Spencer Hodge email@example.com
Jonquil Hotel is a transitional home where families live who are coming from homelessness and working towards self-sufficiency. Jonquil volunteers tutor kids once a week (ages 5-13) and also go once a week to play with kids and help out with Saturday morning programming.
Benjamin Sheu BenjaminSheu2014@u.northwestern.edu
Volunteers help students ages 5-18 in Cabrini-Green with their homework, read with younger students and help build community. In exchange, they get the opportunity to learn from staff and students about the neighborhood from the perspective of the residents.
Boys Hope Girls Hope
Anna Gasaway firstname.lastname@example.org
Eesha Zaheer email@example.com
Hannah Bricker firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers provide tutoring/mentoring assistance for high school students living in three houses a few blocks away from Northwestern’s campus. Currently, the greatest assistance is needed in the sciences, math and foreign languages, but tutors from all areas can be useful on any given day.
Laura Prullage email@example.com
Family Focus is an after school program for kids in Evanston ages 7-15. There are three different groups you can work with: elementary school age kids, older girls, and older boys. A normal day with the younger kids involves helping them with their homework, reading for about 20 minutes, and then playing games like Uno, Mancala, or playing outside on a nice day. Family Focus is very close to campus so it’s a short drive away! We leave campus around 3:30 and get back before 6.
Ciara Caffey firstname.lastname@example.org
Liza Coda email@example.com
Volunteers help in one of three rooms (ages 5-7, ages 8-9 or ages 10-12) for activities ranging from snacks, play time, homework help, and enriching activities such as reading and arts and crafts. This site serves mostly low-income families and several immigrant populations. One-on-one tutoring is an available option for interested parties.
Pauline Park firstname.lastname@example.org
26CHI is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.The services are structured around the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.
With this in mind, volunteers provide drop-in tutoring, after-school workshops, field trips, in-school tutoring, help for English language learners, and assistance with student publications. All of the programs are challenging and enjoyable, and ultimately strengthen each student’s power to express ideas effectively, creatively, confidently, and in his or her individual voice. All volunteers must attend an 826CHI orientation prior to volunteering. There will be opportunities to get more information and orient with the program later in the quarter. For more information about or programs and students, visit 826chi.org.
Chicago Math and Science Academy
Volunteers will provide tutoring/mentoring services to teenagers and help facilitate group activities (with the option of planning their own-learning curriculum development).
Helen Li email@example.com
Ellen Groble firstname.lastname@example.org
Area: Rogers Park
Project JAM focuses on male and female youth issues. Volunteers facilitate activities planned by the site leaders such as grammar exercises, team building exercises, and other games and outdoor activities.
Laura Tindal email@example.com
Y.O.U reaches out to young people ages 10 to 18. Volunteer activities consist of helping the kids with their homework and fun activities such as playing soccer outside, making a craft, or having Reader’s Theater. No training is required.
Afterschool Program at Gale (Greensleeves)
Volunteers help children 2nd-5th grades on homework help and in various activities including sports, art, dance, and monthly community service trips.
By the Hand Club for Kids
Michelle Kim firstname.lastname@example.org
By the Hand is an after school program for at risk youth. It is a program that seeks to develop not only academic skills, but also works with families and teachers to help the children in all areas. Volunteers work as TAs in the classroom, or work individually with a student. A one time training is required for regular volunteers.
Kara Alcegueire email@example.com
Recycling Success is an community service initiative that works to provide new resources to students who need them the most. Our group focuses on working with low income students to prepare them for one of the most crucial and significant aspects for applying for college: standardized testing. Our goal is to give these students who either can’t afford or aren’t adequately prepared for these tests a new resource to boost their performance. Recycling Success functions by doing book drives and providing tutoring. Initially, we worked with affluent high schools to do books drives and collect SAT/ACT prep books. In addition, we are now in the process of creating a new tutoring program through a partnership with project EXCITE, and have donated prep supplies to their organization as well. If interested we can get in contact with coordinate to tutor a student in the program or a graduate for ACT/SAT prep. If you are interesting in being involved in our club and/or any of our activities, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to site lead? Contact email@example.com
IMPACT seeks to connect and utilize assets that each community possess through relationships, events and programs that will in turn better develop each community. IMPACT runs a leadership program at Evanston Township High School for sophomores and juniors.