Loyola University Chicago

Service-Learning

Center for Experiential Learning

Recommended Organizations

The Center for Experiential Learning provides Loyola students the opportunity to gain experience through the combination of academics, professional development and community involvement. Below is a diverse list of community partners for service learning, academic internship, and/or research opportunities for undergraduate students. 

Recommended Organizations

All Stars Project

https://allstars.org/locations/chicago/

All Stars Project (ASP) is a national nonprofit that uses a performance-based approach to help tens of thousands of inner-city youth and their families create success in their lives. Their approach includes the Development School for Youth, where young people ages 16 to 21 learn to perform as professionals and partner with business leaders across the country who conduct development workshops and provide paid summer internships at their companies. In addition, the All Stars Talent Show Network (ASTSN) involves young people, ages 5 to 25 in performing and producing hip-hop talent shows in their neighborhoods. Everyone at all levels of talent is included and everyone who auditions makes the show.

- 53 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 1135, Chicago, IL 60604

- Sites throughout Chicago

 

Centro Romero

http://www.centroromero.org/

A community-based organization that serves the refugee immigrant population on the northeast side of Chicago with programs including Youth Learning and Leadership, Family Services (encapsulating the Domestic Violence Prevention Program, the Public Benefits Program, and the New Americans Initiative), Adult Education, and Legal Services.

- 6216 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60660

 

Chicago HOPES for Kids

http://www.chicagohopesforkids.org/projects/

Chicago HOPES for Kids provides educational support for children living in Chicago's homeless shelters. It is their mission to provide students with the resources and encouragement needed to succeed academically, despite the challenges of homelessness.

- 641 W. Lake Street, Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60661

 

Chicago Lights

http://www.chicagolights.org/

Chicago Lights is the community outreach organization at Fourth Presbyterian Church which offers five signature programs for Chicago’s youth, families, and adults: tutoring, dance academy, urban farm, social service center, and summer day.

- 126 E. Chestnut St., Chicago, IL 60611

 

Chicago Math and Science Academy

http://www.cmsaonline.net/

CMSA is a public charter school that prepares students in grades 6-12 for college by creating an effective learning community of high standards and expectations with a rigorous curriculum focusing on science, math, and technology.

- 7212 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60626

 

CircEsteem

http://circesteem.org/volunteer/

CircEsteem works to unite youth from diverse racial, cultural, and economic backgrounds and help them build self-esteem and mutual respect through the practice of circus arts. They seek volunteers and interns to help with their after-school programs, stage work for their biannual performances, and photographers and videographers.

- 4730 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60640

 

Girl Forward

https://www.girlforward.org/tutoring/

GirlForward located in the Rogers Park community provides opportunities for girls who have been displaced by conflict and persecution. They provide three programs: mentoring (adult women paired for one school year), education (tutoring and summer camps), and safe spaces (identity development, curriculum, and workshops). 

       

              

Living Works

http://livingworkschicago.org/

LivingWorks seeks to foster holistic development in local Rogers Park elementary school students by addressing the needs of the whole child through academic tutoring and extracurricular activities. Volunteers will provide tutoring help as well as assist with after school activities.

- 6808 N. Ashland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60626

 

Open Books Ltd.

https://www.open-books.org

Open Books is a nonprofit social venture that provides literacy experiences for tens of thousands of readers each year through inspiring programs and the creative capitalization of books. They run literacy programs, that work assisting students around reading and writing skills.

- 651 W. Lake St., Chicago, IL 60661

 

SitStayRead

https://www.sitstayread.org/volunteer/get-started/

Sitstayread advances children’s literacy skills using an engaging curriculum, certified dogs, and dedicated volunteers, working with a variety of elementary partner schools around the city of Chicago and offering programs for children from kindergarten through third grade.

- 2849 N Clark St., Chicago, IL, 60657

All Star Project

https://allstars.org/locations/chicago/

All Stars Project (ASP) is a national nonprofit that uses a performance-based approach to help tens of thousands of inner-city youth and their families create success in their lives. Their approach includes the Development School for Youth, where young people ages 16 to 21 learn to perform as professionals and partner with business leaders across the country who conduct development workshops and provide paid summer internships at their companies. In addition, the All Stars Talent Show Network (ASTSN) involves young people, ages 5 to 25 in performing and producing hip-hop talent shows in their neighborhoods. Everyone at all levels of talent is included and everyone who auditions makes the show.

