Programs

Chicago HOPES for Kids
Chicago HOPES for Kids
Chicago HOPES for Kids provides after-school program services (homework help, reading, and cultural enrichment) for children grades Kindergarten-5th, in homeless shelters throughout the City of Chicago. The after-school program is currently offered Monday-Thursday, after-school or early evening in five shelters. Literacy mentoring (one-on-one reading with an elementary school aged child) is a ten week program offered at 2 shelters. It will be expanding to all the shelters where we have our programs in the 2nd semester.
Pre-Reading, Reading, Creative Writing, Book Access & Distribution
Grades K-8
Far North Side, North Side, South Side, West Side
Yes
Chicago Lights Summer Day Program
Chicago Lights
Chicago Lights Summer Day is a six-week program that provides a safe place for 100 first through ninth graders to learn and engage in academic classes and arts instruction each summer. At the end of the session, students present a dynamic, multicultural arts performance for the community.
Reading, Creative Writing, Dramatic Play, Workforce Development
Grades K-8
Central
Yes
Chicago Lights Tutoring Program
Chicago Lights
Chicago Lights Tutoring runs Monday-Thursday from 6:00pm-7:30pm from October–May. The program provides academic and mentoring support to 400 children in 1st -12th grades. At the program, students are offered dinner, arts and enrichment classes, access to a computer lab, a library, career development classes, literacy programs and the attention of a caring adult.
Reading, Workforce Development
Grades K-8, Grades 9-12
Central
Yes
Chicago Public Library Summer Learning Challenge
David L. Hoyt Education Foundation
They provide one hour of programming to roughly 20 public libraries across Chicago during the months of July and August. Our programming involves playing a giant word game that exercises spelling, grammar, math skills, and soft skills, like teamwork. Additionally we have Math, Spanish, and ASL games to teach other skills.
Pre-Reading, Reading, Pre-Writing
PreK (Age 3-5), Grades K-8
Central, Far North Side, Far Southeast Side, Far Southwest Side, North Side, Northwest Side, South Side, Southwest Side, West Side
Yes
Yes
Chicago Tutoring Connection
Chicago Tutoring Connection
Chicago Tutoring Connection
https://myctc.org/
We provide free one on one tutoring/mentoring program for 7th through 12th grade students every Tuesday and Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at The Jesse White Community Center.
Reading, Creative Writing, Workforce Development, Curriculum Development
Grades K-8, Grades 9-12
North Side
Yes