PARTNERSHIPS

A Just Harvest

Website: http://www.ajustharvest.org/

Contact: Patti Thomas

Phone: 773-262-2297

Email: patricia@ajustharvest.org

Mission Statement: A Just Harvest’s mission is to fight poverty and hunger in the Rogers Park and greater Chicago community by providing nutritious meals daily while cultivating community and economic development and organizing across racial, cultural and socioeconomic lines in order to create a more just society.

 

Autism Home Support Services

Website: www.autismhomesupport.com

Contact: Lynn Green

Phone: 847-564-0822

Email: lynng@autismhomesupport.com

Mission Statement: We believe that with evidence-based practices and qualified professionals trained in ABA therapy, we can create a positive difference in a child’s development and ability to communicate. From day one, we will work tirelessly with you to assemble the best Care Team Member and tools for your individual child and family. With patience, time, the right approach and a lot of hard work, we believe that every child can reach their full potential!

 

Bensenville School District #2

Website: http://www.bsd2.org

Mission Statement: Our vision is to be an exemplary school system of people, programs and culture which expects and realizes student engagement, growth and achievement in an environment of integrity, performance and service. The purpose of Bensenville Elementary School District 2 is to prepare each student for a world of opportunities as a college, career and innovation ready citizen with 21st Century skills.

Project CARE Plus

Contact: Lisa Simoncelli, Larissa Schwarz, Sue Vitale, Laura Butz

Phone: 630-766-2602 ext. 4101

Mission Statement: Mentors can be high school or college students, business people, or community volunteers. The volunteers provide assistance with some things that students may not have help with at home. The volunteers provide help for students over and above other special services a student may receive from reading specialists. Mentors can create informal and personal interaction to build self-esteem and encourage academic growth at the same time. Students benefit from a close adult/peer role model with someone who is not a family member or classroom teacher.

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Chicago

Website:http://www.bbbschgo.org/

Contact: Majna Noll, Volunteer & Family Processing Specialist

Phone: 312-207-5600 

Email: bbbschgo@bbbschgo.org

Mission Statement: Each time Big Brothers Big Sisters pairs a child with a role model, we start something incredible: a one-to-one relationship built on trust and friendship that can blossom into a future of unlimited potential. And thanks to the first-ever nationwide impact study of a mentoring organization, we have the facts to prove it.

 

Casa Central (Youth Opportunities Unlimited)

Website: www.casacentral.org

Contact: Alexis Macias, Service Project Development Leader

Phone: 773-645-2423

Email: amacias@casacentral.org

Mission Statement: Casa Central transforms lives and strengthens communities with a special focus on Hispanics. Our network of services propels a diverse population of all ages toward self-sufficiency and a higher quality of life.

 

Chicago Children's Museum

Website: http://www.chicagochildrensmuseum.org/

Contact: LaWanda May

Phone: 312-464-7652

Email: LaWandaM@chicagochildrensmuseum.org

Mission Statement: Chicago Children's Museum's mission is to improve children’s lives by creating a community where play and learning connect.

 

Cool Classics!

Website: www.coolclassicsinc.org

Contact: Mara Tapp

Phone: 773-327-4544

Email: mtapp@coolclassicsinc.org

Mission Statement: Cool Classics, Inc. is committed to improving literacy among low-income elementary school students, expanding their sense of arts, culture and humanities, creating readers and critical thinkers, serving schools that have lost arts and culture programs and are overwhelmed by demands of test-driven curricula.

 

Cornerstone (CCO) Community Outreach

Website: http://www.ccolife.org/

Contact: Lyda Jackson, Volunteer Coordinator

Phone: 773-506-6396×16 

Email: lyda@ccolife.org

Contact: Mindy Taylor, Community Development

Phone: 773-506-6396 x 12

Email: mtaylor@ccolife.org

Mission Statement: Cornerstone Community Outreach has a longstanding commitment to providing shelter and finding homes for families and individuals who are at the greatest risk of being excluded from necessary services.

