Christian After-school Program help at-risk failing Chicago kids with homework (Englewood Site)


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


8301 S Damen Ave.Chicago, IL 60620
Loving the child - mind, body, soul


Video overview of who we are:

We are a Christian Christ-centered, results-driven, after-school program that helps at-risk youth have abundant life. We are looking for people who love the Lord and love helping kids, to join us in the after-school hours to make a difference for kids.

Students failing in school are recommended to us by principals in the four under-resourced neighborhoods where we have after-school programming. We need volunteers to help us walk alongside the student as we work to enrich their lives-- mind, body, and soul. Come be a part of the solution!

How can you help?

1. Help kids with their homework. Encouraging them and giving them the individual attention they need.

2. Bible study or chapel - teaching them about God and His Word.

3. Be a mentor and encouragement! Building relationships is key!

Programming Days:
Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday
Volunteers choose one day a week (or more) .

Sample Programming Schedule:
3:30-4:00- Students arrive (We provide transportation from school to program
4:00-5:00 - Dinner/Chapel/Bible study
5:00-7:00 - Homework help/tutoring (most help needed here)

One day a week, one hour a day can truly make a difference! We are flexible with what time you come and need to leave!

By The Hand Club Sites locations:

  1. Austin: 415 N. Laramie.

  2. Cabrini Green: 1000 N. Sedgwick

  3. Englewood: 8301 S Damen Ave. (Emmanuel Baptist)

  4. Altgeld Gardens: 13015 S. Ellis Ave

Interested? Want to see what our programming looks like?

Also check our website

How to get started?

1.) Click here, to complete our volunteer application.

2.) Attend a volunteer training. Dustin will contact you after you have applied

If you have any questions, please email Dustin Brewer at
We're looking forward to meeting you! Thank you for considering us!


  • Tutoring
  • General Education
  • Youth Services
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Child Care
  • Reading / Writing

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 12
  • Orientation or Training
  • Once a week for hour or more
  • We are looking for volunteers who are Christ followers as we are faith-based Christian organization.

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