Dedicated to enhancing the talents, lives and spirits of community youth through education, mentoring and linkages to resources.


Reverend Michael L. Pfleger named ”The Ark” to symbolize a safe haven for at-risk youth.  From education to employment, The ARK offers a vast array of free programs for youth and young adults ages 6-28.  The ARK serves between 70-120 youth on a daily basis in Englewood and Auburn-Gresham at no cost to them and their families.

Welcome to The Ark.


It is our responsibility to brush the dust off of our children’s dreams and reawaken them.
— Rev. Michael Pfleger