 

Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)

Website: http://www.nationalservice.gov/

Contact: John Hosteny (Illinois Office)

Phone: 312-353-3622

Fax: 312-353-6496

Email: il@cns.gov

Mission Statement: The mission of CNCS is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering.

 

DuPage Children's Museum     

Website:http://dupagechildrens.org

Contact: Diane Ernst

Phone:  630-637-8000 (0 for Adm.)

Email:  admin@dupagechildrensmuseum.org

Mission Statement: DuPage Children’s Museum’s mission is to stimulate curiosity, creativity, thinking and problem solving in young children through self-directed, open-ended experiences; integration of the arts, science and math; the child-adult learning partnership

 

El Valor

Website: http://www.elvalor.org/

Contact: Estela Cervantes

Phone: 312-666-4511

Fax: 312-666-6677

Email: estela.cervantes@elvalor.net

Mission Statement: El Valor believes that the future of our communities lies within the strength of our families. We take a relationship-driven approach in program delivery.  Relationships are developed with the family and caregivers of the child or individual enrolled in our programs. The best possible outcomes are achieved through this approach.  

 

Fermilab

Website: http://www.fnal.gov

Contact: Office of Communication

Phone: 630-840-3351

Email: fermilab@fnal.gov

Mission Statement: Each summer Fermilab offers a variety of intern programs for secondary school teachers, high school students, undergraduates and graduate students. Interns have an opportunity to work on projects that support particle physics experiments in areas such as applied physics, engineering and computing. Working with Fermilab scientists or engineers, interns have an opportunity to experience current research methods and study problems of particle physics research. Also, Fermilab offers a few internships in environmental studies, particularly working in hundreds of acres of restored tallgrass prairie. Interns are selected for their outstanding scholarship and their interest in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

 

Food for Greater Elgin Pantry

Website: http://www.foodforgreaterelgin.org/

Contact: Michelle Frampton, Community Outreach Manager

Phone: 847-931-9330 ext. 306

Email: mframpton@FoodForGreaterElgin.org

Mission Statement: Working together to provide food security for the community of greater Elgin. Partnership is a key strategy for volunteerism, funding, and food programs – making a larger impact on hunger.

 

Gads Hill Center

Website: www.gadshillcenter.org

Contact: Lisset Gonzalez

Phone: 312-226-0963 ext 231

Email: lgonzalez@gadshillcenter.org

Mission Statement: Gads Hill Center, a social service organization established in 1898, creates opportunities for children and their families to build a better life through education, access to resources, and community engagement. Gads Hill Center offers programs that support and empower the economically and educationally disadvantaged residents of Chicago's Pilsen, Back of the Yards, Little Village, and North Lawndale neighborhoods. We put our mission into action through an array of services that are of high quality, flexible, responsive, and culturally sensitive.

 

Girls in the Game

Website: www.girlsinthegame.org

Contact: Meg Horgan

Phone: 312-633-4263

Email: mhorgan@girlsinthegame.org

Mission Statement: Girls in the Game provides and promotes sports and fitness opportunities, nutrition and health education, and leadership development to enhance the overall health and well-being of girls.

 

Hospice Advantage

Website: www.HospiceAdvantage.com

Contact: Kayleigh Avello, Volunteer Coordinator

Phone: 847-488-0512

Email: Kavello@hospiceadvantage.com

Mission Statement: To provide the best end-of-life care and rehabilitative care through a family support team that supports patients and families.

 

Illinois Campus Compact (ILCC)

Website: http://www.illinoiscampuscompact.org/

Contact: Kathy Engelken, Executive Director

Phone: 312-362-7693

Fax: 312-362-5671

Email: KENGELKE@depaul.edu

Mission Statement: To support Presidents and their institutional leadership, to actively promote the civic mission of higher education and to engage students, faculty and campuses in collaborative partnerships that promotes civic engagement. Continue to strategically plan and achieve maximum impact of service and civic learning on higher educations’ institutional commitment to responsible citizenship and community building. Sustain an invigorated commitment to providing resources, training and support to institutions of higher education that are developing sustainable partnerships with P-12 schools. Impact the lives of students long beyond their college experience through the training, resources and service that develops citizenship skills, value for democracy and a sense of civic engagement in community.

