COMMUNITY 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.

 

ALLIANCE FOR THE GREAT LAKES

Website: http://www.greatlakes.org

Contact: Olga Lyandres, PhD, Reseach Manager

Phone: 312-445-9749

Email: olyandres@greatlakes.org

Mission Statement: Our mission at the Alliance for the Great Lakes is to conserve and restore the world's largest freshwater resource using policy, education and local efforts, ensuring a healthy Great Lakes and clean water for generations of people and wildlife. The Alliance for the Great Lakes values the diversity inherent in the ecological and human communities that it serves. To fulfill our mission to protect and restore the Great Lakes for all generations, we work to be inclusive of all people regardless of age, race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, family status, spirituality, education, geographic location, social and economic class, and physical and mental ability.

 

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY

Website: http://www.cancer.org

Contact: Samantha Kuderna, Community Manager

Phone: 630-932-1151 Ext. 233

Email: samantha.kuderna@cancer.org

Mission Statement: Together with our millions of supporters, the American Cancer Society (ACS) saves lives by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back. The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has regional and local offices throughout the country that support 11 geographical Divisions and ensure we have a presence in every community. 

 

ARTIFICE

Website: http://www.artificechicago.org

Contact: Adam Hammond, Director of Education

Email: artificechicago@gmail.com

Mission Statement: Artifice is a Woodlawn-based organization with a bold new approach to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education. We seek to use project-based, hands-on learning to endow participants with the tech and entrepreneurial skills, specifically, that will make them the masters of their own destiny. Using the skills they learn at the center to create community-based social enterprises, enabling them to build their skillsets, portfolios, and even businesses, all while benefitting the community. Ultimately, we hope to combine tech and entrepreneurial competencies in a way that will sustainably raise the economic and educational prospects of the neighborhood and surrounding areas.

 

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 C.A.R.E. 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: Michelle Faherty, Volunteer & Family Processing Specialist

Phone: 312-207-4227

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.

 

BROADWAY YOUTH CENTER (BYC)

Website: http://www.howardbrown.org

Contact: Tanya Fink, Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator

Phone: 773-388-1600

Email: Tanyaf@howardbrown.org

Mission Statement: Howard Brown Health Center exists to eliminate the disparities in health care experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people through research, education, and the provision of services that promote health and wellness.

 

CASA CENTRAL (YOUTH OPPORTUNITIES UNLIMITED)

Website: http://www.casacentral.org

Contact: Flynn Doran, Service Project Development Leader

Phone: 773-645-2465

Email: fdoran@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.

 

CHICAGO HOPES FOR KIDS

Website: http://www.chicagohopesforkids.org

Contact: Patricia Rivera

Phone: 224-595-4482

Email: pat.c.rivera@gmail.com

Mission Statement: Chicago HOPES for Kids began in 2006 as an initiative of the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Department of Educational Support for Students in Temporary Living Situations (STLS). The STLS Department created Chicago HOPES to provide students with additional support outside of the classroom and empower students to succeed academically despite the challenges of homelessness.

 

CHILDREN'S ONCOLOGY SERVICES

Website: http://www.onestepcamp.org

Contact: Jill Kulbok Carlson

Phone: 312-924-4220

Email: jkulbok@hotmail.com

Mission Statement: Children's Oncology Services, Inc. believes that a diagnosis of cancer should not prevent a child from experiencing the simple joys of childhood. Through our One Step programs, we offer camp experiences and other programs throughout the year that allow children with cancer to just be kids. Our programs offer fun, friendship and support in a safe and nurturing environment.

 

COOL CLASSICS!

Website: http://coolclassicschicago.org

Contact: Mara Tapp

Phone: 773-327-4544

Email: mtapp@coolclassicschicago.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: Sarah Wright, Volunteer Coordinator

Phone: 773-271-8163 x 28

Email: volunteers@ccolife.org

Contact: Mindy Taylor, Community Development

Phone: 773-506-6396 x12

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 & 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 x4680

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: https://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 A GREATER ELGIN PANTRY

Website: http://www.foodforgreaterelgin.org

Contact: Michelle Frampton, Community Outreach Manager

Phone: 847-931-9330 x306

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 http://www.gadshillcenter.org

Contact: Bryan Stokes, Program Director

Phone: 312-226-0963 ext 225

Email: bstokes@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: http://www.girlsinthegame.org

Contact: Meg Horgan, Development Director

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: http://www.hospiceadvantage.net

Contact: Kayleigh Avello, Volunteer Coordinator

Phone: 847-488-0512

Email: Kavello@hospiceadvantage.net

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: Natalie Furlett, Executive Director

Phone: 312-362-7693

Fax: 312-362-5671

Email: nfurlett@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: http://www.icirr.org

Contact: Celina Villanueva, NADP/Youth Engagement Program Manager

Phone: 312-344-2222

Email: cvillanueva@icirr.org

Mission Statement: The ICIRR is dedicated to promoting the rights of immigrants & refugees to full & equal participation in the civic, cultural, social & political life of our diverse society. In partnership with our member organizations, the Coalition educated & organizes immigrant & refugee communities to assert their rights; promotes citizenship & civic participation; monitors, analyzes & advocates on immigrant-related issues; & informs the general public about the contributions of immigrants & refugees.

