Hi, We’re Helix Chicago.



Helix! We provide the building blocks for successful careers, active neighborhoods, and a strong Chicago one job at a time.


Helix Programs

Helix’s programming focuses on the skills needed to find, get hired, and kick butt and take names at a job. Helix offers customizable single sessions or 8 week programs that utilize real-world experiences to increase student job readiness and social-emotional skills.  We employ cohorts of 16-24 year olds at Helix Cafe who receive on-shift experience and off-shift paid development. Click below to learn more about our programming.


Helix Cafe

Our Cafe serves as a primary location for our programming while providing coffee, tea, and food the Edgewater community. Helix Cafe is dedicated to community and quality in everything we do. From our full espresso menu, robust tea program, locally sourced breakfast and lunch menu, to our student employee programming we are dedicated to providing high quality experiences to everyone that comes through our door. See our menu and check out our space at the link below.


Helix provides innovative programming and skill development for employees and our community.



Chicago Coffee. Youth Employment. Community.



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