 

Illinois Coalition for Immigrant & Refugee Rights

Website: www.icirr.org

Contact: Anna Machalski, NADP/Youth Engagement

Phone: 708-712-4647

Email: annamachalski@gmail.com
 
Mission Statement: The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR)  is dedicated to promoting the rights of immigrants and refugees to full and equal participation in the civic, cultural, social and political life of our diverse society. In partnership with our member organizations, the Coalition educates and organizes immigrant and refugee communities to assert their rights; promotes citizenship and civic participation; monitors, analyzes, and advocates on immigrant-related issues; and, informs the general public about the contributions of immigrants and refugees.
 
 
Instituto Del Progreso Latino
 
Website: www.idpl.org
 
Contact: Juanita Negrete
 
Phone: 773-890-0055
 
Email: juanita@idpl.org
 
Mission Statement: Instituto Del Progreso Latino’s mission is to contribute to the fullest development of Latino immigrants and their families through education, training and employment that fosters full participation in the changing United States society while preserving cultural identity and dignity.
 

Junior Achievement of Chicago

Website: www.jachicago.org

Phone : 312-715-1300

Email: info@jachicago.org

Triton College Access to Literacy Program
Phone: 708-456-0300, Ext. 3978

 

Kohl Children's Museum

Website: http://www.kohlchildrensmuseum.org/

Contact: Development Office

Phone: 847-832-6911

Email: development@kohlchildrensmuseum.org

Mission Statement: Become a part of one of the nation’s best children’s museums by assisting us with your volunteer time and service. Since 1985, Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago, a not-for-profit, educational facility, has been dedicated to “hands-on” learning and fostering innovative ways to nurture a love of learning in young children through play, exploration, and discovery. Kohl is one of the few museums in the country that has always focused on early childhood education – the fundamental, critically important learning that occurs from birth to age eight.

Project CARE Plus

Contact: Lisa Simoncelli, Larissa Schwarz, Sue Vitale, Laura Butz

Phone: 630-766-2602 ext. 4101

Mission Statement: Mentors can be high school or college students, business people, or community volunteers. The volunteers provide assistance with some things that students may not have help with at home. The volunteers provide help for students over and above other special services a student may receive from reading specialists. Mentors can create informal and personal interaction to build self-esteem and encourage academic growth at the same time. Students benefit from a close adult/peer role model with someone who is not a family member or classroom teacher.

 

Lisle Township Food Pantry

Website: http://www.lisletownship.com/food-pantry/

Contact: Lois Biggins

Phone: 630-968-2087 ext 16

Mission Statement: The Lisle Township Food Pantry is operated for the benefit of township residents who are in need.  It is our goal that no person goes hungry.  The pantry is staffed by a group of dedicated volunteers.  Some, with over twenty years of service to our township.

 

National Runaway Safeline

Website: www.1800RUNAWAY.org

Contact: Brittany Mabry, Volunteer Coordinator

Phone: 773-289-1726

Email: bmabry@1800RUNAWAY.org

Mission Statement: The mission of the National Runaway Safeline is to help keep America's runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth safe and off the streets.

The mission of the National Runaway Safeline (NRS) is to help keep America’s runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets. - See more at: http://www.1800runaway.org/about/mission_values_history/#sthash.4OvyEH08.dpuf
The mission of the National Runaway Safeline (NRS) is to help keep America’s runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets. - See more at: http://www.1800runaway.org/about/mission_values_history/#sthash.4OvyEH08.dpuf
The mission of the National Runaway Safeline (NRS) is to help keep America’s runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets. - See more at: http://www.1800runaway.org/about/mission_values_history/#sthash.4OvyEH08.dpuf

 

New Moms, Inc.