- Headquarters: 53 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 1135, Chicago, IL 60604

- Sites throughout Chicago

 

CircEsteem

http://circesteem.org/volunteer/

CircEsteem works to unite youth from diverse racial, cultural, and economic backgrounds and help them build self-esteem and mutual respect through the practice of circus arts. They seek volunteers and interns to help with their after-school programs, stage work for their biannual performances, and photographers and videographers.

- 4730 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60640

Centro Romero

http://www.centroromero.org/

A community-based organization that serves the refugee immigrant population on the northeast side of Chicago with programs including Youth Learning and Leadership, Family Services (encapsulating the Domestic Violence Prevention Program, the Public Benefits Program, and the New Americans Initiative), Adult Education, and Legal Services.

- 6216 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60660

 

Chicago HOPES for Kids

http://www.chicagohopesforkids.org/projects/

Chicago HOPES for Kids provides educational support for children living in Chicago's homeless shelters. It is their mission to provide students with the resources and encouragement needed to succeed academically, despite the challenges of homelessness.

- 641 W. Lake Street, Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60661

 

Chicago Lights

http://www.chicagolights.org/

Chicago Lights is the community outreach organization at Fourth Presbyterian Church which offers five signature programs for Chicago’s youth, families, and adults: tutoring, dance academy, urban farm, social service center, and summer day.

- 126 E. Chestnut St., Chicago, IL 60611

 

Ethiopian Community Association

http://www.ecachicago.org/

Ethiopian Community Association commits to serve the cultural, psychological and socio-economic needs of refugees and immigrants in and around metropolitan Chicago. They provide the following services: Refugee resettlement, English as a Second language, children and youth services, employment services and cultural education.

- 5800 N. Lincoln Ave. Unit A/B, Chicago, IL 60659

 

Family Matters

http://www.familymatterschicago.org/

Family Matters offers holistic youth engagement in the following areas:  health and wellness, social and emotional skills, academic achievement, post-secondary readiness, leadership and social justice impact, and business and career mentoring.

- 7731 N. Marshfield Avenue, Chicago, IL 60626

 

Housing Opportunities for Wome (HOW)

http://www.how-inc.org/

Housing Opportunities for Women provides and empowers women, children and families to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness through various services: affordable housing, case management, employment services, children and youth services, and wellness services.

- 1607 W. Howard St Chicago, IL 60626

 

Madonna Mission

https://www.madonnamission.org/

Madonna Mission provides education and resettlement support programs for refugee individuals and their families in Chicago. Volunteers will help refugees learn to read and write English, giving them the tools to communicate with neighbors, potential employers, their children's teachers, and more.

- 7110 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60626

 

Metropolitan Family Servies

https://www.metrofamily.org/

Metropolitan Family Services is a large non-profit that seeks to promote community and family strength in Chicago around the areas of education, economic stability, emotional wellness, and empowerment. Their services range from early learning and headstart programs, to behavioral health services, to employment assistance programs.

- Multiple Locations

 

Open Books Ltd

https://www.open-books.org/

Open Books is a nonprofit social venture that provides literacy experiences for tens of thousands of readers each year through inspiring programs and the creative capitalization of books. They run literacy programs, that work assisting students around reading and writing skills.

- 651 W. Lake St., Chicago, IL 60661

 

Rainbows for All Children

https://rainbows.org/

Rainbows for All Children is dedicated to providing support for all youth as they navigate grief and heal from loss, whether from death, divorce, deployment, or other trauma. They train facilitators who guide youth in their grieving process.

- 614 Dempster Street, Suite C, Evanston, IL 60202

 

Sarah's Circle

http://www.sarahs-circle.org/

Sarah's Circle, located in Uptown, is a non-profit organization with a mission of serving women who are homeless or in need of a safe space, with case management and supportive counseling, a Daytime Support Center, a 50-bed interim housing (shelter) program for women who are currently homeless, and permanent supportive housing for women who have a disabling condition and have been chronically homeless, in order to welcome all women with safety, respect, and community.

