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Faces of Hope

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Event Details

Held in June each year, Faces of Hope celebrates the people and spirit of hope that fuels Association House's work in advancing health, education, and economic opportunity for the most vulnerable among us.

Missed the event? There's still time to invest in those we serve!

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Participant Story

"Foster care is complex and the system has many flaws. But I see it as a service to our community. We are part of the solution, even if the system isn't perfect. I know we are doing something positive for our city. And I see that every time I hear our family burst into laughter. This work matters."

Jessica Venegas, Association House Foster Parent

The Venegas family opened their hearts and home to children in our foster care program and changed lives forever. At Faces of Hope, you will hear their story.

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2023 Spirit of Hope Awardees

Created in the spirit of our foundress, Ms. Ellen Holt, who dedicated her work to others, “so that each shall feel the power of a better life.”


Community Honoree

Miriam Mojica is a fierce champion for children and families in need. First as a counselor at Association House, and later through the Illinois Department of Children & Family Services, Miriam has been a constant voice for the voiceless. Today, she works to reunite children separated from family at the US-Mexico border and as a Master Trainer at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.  

Corporate Honoree

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Skyline Design has been a steadfast supporter of Association House for more than two decades. Headquartered just blocks from Association House, this global leader in glass fabrication and sustainable manufacturing retains a deep commitment to their local community. Their often quiet support has changed countless lives and sets an example for others to follow. 

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2023 Emcee


Alfonso Gutiérrez

Three-time Emmy Award Winner, Alfonso Gutiérrez will emcee the evening’s festivities. Guitérrez is seen daily on Noticiero Telemundo Chicago, where he reports on the latest and most important news for viewers in the Chicago area. 

Before joining Telemundo Chicago, Gutiérrez worked for Telemunda 25 Denver / KDEN's morning news break in 2006. Additionally, he worked as a producer and host for a radio show on station 89.3

FM-WHFR, in Detroit, Michiagn, the only Spanish-language radio show in the local area at the time. 

Gutiérrez is originally from San Ignacio Cerro Gordo, Jalisco, Mexico. He is an advocate for the success of young students, inspiring them to become future leaders. 

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Get Involved

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