Refugee Youth Mentoring - Greater Grand Crossing

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Heartland Alliance Refugee and Immigrant Community Services (RICS)

What? Build a relationship and meet regularly with a newly arrived refugee youth. Assist with homework, learning English, adapting to the United States, and growing up into healthy young adults! We are looking for mentors who will be flexible, consistent, comfortable working with English language learners, and sensitive to economic hardships, cultural humility, and race.

Individuals who identify as immigrant, refugee, or asylee are strongly encouraged to apply.

When? Meet for at least four hours per month with at least two sessions per month. Since our youth are in school, sessions are typically in the evenings or on weekends.

Where? Home near 75th and South Cottage Grove


  • Must commit to mentoring for at least one full year, which starts when you are matched with your mentee.
  • Must meet with your mentee at least twice a month for at least four hours per month and communicate all mentoring activities and report hours monthly to Heartland staff.
  • Must complete fingerprinting for an Illinois State Police and FBI background checks. The cost for this is roughly $65 and must be covered by the mentor.
  • Must be screened through the National Sex Offenders Public Website and the Illinois Child Abuse & Neglect Tracking System.
  • Must complete an online training on recognizing and reporting child abuse.

6 More opportunities with Heartland Alliance Refugee and Immigrant Community Services (RICS)

Children & Youth Community Immigrants & Refugees


Mon Apr 01, 2019 - Tue Oct 01, 2019


7424 S Evans AveChicago, IL 60619






  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Mentors commit to 4 hours a month (at least 2 visits) for 1 year
  • Must attend orientation, complete DCFS Mandated Reporter training, $65 background check

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