By: Michael Shannon O’Keefe
Apr 9, 2018
Midwest sensibilities paired with Big City living makes Chicago a unique fusion of people, economies, and cultures. The Windy City is home to an impressive amount of recreation centers, museums, parks, and social spaces. These public institutions foster such a strong sense of community involvement and activity, it's little wonder that Chicago holds strong national appeal.
Yet some of Chicago’s most valuable citizens, its children, aren’t always reached by a consistent economic rise or other indicators of progress. Even though Chicago's government offices and nationally renowned institutions have teams of community organizers working to ensure a better future for our kids, it's a self-evident truth that a city is only as strong as its people. Fortunately, ChiTown is chock-full of selfless individuals more than willing to lend a helping hand where it matters most.
ConsumersAdvocate.org would like to introduce you to our top choices for youth-oriented organizations that are committed, day-in and day-out, to fostering and developing Chicago's youth. These are the people doing the hard work. These are the organizations (some large, some small, all in need of help), that are strengthening Chicago at its foundation, and providing aid where it's most needed.
Through my education, I didn't just develop skills, I didn't just develop the ability to learn, but I developed confidence. -Michelle Obama