Benton House is committed to working towards eliminating the causes of poverty and hunger. By working together with community members, we strive to engage in the public decision making process that affects our everyday life. 

Benton House has played a key role in organizing the community around local and broad issues. Ordinary people have mobilized to close the nearby polluting coal plants, fight for a 31st Street bus, fight against public school closings, cuts to human services, and call for corporate tax transparency. Benton House hopes to continue its work to promote social, economic, racial, immigrant, gender, and environmental justice.

We do this by community dialogues, public meetings, and actions. There are many opportunities for participation so we encourage you to get involved! For more information, contact Kristina Tendilla at kristina@bentonhouse.org or 773-927-6420.