Since Benton House was incorporated as a Non-Profit Institution we have operated and developed in various ways. But something has unified us all along the way: Benton House envisions itself as a community center adapting to the diverse needs and desires the Bridgeport neighborhood of Chicago.
The Service Learning Program at Benton House combines hands-on education with community service to promote civic responsibility among young people in the Bridgeport Neighborhood. We offer opportunities to participate in many levels of service, and focus on reflecting deeply about the importance of civic engagement and community service.
Starting as early as the summer after eight grade graduation you can earn hours of service-learning credit towards high school or extracurricular requirements by helping Benton House serve the community in a variety of ways.