We envision a thriving community, filled with lifelong learners, where every voice is valued. Our mission is to develop the whole person, cultivating within each of our students a desire to learn, and equipping them through mentoring, one-on-one teaching, and play.
LivingWorks seeks to foster development of the whole child--mind, body and spirit--by providing academic support and extra-curricular enrichment to children and youth through one-on-one tutoring and mentoring, empowering them to become confident life-long learners and engaged community members with the resources to pursue their dreams. LivingWorks is uniquely positioned to meet the needs of the youth in the diverse Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago and has a long, proven track record of doing so. It pioneered the first after-school program to support the academic, social, and emotional needs of the students at Joyce Kilmer Elementary School in 1996 and has been carrying the torch ever since then.