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.

See below for our most recent programs and updates, and as always, 

Welcome to The ARK!


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

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
— Aesop