Amate House

Goal of Program

Amate House is a young-adult (21-29 years of age) service and leadership development program grounded in social justice, faith, and community based in Chicago. Fellows are transformed through faith-based social justice programming, purposeful community living, and direct, full-time professional experience with Chicago area non-profits. Our mission is create life-long social justice advocates.

Type of Placement

With a network of over fifty Chicago area non-profits, Amate House works diligently to place fellows in professional jobs geared toward their skills and interests, including positions at legal aid centers, low-income community health clinics, schools, parishes, and social service organizations.

Service Area


Service Length

11 months

Program Size



4 year degree, or equivalent life experience. Ages 21-29 and unmarried

Financial Arrangements

Transportation, room and board, health insurance, monthly stipend, ten days’ vacation, & the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award. Access to: loan deferment, counseling, spiritual & professional mentors.

Living Arrangements

Fellows live in one of Amate House’s two residences with 8-11 housemates. Each fellow has a private bedroom.


Social justice, leadership development training, faith formation, beginning with a two-week orientation. Three annual retreats, two in-service events including a three-day anti-racism training.

Application Deadline

Rolling acceptance until all spots are filled, application opens 9/15/23

Start Date

July 2024

Contact Name:

Jeannie Balanda


3600 S Seeley Ave
Chicago, IL 60609
Phone: 773 376-2445



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