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.

Chicago Books to Women in Prison

Chicago Books to Women in Prison is a volunteer collective that distributes paperback books free of charge to people incarcerated in women’s prisons nationwide. We are dedicated to offering women behind bars the opportunity for self-empowerment, education, and entertainment that reading provides.

Chicago Youth Voices Network

We hold regular program meetings. We survey organizations and allocate funds for workshops from outside consultants and internal experts with experience to share. We invite member organizations to participate in events when relevant. We promote each other’s events on social media, and we create and maintain a website that showcases member projects and cyvn as a resource. We are seen as the go-to source for youth voices and organizational leaders. We explore opportunities for joint purchasing and other means of pooling limited resources across member organizations.


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.

Community Writing Project

The CWP offers writing workshops in poor and immigrant neighborhoods in the Chicago area and publishes writers’ stories in the magazine Real Conditions.

We believe every person is a thinker and an artist, and that the seeds for change can be found in the artistic and intellectual renderings of ordinary people.