Many students use their academic skills and life experience with local communities. You can:
There are great organizations near campus and around the city that need tutors and mentors – the list below is just a start.
Neighborhood Schools Program (NSP)
Location: Office is on campus; schools are throughout the surrounding neighborhoods
Transportation: For sites beyond walking distance, NSP offers van transportation to and from schools
Opportunities: Classroom support and tutoring for all grades at schools throughout the area.
Gary Comer Youth Center
Location: 71st and Ingleside
Transportion: #4 bus
Opportunity: Tutoring for 1, 2, or 3-hour periods Monday through Thursday, 3-6 pm.
Location: 1919 W. Cullerton – in Pilsen Neighborhood
Transportation: Pink Line
Phone: 312.226.0963, ext. 286
Opportunities: Volunteers are needed as E.S.L. (English as a Second Language) tutors, to help with after-school programs in drama and music, health, sports, and journalism, and as tutors/mentors for kids ages 12-18.
Location: 5001 S. Ellis
Transportation: Walking distance
Contact: Lizzy Boosalis, firstname.lastname@example.org
Opportunity: Tutoring for grades 1-12. Mon. 6:30-8:00, Tues.-Fri. 3:00-5:00, and Sat. 10:00-noon.
Location: On campus
Phone: 312.565.0257, ext. 223
Commitment: Two hours per week for most programs, one time general training session required of new volunteers
Opportunities: Both weekly and weekend reading, tutoring, and mentoring programs for kids pre-K through high school.
Don’t see what you’re looking for? Contact the University Community Service Center to find the perfect opportunity for you.