Acorn Institute

ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, is the nation’s largest community organization of low and moderate income families, working together for social justice and stronger communities. Since 1970, ACORN has grown to more than 220,000 member families, organized in 850 neighborhood chapters in over 100 cities across the U.S. and in cities in Canada, the Dominican Republic and Peru

ACORN’s accomplishments include successful campaigns for better housing, schools, neighborhood safety, health care, job conditions, and more. ACORN members participate in local meetings and actively work on campaigns, elect leadership from the neighborhood level up, and pay the organization’s core expenses through membership dues and grassroots fundraisers.

ACORN has constantly challenged the traditional notions of what a community organization is, and its family of organizations includes two radio stations, a voter registration network, a housing corporation, and several publications.

Chicago ACORN, honored as Chicago Community Organization of the Year in 2003, is on the move! You’ll see red t-shirts in core Chicago communities of Englewood, West Englewood, North Lawndale, and Little Village, in the South Suburbs, in demonstrations on city-wide issues, at city council and school board meetings, and in Springfield when the legislature is in session.

Website: address: www.acorn.org

Contact: Chicago ACORN

209 W. Jackson Blvd. 2nd fl, Chicago, IL 60606

Phone: 312-939-7488 Fax: 312-939-6877

Email: ilacorn@acorn.org

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