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Is it really time to start thinking about back to school preparations already? It would appear so, especially with the CPS students beginning classes August 22nd this year! We are excited to be partnering with Amazon in the Community this year to provide backpacks to our students stuffed with the supplies that they will need for a successful school year.
Hard to believe we are halfway through another HOPES summer! So far we have taken field trips to the Museum of Science and Industry, and the Field Museum with a few other trips to the Art Institute coming up before the summer is done!
Affordability Crisis: The Link Between Gentrification and Homelessness
By: Stephanie Salgado,
AmeriCorps State and National Member
Chicago's public image is that of a powerhouse in the global economy, with explosive food, culture, and captivating skyscrapers. However, much like other mega-cities, this ideal characterization of Chicago fails to capture the lives of over 58,000 Chicagoans experiencing homelessness as of 2019. For many, there are no other options but to stay at a shelter or double up in someone else’s residence.
As we reach the mid-way point in our summer programming, we would love to highlight one of our dedicated volunteers who helps make program all that much easier! Carrie Jackson is one of our beloved volunteers, helping out with summer K-5 programming on the upper North Side. She is originally from Chicago and now calls Evanston her home.
We started our Summer 2022 Program on June 27th and have had a great time! Our students have been engaging with literacy through reading various books and activities! Our enrichment partners have also been key to our program, and we can't wait to see what else is in store for us! Here are some snapshots of our summer so far!
Field Trip Highlight:
We Visited The Museum of Science and Industry!
We had so much fun on our trip to the Museum of Science and Industry this month! Our students and their families had the opportunity to not only see cool exhibits, but also to interact with many of them! Be on the lookout for the rest of our summer field trips!
We Are Collecting Snacks for the Students We Serve!
We are in need of snack donations to supply our students at program!
To view a list of what we are accepting, click here. You can schedule a snack drop off at our office by emailing email@example.com
You can also donate directly through our Amazon Wishlist here.
Join Our HOPES Associate Board!
Looking for a way to support students experiencing homelessness in Chicago? The HOPES Associate Board is perfect for young professionals seeking to fundraise and bring public awareness to our mission through networking and planning exciting events like happy hours, fun runs, and more!
Interested in working with students experiencing
We are recruiting for multiple AmeriCorps VISTAs to serve with Chicago HOPES for Kids from 8/15/2022-8/14/2023! We are also recruiting for various AmeriCorps State & National Member roles (full-time and part-time available, serving an average of 10-25 hours per week).
If you have questions, please reach out to our Volunteer Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark your calendars! We are hosting a virtual info session on Wednesday, August 3rd from 4 PM - 5 PM.
We hope you will join us in learning more about Chicago HOPES for Kids, our mission, and after school framework as well as raising awareness to the issues of homelessness here in Chicago and nationwide! This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to get involved or find out more about how they can help us empower the lives of youth through education. Open to all! Register here.
We Will Be at the Following Community Events! Hope You Can Join Us!
W.O.W. Literary Festival
Saturday, July 30
11AM - 5PM