Northwestern University Settlement House
Adventure Stage Chicago is a proud program of the Northwestern University Settlement House, which nurtures, educates, and inspires children and families in need to take personal responsibility and attain self-sufficiency.
Northwestern Settlement was founded in 1891 by leaders of Northwestern University as a separate and financially independent institution, and it has been at its current location since 1901. Northwestern Settlement is second in age only to Jane Addams Hull-House, and it is one of the few traditional settlement houses remaining in the entire country.
For over 121 years, Northwestern Settlement has equipped its neighbors with the tools they need to succeed. Through more than 70 different programs and services, Northwestern Settlement staff and hundreds of volunteers work with more than 8,000 neighbors each year through core programming, and 32,000 through our theater.
Northwestern Settlement offers a wide array of programs and services in West Town/Humboldt Park and across Chicago. With education as the driving force, the majority of programs fall into three categories: youth, arts, and social services.
Click below to watch a short video overview of the Northwestern University Settlement House.