 
INSITUTO DEL PROGRESO LATINO
 
Website: http://www.idpl.org
 
Contact: Juanita Negrete
 
Phone: 773-890-0055
 
Email: juanita@idpl.org
 
Mission Statement: IDPL's mission is to contribute to the fullest development of Latino immigrants & their families through education, training, & employment that fosters full participation in the changing United States society while preserving cultural identity & dignity.

 
JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF CHICAGO
 
Website: http://www.jachicago.org
 
Phone : 312-715-1300

Email: info@jachicago.org

Triton College Access to Literacy Program
Phone: 708-456-0300 x3978

Mission Statement: We give young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. Our corporate and community volunteers deliver relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. JA programs empower students to make a connection between what they learn in school and how it can be applied in the real world – enhancing the relevance of their classroom learning and increasing their understanding of the value of staying in school.

 

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.

 

LAKEVIEW PANTRY

Website: http://www.lakeviewpantry.org

Contact: Lothar Greski, Community Outreach Coordinator

Phone: 773-525-1777 x12

Email: volunteers@lakeviewpantry.org

Mission Statement: Our mission is to eliminate hunger in our community by: providing food to fill the basic need of hungry people, increasing the independence of our clients through self-help initiatives and other innovative programs, and raising awareness of hunger and poverty and working towards solutions to eliminate them.

 

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.

 

MARILLAC ST. VINCENT FAMILY SERVICES

Website: http://www.marillacstvincent.org

Contact: Sister Mary Gilbart

Phone: 312-943-6776

Email: foodpantry@marillacstvincent.org

Mission Statement: As stewards of the Vincentian spirit, Marillac St. Vincent Family Services is committed to strengthening and empowering those most in need to reach their greatest potential.We fulfill our mission through quality child care and early childhood education, after-school programs, comprehensive services to isolated seniors, programs for pregnant and parenting teens and outreach to at-risk families and individuals.

 

NATIONAL RUNAWAY SAFELINE

Website: http://www.1800runaway.org

Contact: Becca Bowlin, Volunteer Coordinator

Phone: 773-289-1726

Email: rbowlin@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: http://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.

 

PARTNERSHIPS IN EDUCATION & SERVICES (P.I.E.S.)

Website: http://www.partnershipsineducation.org

Contact: Karen Roth

Phone: 773-234-6623

Email: pieservicelearning@gmail.com

Mission Statement: We at PIEs recognize that learning environments are centers of community growth and civic development. We support teachers, families, and children while serving communities through partnerships with underserved schools. Rebuilding Neighborhoods One School at a Time.

 
PEACE CORPS
 
 
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.

 

PRESBYTERIAN HOMES

Website: http://www.presbyterianhomes.org

Contact: Pat Fiorio, Director of Resident Services

Phone: 847-866-1664

Email: pfiorio@presbyterianhomes.org

Mission Statement: We are five continuing care retirement communities in Chicago’s North Shore and Northwest Suburbs. Every Presbyterian Homes community offers peace of mind with our guarantee of continued residence, meaning that you will never have to leave your home or your newfound friends because of onforeseen circumstances that prevent you from being able to pay. With the rising cost of care, this commitment ensures that your future needs can be met, providing you more flexibility without the worry or burden.

 

SAINT JOSEPH SERVICES

Website: http://www.stjosephservices.org

Contact: James Escortt, Volunteer Coordinator

Phone: 773-278-0484

Email: jescortt@stjosephservices.org

Mission Statement: As stewards of the Vincentian Spirit, our mission is to serve and support families and individuals at risk, partnering with them to strengthen and develop their values and talents to reach their full potential.

 

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.

 

SU CASA CATHOLIC WORKER COMMUNITY

Website: http://www.sucasacw.org

Contact: Volunteer Coordinator

Phone: 773-376-9263

Email: sucasacw@gmail.com

Mission Statement: Su Casa is a house of hospitality in the Catholic Worker tradition that provides a space of healing and hope to displaced Latino families and serves a warm meal to the surrounding community three days a week. Responding to the Gospel call to compassionate action, we are committed to a simple, non-violent lifestyle as we live and work among the poor.

 

THE FIELD MUSEUM

Website: http://www.fieldmuseum.org

Contact: Aimee Davis, Volunteer & Public Learning Experience Administrator

Phone: 312-665-7539

Email: adavis2@fieldmuseum.org

Mission Statement: The Field Museum inspires curiosity about life on Earth while exploring how the world came to be and how we can make it a better place.  We invite visitors, students, educators and scientists from around the world on a journey of scientific discovery.

 

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: http://youevanston.org

Contact: Rebecca Moore, HR Coordinator

Email: rebecca.moore@youevanston.org,

Phone: 847-866-1200 ext. 223

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 has a proud history of serving graduate students in southeastern Wisconsin. We currently offer all Wisconsin residents online programs in non-licensure education as well as a variety of business-related degrees.

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