Capital Campaign - PODER English Works

Capital Campaign

Your Gift Will Open Windows of Opportunity for Immigrants at PODER HQ

Exclusive Naming Opportunities Now Available

Pro bono donations: renderings by FGP Atelier & aerial footage by SPACECO, INC.

PODER HQ Naming Opportunities

PODER HQ $1,000,000
A dynamic, inspirational 7,000 sq.
ft. immigrant integration center and event space will welcome individuals to connect, listen and learn to empower communities in Chicago.

El Zócalo $500,000
The re-imagined outdoor community space, with benches and shaded paths, will guide visitors to our building while serving as a community gathering spot for celebrations.

The Atrium $250,000
A bright, airy space illuminated by a 45-foot high skylight will welcome our newest Americans and host rotating opportunities for city and community resources as well as local entrepreneurs. After hours, it will transform into a private event space for community, family and business celebrations, generating revenue while highlighting PODER’s work and donors.

Student Hall $200,000
A dedicated, flexible space to
host a range of activities including student assemblies, orientations and graduations.

Community Room $125,000
An adaptable multi-purpose space where partner organizations, popup businesses, and residents will host meetings, workshops, and events.


Conference Room $100,000
A moveable partition will create
two private meeting spaces where leadership will meet with external stakeholders and staff can convene to strategize and plan programs.

Administrative Wing $75,000
Walls of glass admit natural light from the skylight and outline co-working space and dedicated private offices.

Training Rooms (6) $40,000
Rooms with removable partitions for flexible layouts and technology for learning and collaboration.

Team Lounge $30,000
Adjacent to the administrative offices and workstations, the lounge includes a kitchenette as well as informal spaces for staff to convene and build stronger community.

Staff Workstations $25,000
An open, adaptable space with access to file and print services, where instructors, trainers and volunteers will prep for class, grade assignments, and collaborate.

Huddle Space $25,000
Directly in front of the receptionist desk and saturated with natural light from the skylight, this lobby-like space will provide students and visitors a centralized seating area to wait for appointments, study, and meet with peers.

Privacy Room $15,000
Nestled in the corner of the second floor, this quiet sanctuary will
offer staff and students a place for confidential conversation, reflection or a quiet place to study.

Green Roof $10,000
The integration of natural elements will offer shade, conserve energy, and mitigate storm water runoff.

Zócalo Bench (10) $7,500
Situated in and around the heart of PODER HQ, each bench will invite and welcome those who seek respite or simply a breath of fresh air.

In Memoriam Trees (25) $5,000
PODER HQ trees will be a living tribute, planted in honor of a loved one, and add much-needed greenery to our southwest side neighborhood.

Donor Wall $1,000+
Prominently located in the Atrium, the PODER HQ Donor Wall will be a hand-crafted, personalized tribute to each individual contributor.

For more information
Daniel Loftus
President & CEO  
312 226 2002 xt 303
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