Jane Addams,(1860-1935) Founder of Chicago’s Hull-House, which was one of America’s first settlement houses and a major educational center for social workers, social reformers and working women. Cowinner of the 1931 Nobel Peace Prize with Columbia University president Nicholas Murray Butler. Addams was one of America’s premier social reformers.
Opened in 1889, Hull-House grew into a settlement of 13 buildings, where prominent social reformers and social workers came to live, exchange ideas and offer educational and cultural opportunities to the poor immigrant population of the surrounding neighborhood. Based on Toynbee House, a similar institution in London, Hull-House gave rise to the settlement house movement in the United States and served as a model for hundreds of similar institutions that sprang up in cities across the nation.
Hull-House facilities included a day-care center for children of working women, a gymnasium, a community kitchen, a boarding house for working girls, living facilities for members, lecture halls, a reading room, an Social reformer and Nobel laureate Jane Addams with some of the children for whom she founded Chicago’s Hull House, the first settlement house in the United States.
(Library of Congress) exhibition hall and a theater and concert hall. Its classes included college-level “extension” courses in a wide variety of subjects, as well as training in art and music and in many crafts. In addition to its regular classes, Hull-House operated a summer school and sponsored art exhibitions, regular Sunday concerts and plays by its own Hull-House Players.
With the help of her college classmate Ellen Gates Starr, Addams designed the Hull- House curriculum not as an adjunct to existing college and university offerings but as a new and unique type of independent educational institution, where well-educated, cultured residents could share their education, skills and knowledge with the impoverished.
10 Famous Quotes of Jane Adams
“America’s future will be determined by the home and the school. The child becomes largely what he is taught; hence we must watch what we teach, and how we live”.
“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present”
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.