the mission

The mission of the Elijah Glenn Ward Family Foundation is to develop and implement educational, social and economic support initiatives for men, women, and children living in low-income and minority communities on the South Side of Chicago.


our vision

The vision of the Foundation is to foster, among our brothers and sisters in need of second chances in life, a deepened and more effective integration into family, community and society through the optimal development of personal, creative, academic and professional potential. The Foundation nurtures this potential by adopting culturally-relevant approaches leading to outcomes that ultimately serve to nourish, stabilize and strengthen all of our communities. Our vision emerges from a deep sense of participation in, and commitment to, social processes that seek to bring to all people truth and a greater life.

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