- 4838 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60640

 

Stand Up for Kids

http://www.standupforkids.org/how-to-help/volunteer

Stand Up For Kids works to end the cycle of youth homelessness by identifying and engaging homeless and at-risk youth, to connect youth to an array of programs and to build healthy and trusting relationships, promote safety, and advocate with and for youth.  

- 3614 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60657

 

Vietnamese Association of Illinois

http://www.hnvi.org/

The Vietnamese Association of Illinois (VAI) focuses on serving diverse communities, fostering unity, and promoting Vietnamese American identity through an array of programs including a full service legal program, intensive case management services with a distinct case management program for seniors, teaching English for the purposes of citizenship acquisition and acculturation, and youth development programs.

- 5110 N. Broadway Street, Chicago, IL 60640

 

Youth & Opportunity United (Y.O.U.)

http://www.youevanston.org/

Y.O.U. is a youth development agency that provides services and leadership to meet the emerging academic, social, and emotional needs of young people and their families in our community through high-quality after-school learning programs, social enrichment programs, trauma-informed support services, mental health counseling, case management, group therapy, and family engagement services.

- 1911 Church Street, Evanston, IL 60202

Centro Romero

http://www.centroromero.org/

A community-based organization that serves the refugee immigrant population on the northeast side of Chicago with programs including Youth Learning and Leadership, Family Services (encapsulating the Domestic Violence Prevention Program, the Public Benefits Program, and the New Americans Initiative), Adult Education, and Legal Services.

- 6216 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60660

 

Latinos Progesando

http://www.latinospro.org/

Latinos Progresando provides professional, affordable immigration legal services to thousands of families every year, from more than 40 countries around the world along with community education programs around immigration and wellness issues in the Latinx community.

- 3047 W. Cermak Road, Chicago, IL 60623

 

Safer Foundation

http://www.saferfoundation.org/

Safer Foundation supports the efforts of people with arrest & conviction records to become employed, law-abiding members of the community,through a full spectrum of services, thereby improving the socio-economic well-being of the individual, their family, and community, with programming such as the Advancing Careers and Employment (ACE) initiative designed for Recently Returning Citizens to learn industry skills and enter long-term career employment.

- 571 W. Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60661

 

Vietnamese Association of Illinois

http://www.hnvi.org/

The Vietnamese Association of Illinois (VAI) focuses on serving diverse communities, fostering unity, and promoting Vietnamese American identity through an array of programs including a full service legal program, intensive case management services with a distinct case management  program for seniors, teaching English for the purposes of citizenship acquisition and acculturation, and youth development programs.

- 5110 N. Broadway Street, Chicago, IL 60640

Friedman Place

https://friedmanplace.org/volunteer-opportunities-for-individuals/

Friedman Place provides housing and supportive services to adults who are blind or visually impaired. They provide residents with a range of programs: exercise, technology, arts/crafts/music, case management, vocational resources, counseling, and certified nursing and practical nurses.

- 5527 North Maplewood Ave., Chicago, IL 60625

 

Misericordia

https://www.misericordia.com/

Misericordia offers a community of care that maximizes potential for persons with mild to profound developmental disabilities, many of whom are also physically challenged. They have a residential facility and volunteers can assist with enrichment and education  programs for residents, health care, and needs.

- 6300 N. Ridge Avenue, Chicago, IL 60660

 

Envision Unlimited

http://www.envisionunlimited.org/

Envision Unlimited serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities across all ages, abilities and backgrounds. They provide individualized approaches around life skills training, including community integration and employment services.

- Multiple Locations

Chicago Children’s Museum

http://www.Chicagochildrensmuseum.org

Chicago Children’s Museum is a place where families and children are encouraged to create, explore, and discover together through play. Volunteer and internship opportunities are available in a variety of areas, both interacting with guests and behind-the-scenes operations work in accounting, marketing, public relations, human resources, and more.