Website: www.newmomsinc.org

Contact: Emily White Hodge, Director of Operations

Phone: 773-413-3446

Email:contact@newmomsinc.org

Mission Statement: Our mission is to enable, empower, equip, and encourage at-risk adolescent parents and their childrens and with your help, we can break the cycle of poverty and change the future for young homeless and near-homeless families in Chicago.

 

Peace Corps

Website: www.peacecorps.gov

Contact: Rok Teasley, Peace Corps Recruiter

Phone: 312-353-1128

Email: rteasley@peacecorps.gov

Mission Statement: The Peace Corps has been a leader in international development and citizen diplomacy for more than 50 years across more than 139 countries. In an increasingly interdependent world, we tackle challenges that know no borders--such as climate change, pandemic disease, food security, and gender equality and empowerment. Our volunteers learn about leadership, ingenuity, self-reliance and relationship building and become global citizens.

 

SCARCE: School & Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education

Website: http://www.scarceecoed.org/

Contact: Kay McKeen, Director of Staff

Phone: 630-545-9710

Email: ecoed@sbcglobal.net

Mission Statement: Inspire people, through education, to preserve & care for the Earth's natural resources, while working to build sustainable communities. We depend heavily on volunteers to keep our projects going.  We can always use help with the Book Rescue, Tools for Schools, and Super Crayon programs.

 

Student Career Empowerment

Website: www.studentcareerempowerment.org

Contact: Arsemiris galva Batista

Email: galva-batista@agempowerment.org

Mission Statement: Our mission is to serve as a bridge between students and internship sites by creating customized internship experiences.

 

The Volunteer Bay     

Website:http://www.thevolunteerbay.com

Contact: Pedro Carrera, Director

Phone: 224-703-9479

Email: pedro@thevolunteerbay.com

Mission Statement: The Volunteer Bay is an organization that promotes safe travel and responsible volunteering abroad through a collection of vetted volunteer programs and blog narratives. Our mission is to cultivate in travelers our travel and volunteering concept, and immerse them in an inspiring experience of self and global awareness, and creating positive change.

 

Wheeling Township Food Pantry

Website: http://www.wheelingtownship.com/Food-Pantry

Contact: Craig Wleklinski

Phone: 847-259-7730

Email: cwleklinski@wheelingtownship.com

Mission Statement: With the exception of a slight cost for a staff person overseeing the pantry, Wheeling Township's Food Pantry is funded almost entirely with donations from the community -- food items and cash donations are received regularly. We recently tripled the size of the pantry with donated funds and 40 dedicated, hard working volunteers sort the food, keep the shelves stocked, and guide residents through the client choice shopping process. Visit our "Volunteer" site for information on various volunteer opportunities.

 

Y.O.U (Youth Organization Umbrella)

Website: www.youevanston.org

Contact: Brian Williams, Director of Y.O.U. Spartans

Email: brian.williams@youevanston.org

Phone: 847-676-3545 ext. 1355​

Mission Statement: Y.O.U. (Youth Organizations Umbrella, Inc.) is a youth development agency that provides services and leadership to meet the emerging needs of young people and their families in our community.

 

 

            

 

 

 

 

 

Locations
  • CHICAGO DOWNTOWN CAMPUS

    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632
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  • ELGIN

    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (888) 658.8632
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  • NORTH SHORE

    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632
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  • LISLE

    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632
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  • WHEELING

    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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  • FLORIDA (TAMPA)

    Established in 1988 and located in one of the city's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to six classrooms, this location features a conference room, a computer lab with high-speed Internet access, an extensive research library and comfortable student lounges.

    5110 Eisenhower Boulevard Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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  • WISCONSIN

    NLU's Milwaukee campus has a proud history of serving graduate students in education in southeastern Wisconsin. Nearly one in five certified Wisconsin teachers looks to NLU for graduate education programs – more than any other university in the state. In addition to classrooms with high-tech media equipment, the campus offers a state-of-the-art computer lab with wireless Internet access and an extensive IDS research library.

    12000 West Park Place, Suite 100
    Milwaukee, WI 53224-3007
    (414) 577.2658
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