At Inspiration Corporation

we’re connecting community and creating opportunity. 

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Support Dreams and Meals for those in need 

This year, you can be a part of providing meals and opportunity for people throughout Chicago. Watch this video to hear directly from participants and staff about the impact of our programs, and make a donation below to help our work continue!


Our Work Last Year

We worked hard during our previous fiscal year (July 2021 to June 2022) to provide a wide variety of services to those experiencing homelessness and poverty in Chicago. Here’s just some of what we accomplished:

in scholarships provided by the Lori Jericho Memorial Education Fund

Households provided with rent support and wraparound services

Job training graduates placed in jobs

Meals served served to community members

About Inspiration Corporation

Each year we work with thousands of Chicagoans affected by barriers such as homelessness and poverty.

We meet people where they are in life, helping them achieve their goals by providing social services, job training, housing, and food.

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Programs and Services



The Housing Services program provides formerly homeless individuals and families with an apartment and services they need to make their new place a home.


Inspiration Corporation’s first program, Inspiration Cafe, continues to serve hot, nutritious meals to our participants in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.

Job Training

Our 8-week Foodservice Training program offers the opportunity for individuals to learn to cook professionally at a real restaurant, helping them gain the experience they need to build a career in food services.

Dine Well. Do Good.

We train low-income and homeless Chicagoans for careers in the foodservice industry at Inspiration Kitchens, our social enterprise restaurant in East Garfield Park. Our graduates go on to work at some of the city’s hottest restaurants and catering companies, and have the opportunity to exit poverty for good.

Visit Inspiration Kitchen’s Website

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