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Upcoming Events: CEC & NLU

If you have any questions for any of the CEC events, contact the Civic Engagement Center at 847-947-5069 or email

2016 Past CEC Events

Student Veterans of America (SVA) Volunteer Opportunity

Strong event needs strong volunteers like you. Volition America Half Marathon and 5K event

The NLU-SVA Chapter is recruiting volunteers for our Volition America volunteer team. Come support our veterans and military families.

When: Sunday, September, 11, Grant Park, 7:00am-2:00pm.

All Volition America volunteers will receive a complimentary event shirt, beverages and snacks.

Volunteers: Contact

To Register to run:

SVA NLU flyer

Annual Holiday Food Drive: Coming October 2016

 Box of Food


CRFC: 2016 Annual Conference for Teachers in Civics, Law & Government

Sponsored by the Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago

When: Friday, October 28, 2016

Time: 8:00am - 2:30pm

Where: Holiday Inn Chicago West, 860 West Irving Park Road, Itasca, IL 60143

CRFC's 27th Annual Conference is a one-of-a-kind working conference that brings together teachers, professors, lawyers, judges, civic leaders, cultural institution scholars, civic education specialists, and others to highlight best practices for teaching young people awareness of the law, the legal system, and their rights and responsibilities as engaged citizens. The conference features a morning of content-intensive breakout sessions, lunch banquet ideal for networking, and Nicholas Stephanopoulos from UIC Law School as keynote speaker discussing issues germane to election law & reform.

Register at & contact Dee Runaas for more information at 

Weekly Volunteer Opportunities

Anixter Center's Jack Ehrlich Literacy Program

We need Volunteer Literacy Tutors!!!!!!!!

Tutor adults w/disabilities. Over 20 years ago, Anixter Center realized literacy was essential in its efforts to enhance the lives of people w/disabilities. To answer that need, Anixter Center created the first and only Chicago area free literacy program that focuses on the unique needs of individuals w/disabilities. Our curriculum takes literacy & tutoring beyond books and into the lives of its participants. We are always looking for dedicated volunteers to meet with adult learners for 1 hour each week. For more information, contact Roxanne Roosey at or 773-929-8200 x 239.

Harbor Light Hospice

Welcome to Harbor Light Hospice of Illinois. We're here to provide care & comfort to patients, family, and friends during the final stages of a terminal illness. We provide a range of onsite and offsite hospice services including palliative care, bereavement & spiritual support and respite care. We provide a range of hospice services at home, in skilled nursing facilities and at assisted living centers including palliative care, bereavement & spiritual support and respite care. With the help of volunteers, hospice provides care and to over one million people and their families every year. The functions of a hospice volunteer vary to meet the needs of persons living with severe illness or debilitation. In addition, a volunteer may offer support through community outreach, fundraising, or office work. Hospice provides training to all volunteers, thus ensuring that each is prepared to fulfill the tasks required of them. Depending on a volunteer's function in the organization, training may vary in length, but in general all volunteers will be instructed in the following:

Hospice volunteers help in more ways than you might think. Some of the compassionate services they provide can include:

Not all hospice volunteers deal primarily with patient care, they also help out in the office doing any of the following:

Hospice staff will ask you to complete an application form, possibly provide a current resume and references, and after that, you're training can begin!

PAWS Chicago (Pets Are Worth Saving)

Volunteers are the life force of PAWS Chicago. They touch every aspect of our operations and provide the highest-quality care for our pets. This work enables us to magnify our impact and save more lives. Last year, our volunteers donated enough hours to equal the work of 50 full-time employees.

By joining PAWS Chicago’s team of dedicated volunteers, you’ll build strong relationships with other like-minded volunteers, the animal-loving community, and of course, the animals themselves. Working together, we will build a No Kill community where all healthy and treatable pets are saved.

Working with Animals

No matter your experience level, you have the opportunity to provide hands-on care for the dogs, puppies, cats and kittens of Dog Town and Kitty City. You will play with these animals, socialize them, assist with training, keep their space clean, provide adoption support and much more. As you gain more experience, you will work with dogs and cats that need more specialized help. Every day is different and every minute makes a difference. It all starts by becoming a Dog Town Level 1 Volunteer or a Kitty City Level 1 Volunteer.

Working with People

Saving animals depends on people. People who help rescue, foster, adopt and share information about pet homelessness with their friends and family. If you enjoy helping families find the perfect pet for them and being part of that milestone moment, there are plenty of opportunities for you. Our Dog Town Level 1 and Kitty City Level 1 volunteers help potential adopters meet our homeless pets and navigate the adoption process. Our Adoption Counselors work with families looking to adopt, ensuring they have the tools and information to successfully transition their new pet to their home. Our Welcome Desk Volunteers provide outstanding customer service to our visitors, ensuring everyone has a great experience from the second they step through our doors. And our Family Services Program Volunteers help ensure volunteers under 18 and their families have a great experience as well.

Join the fun today—and make a difference—by signing up for an orientation.


    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Established in 1988 and located in one of Tampa's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to its classrooms, the National Louis University Tampa Regional Center features a computer lab, student lounges, and conference room.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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