- 700 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

 

Chicago Lights

http://www.chicagolights.org/

Chicago Lights is the community outreach organization at Fourth Presbyterian Church which offers five signature programs for Chicago’s youth, families, and adults: tutoring, dance academy, urban farm, social service center, and summer day.

- 126 E. Chestnut St., Chicago, IL 60611

 

Rogers Park Business Alliance

http://www.rpba.com/

Rogers Park Business Alliance works in the areas of business, community and economic development to cultivate and sustain a thriving economic environment in Rogers Park, serving businesses and residents to foster diverse businesses, arts, cultural and recreational activities, good schools, safe streets, excellent transportation and sustainable practices for all of its residents and visitors.

- 1448 W. Morse Ave. Chicago, IL 60626

Hamdard Center for Health and Human Services

http://www.hamdardcenter.org/

Hamdard Healthcare provides senior services, counseling, advocacy, and community healthcare services for those living in Chicago’s diverse communities and Addison, IL communities.

- 1542 W. Devon Avenue, Chicago, IL 60626

 

Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly

https://www.littlebrotherschicago.org/

Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly creates lifelong connections with isolated elders. Volunteers commit to visiting an elder (generally for an hour at a time) to form a friendship that the elder can look forward to and count on.

- 355 N. Ashland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60607

 

Services for Adults Staying in Their Homes (SASI)

http://www.sasiathome.org/

SASI's mission is to support the efforts of older adults to remain in their homes by making living easier, with core programs such as a licensed home care agency, providing affordable home care that enables older adults to remain at home, and Senior Connections, matching trained volunteer visitors with older adults in one-on- one caring relationships to address unmet, and often unseen, needs of seniors.

- 1123 Emerson St., Suite 200 Evanston, Illinois 60201

 

Vietnamese Association of Illinois

http://www.hnvi.org/

The Vietnamese Association of Illinois (VAI) focuses on serving diverse communities, fostering unity, and promoting Vietnamese American identity through an array of programs including a full service legal program, intensive case management services with a distinct case management  program for seniors, teaching English for the purposes of citizenship acquisition and acculturation, and youth development programs.

- 5110 N. Broadway Street, Chicago, IL 60640

Lincoln Park Zoo

https://www.lpzoo.org/

Lincoln Park Zoo is a free zoo dedicated to connecting people with nature by providing a free, family-oriented wildlife experience in the heart of Chicago and by advancing the highest quality of animal care, education, science and conservation.

- 2001 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614  

 

PAWS Chicago

http://pawschicago.org

PAWS is a Chicago based non-profit focused on solutions to end the killing of homeless pets. Volunteers and work directly with the animals as well is with individuals seeking to adopt and education around animal care. 

- Multiple Locations

 

Shedd Aquarium

https://www.sheddaquarium.org/About-Us/Jobs-Internships-and-Volunteering/

Shedd Aquarium provides a diverse, global animal collection surrounded by eye-popping architecture with 21st-century advances in animal care and environments, while providing opportunities for service to make a difference and spark compassion, curiosity and conservation for the aquatic animal world.

- 1200 S Lake Shore Dr. Chicago, IL 60605

Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital

http://www.advocatehealth.com/immc/

Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital offers comprehensive inpatient services, including medical, surgical, obstetrics, and pediatric inpatient care, as well as multiple sites for outpatient care.

- 836 W. Wellington, Chicago, IL 60657

 

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

http://www.luriechildrens.org/

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago provides superior pediatric care in a setting that offers the latest benefits and innovations in medical technology, research and family-friendly design. They are the largest pediatric healthcare provider in the Chicagoland area.

- 225 E. Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

 

Chicago Women's AIDS Project

http://www.cwapchicago.org/

Chicago Women’s AIDS Project works to empower cisgender and transgender women to take control of their own health and live as fully and productively as possible. For women living with or at risk for HIV, they provide prevention and treatment education, advocacy, therapy, and support.

- 6363 N. Broadway Street, Chicago, IL 60660

 

Friedman Place

https://friedmanplace.org/volunteer-opportunities-for-individuals/

Friedman Place provides housing and supportive services to adults who are blind or visually impaired. They provide residents with a range of programs: exercise, technology, arts/crafts/music, case management, vocational resources, counseling, and certified nursing and practical nurses.

