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Universidad Popular

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Computers & Technology
  • Education & Literacy
  • Women


2801 S. Hamlin Ave.3702 W. 60th St.Chicago, IL 60623 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Universidad Popular's mission is to reach community empowerment through participatory learning. Universidad popular works in partnership with neighborhood residents and organizations to transform their lives and ultimately, the community.


Universidad Popular (UP) Universidad Popular opens its door and provides the resources for community residents to become actively engaged in community empowerment. UP’s mission is to reach community empowerment through participatory learning. UP is dedicated to teaching within context that facilitates growth as human beings and contributes to the movement for social justice in Chicago’s Little Village, Chicago Lawn and throughout the world. Volunteering at UP provides a unique learning and hands-on educational experience. Our volunteers enjoy the exposure to the local cuisine, opportunity to practice Spanish, and participation in many cultural events.


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by Miguel A. from Chicago, IL (February 18, 2015)
Universidad Popular was the first organization I volunteered with in Chicago and I couldn't have had a better experience! The volunteer coordinator at the time connected me with a small group of English Language Learners and being to sit down with them to discuss the issues that are most important to their lives while helping them learn English was one of the most rewarding experiences I've had. Volunteering with Universidad Popular has been one of the best decisions I've made in my life. I continue to be involved with the organization and have had the chance to not only teach English, but also tutor youth, facilitate group discussions about education and lead community peace campaigns and youth social justice projects.

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