Now accepting volunteer applications for our summer program!


Our summer program provides literacy support and enrichment for children at the shelters to prevent academic regression. Program meets 4 days a week for two hours and includes: Nutrition, Art, Music, Around the World and STEM activities. 


The program takes place in one of our partnering shelters for a designated two-hours, Monday-Thursday. We ask that volunteers select a site and consistent day of the week that they will volunteer for the entirety of the program semester. Through your commitment, you will build stronger relationships with the students we serve.


-Must be at least 18 years old and hold a high school diploma or GED
-Must attend a two hour mandatory training session
-Must pass a background check
-Must be comfortable working with multiple students in an occasionally fast-paced environment
-Must commit to one session (2 hours) per week for the duration of the semester

Shelter Sites & Times

South Side Locations

- Englewood, Primo Center 

6214 S. Sangamon St.

3:30-5:30 PM

- Back of the Yard, Su Casa / You Can Make It 

5045 S Laflin St. 

4-6 PM

- South Shore, Ridgeland


West Side Locations

- Austin, SRHAC

501 N. Central Ave

3:30-5:30 PM

- North Lawndale, Homan Center

1609 S. Homan 




North Side Locations

- Uptown, Cornerstone 

4628 N. Clifton Ave

5-7 PM