- 5527 North Maplewood Ave., Chicago, IL 60625

 

Girls in the Game

http://www.girlsinthegame.org/

Girls in the Game provides and promotes sports and fitness opportunities, nutrition and health education, and leadership development to enhance the overall health and well-being of girs either in juvenile justice system, school based programs (elementary and high school), and/or those living within the Chicagoland area.

- 1501 W. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60607

 

Hamdard Center for Health and Human Services

http://www.hamdardcenter.org/

Hamdard Healthcare provides senior services, counseling, advocacy, and community healthcare services for those living in Chicago’s diverse communities and Addison, IL communities.

- 1542 W. Devon Avenue, Chicago, IL 60626

 

Heartland Alliance

http://www.heartlandalliance.org/

Heartland Alliance provides a plethora of services in various communities throughout the Chicagoland area: Economic Development, Housing, Case Management, Employment Services, Refugee Resettlement, Healthcare, Human trafficking, Domestic Violence, Immigration Services, and Mental Health.

- 208 S. LaSalle Street #1818, Chicago, IL 60604 and other neighborhood offices.

 

Weiss Memorial Hospital

http://www.weisshospital.com/

Weiss Memorial Hospital provides a full range of health care services with a 236-bed facility dedicated to the health of our community with outreach programs and support groups and services in Cancer, Cardiovascular Care, Diagnostic Imaging, Digestive Disorders, Emergency Services, Hospice Care, Lab Services, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Pain Management, Podiatry, Rehabilitation Services, Respiratory, Sleep Center, Stroke and Vascular Care, Surgical Services, Urology, Women's Health, and Wound Care.

- 4646 N. Marine Drive, Chicago, IL 60640

 

Youth & Opportunity United (Y.O.U.)

http://www.youevanston.org/

Y.O.U. is a youth development agency that provides services and leadership to meet the emerging academic, social, and emotional needs of young people and their families in our community through high-quality after-school learning programs, social enrichment programs, trauma-informed support services, mental health counseling, case management, group therapy, and family engagement services.

- 1911 Church Street, Evanston, IL 60202

A Safe Haven

http://www.asafehaven.org/

A Safe Haven helps homeless people that are in sudden or chronic financial crisis address the root causes of their problems and achieve sustainable self-sufficiency. They provide behavioral health care, educational classes, job training and placement, and more.

- Headquarters: 2750 West Roosevelt Road Chicago, IL 60608

- Sites throughout Chicago

 

Care for Real

http://www.careforreal.org/

Care for Real focuses on providing food, clothing, and support in a number of different ways. This includes a food pantry and clothing closet as well as employment resources and pet supplies.

- 5339 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60640

 

Catholic Charities

http://www.catholiccharities.net/

https://www.ccofchicagovolunteer.com/ 

One of the largest social service agencies in Illinois, Catholic Charities has over 150 programs throughout Cook and Lake Counties, providing countless services for everyone from babies to seniors. Their various programs work with immigration and refugees, adoption, anti-violence, child development and welfare, physical and developmental disabilities, domestic violence, employment and job training, health care, HIV/AIDS services, housing and homelessness, pregnancy and maternity, legal services, nutrition, senior service, veteran services, and more.

- Headquarters: 721 N. LaSalle, Chicago, IL 60654

- Sites throughout Cook and Lake Counties

 

Chicago HOPES for Kids

http://www.chicagohopesforkids.org/projects/

Chicago HOPES for Kids provides educational support for children living in Chicago's homeless shelters. It is their mission to provide students with the resources and encouragement needed to succeed academically, despite the challenges of homelessness.

- 641 W. Lake Street, Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60661

 

Deborah's Place

https://www.deborahsplace.org/

Deborah’s Place provides supportive housing for single women experiencing homelessness. They also provide wrap around services to complement housing services  - job readiness training, tutoring and education assistance, health services, case management, counseling and numerous social and life skills activities.

- 2822 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60612

 

Friedman Place

https://friedmanplace.org/volunteer-opportunities-for-individuals/

Friedman Place provides housing and supportive services to adults who are blind or visually impaired. They provide residents with a range of programs: exercise, technology, arts/crafts/music, case management, vocational resources, counseling, and certified nursing and practical nurses.

