Organizations

Afscme 3506

Afscme3506 represents approximately 500 Adult Educators and coordinators for the Chicago City Colleges. As a result we offer approximately 85% of Adult Education services within the City of Chicago and 45% in the state of Illinois. In the context of our vocation we understand that both material well-being and a moral life are related to literacy.

The Center for the Collaborative Classroom is a nonprofit organization dedicated to students’ growth as critical thinkers who learn from, care for, and respect one another.

Chicago Books to Women in Prison

Chicago Books to Women in Prison is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We provide a critical intervention into an oppressive system that gives incarcerated people little or no access to books. By sending books free of charge to incarcerated women nationwide, we offer the opportunity for self-empowerment, education, and entertainment that reading provides.

Currently, we send books to women in state prisons in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Ohio, as well as all Federal prisons and Cook County Jail. In 2016 we mailed 3,901 packages of books and blank journals to women in prison around the country—9,700 or so books in all and 591 blank journals.

Chinese Mutual Aid Association (CMAA) is a community-based 501(c)3 social services agency that serves low-income immigrants, refugees, people from all socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds, all generations from youth to seniors, and people of all abilities.

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Classroom, Inc. is an innovative, non-profit edtech transforming the lives of students by growing their literacy and life skills through technology. In our free digital learning games, students take charge in a real-world workplace and must overcome challenges through reading, writing, and problem-solving. Our curriculum and digital support tools ensure that both educators and students have a fun and empowering learning experience.