663-0305 West Region – Brighton Park 3152-58 W. 47th Street Chicago, Illinois 60632 773-321-9232 South Region – Roseland 420 W. 111th Street Chicago, Illinois 60628 773-629-6171