Volunteer Mentor and Tutor (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – April 19, 2017
I highly suggest Erie House as a place do volunteer. It is structured so that you can create and maintain a relationship with the student. I liked re-learning and going back to old math and science concepts.
Youth Worker for Y.O.U. Drop-In Program (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – February 10, 2017
I worked with a great team! Everyone handled their work area and so when we came together, everything flowed perfectly! Working for the community(low income neighborhoods) was a very gratifying feeling!
Education Coordinator (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – October 29, 2016
I love Erie House! I have spent about half of my adult life working here. Low staff turn over- most teachers and assistants have been working here for over 5 years. Considerate staff, great benefits, and well established organization.
Education is valued and rewarded here. They allow some flexibility in work schedules so that teaching staff can attend school and in-service workshops. I returned to school twice myself while working here; I started here with an AAS degree in Child Development and left with a IL Type 04 teacher certification!
This is a great social service agency. Erie House does a lot for the community: offering full day child care, adult education, citizenship classes and assistance, food pantry, advocacy, etc. Above all, Erie does a lot for its employees. This is the best company I have ever worked for!!!
Flexibility of work schedule, benefits package, generous vacation days, yearly salary(not hourly), Personal Trainer for workout on premises 2x a week during naptime, friendly work environment, staff appreciation days, and retirement plan .
Manadatory attendance for Board of Directors Dinner once a year.
SCHOOL-AGED PROGRAM LEAD STAFF (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – March 3, 2016
The staff truly care for the kids as if they were their own. Programming at Erie Neighborhood House is magnificently formed to guide the interest and learning process of the kids. ENH is vary friendly to parents and the Hispanic community.
School Age Teacher (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – August 22, 2015
Enjoyed coordinating and being apart of several clubs which the children were excited about. The relationships I've built with the staff, the parents and most importantly, the children has made my time there a joy.
Receptionist (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – July 8, 2015
A typical day would be, greeting parents as they would walk to drop off their children, greet potential parents, as well as visitors, and guide them to the proper people to who they needed to talk to. Answer phone calls in a professional-business like manner.
Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) – Chicago – July 4, 2015
It seems like a really good center, but I always felt pressure to complete things like documentation that I had already completed. Not a good atmosphere, teachers are constantly reminded about budget cuts even though they have no real say in the infrastructure. They allow breaks but schedule meetings during breaks so you have to eat on the go. There are only substitutes in the summer time but either way using your paid time off is a hassle. You have to literally double and triple check with everyone to see if you can even take it. I ended up at the end of the year with a lot of extra vacation time that I did not get to use. They asked me on several occasions to come in on my scheduled vacation days and forced me to come in sick when there was plenty of staff available, without even a thank you .No one talks openly about their pay there which kept me from knowing if I was being compensated equally or less than others. There is no parking for teachers but other staff in the building use the client parking lot. The pay is alright but it is a non for profit organization so it's not what you would be earning somewhere else. They expect a lot for what you earn, I would say maybe even too much
Intern (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – October 9, 2014
Erie House is a wonderful nonprofit agency. I interned at the organization for a year and never ceased to be amazed by the passion and productivity of the leadership, management and staff. They treat their workers with great respect, practice what they preach, and strive to make life better for those they serve.
Assistant Coordinator (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – February 24, 2014
Challenging and interesting job, but very little job security. Each year you must travel to Springfield to advocate for the budget to keep the funding for your program and position. Also the culture of the organization is political and difficult to maneuver.
Assistant Teacher (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – August 31, 2013
Erie at one time was a great place to work but with so many changes over the years it has become all about the money and not about the families it serves. The lack of support for teachers is sad to say the least if you want to work hard and not be acknowleadged for it then this is the place
IT Support Staff (INTERN) (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – October 16, 2012
a small, solid, and purposeful non-profit that really serves the community, they definitely make their mark. In an age where non-profit dollars get siphoned off the top for ridiculous over-head, Erie does 10 time more with 20 times less.
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – September 6, 2012
Tutored adults and school aged children in areas they needed help. Management was friendly and directed you well. Marketed the company to the neighborhood through telephone calls. Environment is very easy going.