- 5527 North Maplewood Ave., Chicago, IL 60625

 

Heartland Alliance

http://www.heartlandalliance.org/

Heartland Alliance provides a plethora of services in various communities throughout the Chicagoland area: Economic Development, Housing, Case Management,Employment Services, Refugee Resettlement, Healthcare, Human trafficking, Domestic Violence, Immigration Services, and Mental Health.

- 208 S. LaSalle Street #1818, Chicago, IL 60604 and other neighborhood offices.

 

Housing Opportunities for Women (HOW)

http://www.how-inc.org/

Housing Opportunities for Women provides and empowers women, children and families to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness through various services: affordable housing, case management, employment services, children and youth services, and wellness services.

- 1607 W. Howard St Chicago, IL 60626

 

Sarah's Circle

http://www.sarahs-circle.org/

Sarah's Circle, located in Uptown, is a non-profit organization with a mission of serving women who are homeless or in need of a safe space, with case management and supportive counseling, a Daytime Support Center, a 50-bed interim housing (shelter) program for women who are currently homeless, and permanent supportive housing for women who have a disabling condition and have been chronically homeless, in order to welcome all women with safety, respect, and community.

- 4838 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60640

 

Stand Up for Kids

http://www.standupforkids.org/how-to-help/volunteer

Stand Up For Kids works to end the cycle of youth homelessness by identifying and engaging homeless and at-risk youth, to connect youth to an array of programs and to build healthy and trusting relationships, promote safety, and advocate with and for youth. 

- 3614 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60657

A Just Harvest

http://www.ajustharvest.org/

A Just Harvest combats hunger and poverty through three approaches: (1) direct service, including feeding hungry people, (2) advocacy, outreach, and community organizing through Northside POWER, and (3) community and economic development.

- 7649 N. Paulina Street, Chicago, IL 60626

 

Greater Chicago Food Depository

http://www.chicagosfoodbank.org/

Greater Chicago Food Depository/Chicago Food Bank provides a plethora of programs to end hunger: Children and School Based Programs, Veteran Programs, Food Pantries & Mobile Programs, Older Adults Programs, Chicago Community Kitchens, and Benefits Services for SNAP recipients.

- 4100 W. 42nd Place, Chicago, IL 60632

 

Lakeview Pantry

https://www.lakeviewpantry.org/

Lakeview Pantry is one of the largest and oldest food pantries in Chicago which provides a nutritious variety of groceries and social service needs of those on the Northside suffering from food insecurity. They provide monthly and weekly food distribution services, home delivery, and case management, mental health counseling, public benefit assistance, and social service referrals.   

- 3945 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60613

 

St. Ignatius Food Pantry

http://www.stignatiuschurch.org/

St. Ignatius Food Pantry is located in a vibrant multicultural parish in the heart of the Rogers Park neighborhood with an active food pantry and community outreach program in need of volunteers to assist with the distribution of food and other essentials to those in need.

- 6559 N. Glenwood Avenue, Chicago, IL 60626

 

Stand Up for Kids

http://www.standupforkids.org/how-to-help/volunteer

Stand Up For Kids works to end the cycle of youth homelessness by identifying and engaging homeless and at-risk youth, to connect youth to an array of programs and to build healthy and trusting relationships, promote safety, and advocate with and for youth. 

- 3614 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60657

 

Top Box Foods

https://www.topboxfoods.com/cook-county-chicago/home  

Top Box Foods is a year-round resource for affordable, nutritious fresh fruit, vegetables, and proteins for anyone who wants to bring healthy food home through engaging neighborhood leaders, partners, and volunteers in preparing healthy and affordable grocery boxes to food-insecure neighborhoods.

- 222 Merchandise Mart Plz., Suite 202 Chicago, IL 60654

Chicago Women’s AIDS Project

http://www.cwapchicago.org/

Chicago Women’s AIDS Project works to empower cisgender and transgender women to take control of their own health and live as fully and productively as possible. For women living with or at risk for HIV, they provide prevention and treatment education, advocacy, therapy, and support.

