Organizations

826CHI

826CHI 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. Our 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.

AARP Experience Corps.

AARP Foundation serves vulnerable people 50+ by creating and advancing effective solutions that help them secure the essentials.

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.

America SCORES Chicago

The mission of Chicago SCORES is to inspire urban youth to lead healthy lives, be engaged students, and have the confidence and character to make a difference in the world. We achieve this mission through daily after school and summer programming that combines soccer, poetry, and service-learning.

Inspired by Joseph Cardinal Bernardin, the Big Shoulders Fund was founded by a group of business and civic leaders in 1986 to provide support to Catholic schools in the neediest areas of inner-city Chicago.  For more than twenty-eight years, the Big Shoulders Fund has helped Chicago’s children in need achieve their dreams through access to a quality, values-based education. We accomplish this by investing more than $20 million annually inscholarship support and academic enrichment for students, operational improvements for schools, leadership development programs for the next generation of school leaders, and academic programs and professional development for teachers. Big Shoulders is unique in that administrative expenses are supported by an endowment and other income, which ensures 100 percent of funds currently raised go toward programs that benefit Big Shoulders Fund schools and the students they serve.