Jane Addams. A social activist who founded Hull House in Chicago. 1889

Jane Addams. A social activist who founded Hull House in Chicago. 1889

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Jane Addams (1860-1935) Anyone who's been helped by a social worker has Jane Addams to thank. In grimy, late 19th century Chicago, she invented the idea of "settlement houses" - some of the first social service organizations. They offered night classes for adults, a kindergarten, a coffeehouse, a gym, & social groups meant to create a sense of community and agency among downtrodden and struggling people. Hull House served more than 2,000 people every week.

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Jane Addams (1860-1935) Anyone who's been helped by a social worker has Jane Addams to thank. In grimy, late 19th century Chicago, she invented the idea of "settlement houses" - some of the first social service organizations. They offered night classes for adults, a kindergarten, a coffeehouse, a gym, & social groups meant to create a sense of community and agency among downtrodden and struggling people. Hull House served more than 2,000 people every week.

Jane Addams (1860-1936) - First American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. She was a leader in the Suffrage movement and co-founder (with Ellen Gates Starr) of Hull House, an institution set up in the poor neighborhood of Chicago to provide services for recent immigrants - such as daycare and classes in music and literature.

Jane Addams (1860-1936) - First American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. She was a leader in the Suffrage movement and co-founder (with Ellen Gates Starr) of Hull House, an institution set up in the poor neighborhood of Chicago to provide services for recent immigrants - such as daycare and classes in music and literature.

"I believe that peace is not merely an absence of war but the nurture of human life, and that in time this nurture would do away with war as a natural process." - Jane Addams

"I believe that peace is not merely an absence of war but the nurture of human life, and that in time this nurture would do away with war as a natural process." - Jane Addams

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