Heartland Alliance

About Heartland Alliance

Heartland Alliance—the leading anti-poverty organization in the Midwest— believes that all of us deserve the opportunity to improve our lives. Each year, we help ensure this opportunity for nearly one million people around the world who are homeless, living in poverty, or seeking safety.

Our policy efforts strengthen communities; our comprehensive services empower those we serve to rebuild and transform their lives. Because of this 125-year commitment, Heartland Alliance has evolved into an organization that is uniquely far-reaching, holistic, and change-driven. Each year, in Chicago, the Midwest, and around the world, our services help nearly one million struggling people secure the most basic of human needs — housing and health care, jobs and justice.Because the causes of poverty, injustice, and lack of opportunity are interrelated and interlocking, our programs are similarly comprehensive and integrated, allowing us to achieve an unusual synergy in meeting our clients’ needs. In addition to direct service, we partner with lawmakers and organizations to shape public policies that fit the needs of everyone, ensuring that even the most vulnerable can realize a brighter future.


YFS Summer Program Intern

June 2018 - August 2018 Chicago, IL
“The staff, the hands-on experience and working with the participants and families”

Resettlement and Placement Intern

December 2014 - June 2015 Chicago, IL
“This internship gave me experience in basic office skills like filing and filling in budget reports and the like, but it also gave me a lot of hands on field experience working with participants. The work I did had direct effects on the lives of the folks we were assisting. ”
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