1987  Vacant six-flat purchased in North Lawndale to rehab
1989  Rehab is complete and Mark moves in along with a friend
1990  Kid’s Club, an after-school mentoring program begins, runs for 12 years
1991  Homework Club is added to Kid’s Club
1992  Breaking Ground is incorporated and receives 501(c)(3) status
1996  City of Chicago donates a building to start the APL Plastics business
1998  APL Teaching Factory founded
1999  First Breaking Ground home constructed
2003  10-Home construction project begins
2004  Chicago’s West Side chapter of Habitat for Humanity assets inherited
2004  FISH window washing business franchise purchased
2005  Began a new home development in cooperation with the City of Chicago
2006  Took over Cleanstreet business
2006  21st new home completed
2007  46th new home completed
2007  APL Teaching Factory enrollment surpasses 1,200
2008  64th new home completed
2009  77th new home completed (88 units total)
2009  APL Teaching Factory enrollment surpasses 2,000
2009  Manufacturing Training Center founded
2009  Began participation in Neighborhood Stabilization Program
2010  Green-Jobs Initiative Deconstruction Program founded
2011  APL Teaching Factory total enrollment surpasses 2,400 students

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