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Chicago HOPES for Kids

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Homeless & Housing


641 W. Lake St.Suite 200Chicago, IL 60661 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Unstable housing situations can affect a student's ability to succeed academically. Chicago HOPES for Kids intervenes with academic support and caring, committed volunteers to help overcome the effects of homelessness. For more information about Chicago HOPES for Kids, please visit our website at


Chicago HOPES for Kids operates on a semester system with opportunities for students to attend sessions four days per week for 60-90 minutes per session throughout the Fall and Spring. The general focus of the program is literacy and homework assistance, with volunteer tutors providing academic support to homeless K-6 students living in the shelters. Each session is facilitated by a site coordinator who serves as the tutor supervisor and a liaison between Chicago HOPES for Kids and the shelter & students' parents. In addition, Chicago HOPES for Kids hosts enrichment partners that provide art, music, personal development, science and other fun, educational activities for the students several times throughout the semester.

Check out the details in the upper right hand corner for open volunteer positions!


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by a j. (August 19, 2010)
Chicago HOPES is a great organization to volunteer for! While at times, working with the students in the shelters can be challenging, it's also extremely rewarding. The students look forward to seeing the tutors each week. I also know that I'm providing a stability in the student's life that may not exist otherwise. Plus, anyone can do this! You don't have to have a background in education or previous tutoring experience, I didn't! The staff at Chicago HOPES is passionate about what they do and many of them are volunteers (through AmeriCorps) themselves!

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