- 6363 N. Broadway Street, Chicago, IL 60660

 

Test Positive Awareness Network (TPAN)

http://www.tpan.com/

TPAN empowers individuals living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS to live open, healthy, and productive lives through an array of programs including a drop-in center, HIV testing, prevention resources education, group support, one-on-one consultation, LGBTQ resources and community support.

- 5537 N. Broadway Street, Chicago, IL 60640

Centro Romero

http://www.centroromero.org/

A community-based organization that serves the refugee immigrant population on the northeast side of Chicago with programs including Youth Learning and Leadership, Family Services (encapsulating the Domestic Violence Prevention Program, the Public Benefits Program, and the New Americans Initiative), Adult Education, and Legal Services.

- 6216 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60660

 

Ethiopian Community Association

http://www.ecachicago.org/

Ethiopian Community Association commits to serve the cultural, psychological and socio-economic needs of refugees and immigrants in and around metropolitan Chicago. They provide the following services: Refugee resettlement, English as a Second language, children and youth services, employment services and cultural education.

- 5800 N. Lincoln Ave. Unit A/B, Chicago, IL 60659

 

Heartland Alliance

http://www.heartlandalliance.org/

Heartland Alliance provides a plethora of services in various communities throughout the Chicagoland area: Economic Development, Housing, Case Management,Employment Services, Refugee Resettlement, Healthcare, Human trafficking, Domestic Violence, Immigration Services, and Mental Health.

- 208 S. LaSalle Street #1818, Chicago, IL 60604 and other neighborhood offices.

 

Indo-American Center

http://www.indoamerican.org/

Indo-American Center promotes the well-being of South Asian immigrants through services that facilitate their adjustment. They provide the following programs: adult literacy, civic engagement, immigrant and citizenship services, public benefits program, senior services, and workforce development.

- 6328 N. California Avenue, Chicago, IL 60659

 

Latinos Progresando

http://www.latinospro.org/

Serving immigrants with the highest quality, low-cost legal immigration services, community education and engagement, and advocacy/organizing around policy that affects immigrants.

- 3047 W. Cermak Road, Chicago, IL 60623

 

Madonna Mission

https://www.madonnamission.org/

Madonna Mission provides education and resettlement support programs for refugee individuals and their families in Chicago. Volunteers will help refugees learn to read and write English, giving them the tools to communicate with neighbors, potential employers, their children's teachers, and more.

- 7110 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60626

 

Muslim Women Resource Center

http://www.mwrcnfp.org/

The Muslim Women Resource Center assists immigrant and refugee Muslim women overcome cultural and language barriers, and prepare them with appropriate occupational skills to become self sufficient and ready to enter the job market. Volunteers assist with case management, job training, and social support programs.

- 6377 N. Western Avenue, Chicago, IL 60659

 

Refugee One

http://www.refugeeone.org/

RefugeeOne walks alongside refugees from the moment they land at O'Hare International Airport—welcoming them to Chicago and providing furnished apartments, English classes, job search support, mental health care, youth programming, and mentors to help them adjust to life in the U.S. Volunteers assist with tutoring refugees and, where skilled, providing interpretation services.

- 4753 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640

 

Taller de Jose

http://www.tallerdejose.org/

Taller de Jose, located in the Little Village neighborhood, is a community resource center offering accompaniment to people in need, connecting people to services and services to people through referrals, offsite accompaniment via public transportation, emotional support, and advocacy.

- 2831 W. 24th Blvd. Chicago, IL 60623

Girl Forward

https://www.girlforward.org/tutoring/

GirlForward located in the Rogers Park community provides opportunities for girls who have been displaced by conflict and persecution. They provide three programs: mentoring (adult women paired for one school year), education (tutoring and summer camps), and safe spaces (identity development, curriculum, and workshops)

 

Howard Area Community Center

http://www.howardarea.org/

Supporting low-income people so that they can lead healthy, productive lives.

- 7648 N. Paulina Street, Chicago, IL 60626

 

LivingWorks

http://livingworkschicago.org/

LivingWorks seeks to foster holistic development in local Rogers Park elementary school students by addressing the needs of the whole child through academic tutoring and extracurricular activities. Volunteers will provide tutoring help as well as assist with after school activities.

