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Join us for a great cause and have some fun at the greens at Harborside International – Port Course

June 20, 2016

Event: Thursday, July 28th Check-In Opens: 12:30 p.m. Tee Off: 1:30 p.m. (Scramble Format) Donation: $150 per golfer Registration Deadline: … Continue reading

Kindergarten Graduation

July 7, 2015

Last Saturday nine children had graduated from Kindergarten school and promoted to grade one. We are very happy now the … Continue reading

ACP Fund Raiser at Ditka’s

August 5, 2012

Chicago; Thursday June 20, 2013: The Awassa Children’s Project (ACP) invites you for a wonderful evening at Ditka’s featuring networking, … Continue reading

Unveiling ACP’s New TV Commercial and Yearbook!!

July 26, 2012

Chicago, Illinois. July 26, 2012. Today the Awassa Children’s Project released our 2012-13 Yearbook and TV Commercial! Over 70 people … Continue reading

Shoebaru Expedition for Charity

June 22, 2012

  Team Shoebaru is a group of young adventurers who are setting off on 3 month, 13,000 mile, and 30 … Continue reading

2011 Vocational Training Center Graduation!

February 19, 2012

Saturday, January 14th was the graduation ceremony for the 2011 Vocational Training Center participants! We were happy to congratulate 96 … Continue reading

Kellogg Students Climb Kilimanjaro For the Center

November 19, 2011

Chicago, Illinois. November 19, 2011.  A team of five Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management students and Accenture Consultants have … Continue reading

Chicago Sun Times Featured Article about the Center

September 16, 2011

Accenture lawyer heads inspiring, tech-savvy Ethiopian orphanage by Sandra Guy – Read the article on the SunTimes Website Paul Chadha, … Continue reading

29 New Kids!!!

July 14, 2011

July 14, 2011 Awassa, Ethiopia. The Children’s Center just grew by 29 kids! Recently the Ethiopian government shut down a … Continue reading

Children’s Center Goes Solar (we also have our own clean water system)!

July 13, 2011

Awassa, Ethiopia. July 12, 2011. Today we are pleased to announce that the Hawassa Children’s Center is 100% solar! This … Continue reading

2012-13 Yearbook

The Awassa Children’s Project (ACP) promotes sensible, culturally responsible international development aimed at assisting children and families primarily orphaned or affected by HIV/AIDS. ACP is a grassroots Illinois non-profit organization (501 (c) 3) formed in 2001 and supports:

Hawassa Children’s Center


Hawassa Children’s Center Vocational Program


Thinking about the Envrionment