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ORGANIZATION: HFS Chicago Scholars


HFS Chicago Scholars is a local Chicago nonprofit organization that supports the educational aspirations of underserved high school students throughout the community. Through our educational excellence, college readiness & lifelong mentorship programs, we give our kids the tools to thrive in and out of the classroom. We are looking for dedicated volunteers, who believe in the power of education, to work one-on-one with scholars. We ask a 2 school year committment from our mentors, with the option to follow your mentee throughout their whole high school journey.

Volunteers must be primarily located in Chicago and hold some sort of college degree. Please contact Director of Mentor Relations, Ilyssa Haner, at if you have specific questions. Interested parties will receive a follow-up email to schedule a virtual meeting.

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About HFS Chicago Scholars


1137 West Taylor Street, #201, Chicago, IL 60607, US

Mission Statement

HFS Chicago Scholars assists economically disadvantaged Chicago inner-city high school students who show academic and leadership promise achieve their educational goals by providing financial assistance and mentoring.


We provide the following to our scholars:

  • financial assistance to attend top Chicago private high schools;
  • Academic Directors dedicated to each high school class and one-on-one mentors;
  • four-year written commitment specifying performance expectations;
  • college visits, selection and admissions support

Our scholars respond to the opportunity by working hard to achieve success and unlock their long-term potential. Their achievements are astounding:

  • On average, over 80% of our scholars make the honor roll of the top schools in the city.
  • Our scholars are school leaders, serving as class officers, team captains and club presidents, and annually give over 1,500 hours to community service.
  • 100% of our graduates are accepted to and attend top colleges and universities, such as Harvard, University of Illinois - Champaign, Loyola University, University of Michigan, Indiana University, Drake University, Loras College, and the University of Notre Dame.
  • Our high school graduates include three valedictorians of three of the city's top schools.


Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Community, Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


1019 S May StreetChicago, IL 60607



  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Youth Services
  • Life Coaching
  • Networking
  • Relationship Building


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-3 hours a month
  • college degree, Chicago-based

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