- 6808 N. Ashland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60626

 

Madonna Mission

https://www.madonnamission.org/

Madonna Mission provides education and resettlement support programs for refugee individuals and their families in Chicago. Volunteers will help refugees learn to read and write English, giving them the tools to communicate with neighbors, potential employers, their children's teachers, and more.

- 7110 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60626

 

Misericordia

https://www.misericordia.com/

Misericordia offers a community of care that maximizes potential for persons with mild to profound developmental disabilities, many of whom are also physically challenged. They have a residential facility and volunteers can assist with enrichment and education  programs for residents, health care, and needs.

- 6300 N. Ridge Avenue, Chicago, IL 60660

 

Refugee One

http://www.refugeeone.org/

RefugeeOne walks alongside refugees from the moment they land at O'Hare International Airport—welcoming them to Chicago and providing furnished apartments, English classes, job search support, mental health care, youth programming, and mentors to help them adjust to life in the U.S. Volunteers assist with tutoring refugees and, where skilled, providing interpretation services.

- 4753 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640

 

Rogers Park Business Alliance

http://www.rpba.com/

Rogers Park Business Alliance works in the areas of business, community and economic development to cultivate and sustain a thriving economic environment in Rogers Park, serving businesses and residents to foster diverse businesses, arts, cultural and recreational activities, good schools, safe streets, excellent transportation and sustainable practices for all of its residents and visitors.

- 1448 W. Morse Ave. Chicago, IL 60626

 

Sarah's Circle

http://www.sarahs-circle.org/

Sarah's Circle, located in Uptown, is a non-profit organization with a mission of serving women who are homeless or in need of a safe space, with case management and supportive counseling, a Daytime Support Center, a 50-bed interim housing (shelter) program for women who are currently homeless, and permanent supportive housing for women who have a disabling condition and have been chronically homeless, in order to welcome all women with safety, respect, and community.

- 4838 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60640

 

St. Ignatius Food Pantry

http://www.stignatiuschurch.org/

St. Ignatius Food Pantry is located in a vibrant multicultural parish in the heart of the Rogers Park neighborhood with an active food pantry and community outreach program in need of volunteers to assist with the distribution of food and other essentials to those in need.

- 6559 N. Glenwood Avenue, Chicago, IL 60626

Chicago Women’s AIDS Project

http://www.cwapchicago.org/

Chicago Women’s AIDS Project works to empower cisgender and transgender women to take control of their own health and live as fully and productively as possible. For women living with or at risk for HIV, they provide prevention and treatment education, advocacy, therapy, and support.

- 6363 N. Broadway Street, Chicago, IL 60660

 

Deborah's Place

https://www.deborahsplace.org/

Deborah’s Place provides supportive housing for single women experiencing homelessness. They also provide wrap around services to complement housing services  - job readiness training, tutoring and education assistance, health services, case management, counseling and numerous social and life skills activities.

- 2822 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60612

 

Housing Opportunities for Women (H.O.W.)

http://www.how-inc.org/

Housing Opportunities for Women provides and empowers women, children and families to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness through various services: affordable housing, case management, employment services, children and youth services, and wellness services.

- 1607 W. Howard St Chicago, IL 60626

 

Muslim Women Resource Center

http://www.mwrcnfp.org/

The Muslim Women Resource Center assists immigrant and refugee Muslim women overcome cultural and language barriers, and prepare them with appropriate occupational skills to become self sufficient and ready to enter the job market. Volunteers assist with case management, job training, and social support programs.

- 6377 N. Western Avenue, Chicago, IL 60659

 

Sarah's Circle

http://www.sarahs-circle.org/

Sarah's Circle, located in Uptown, is a non-profit organization with a mission of serving women who are homeless or in need of a safe space, with case management and supportive counseling, a Daytime Support Center, a 50-bed interim housing (shelter) program for women who are currently homeless, and permanent supportive housing for women who have a disabling condition and have been chronically homeless, in order to welcome all women with safety, respect, and community.

- 4838 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60640