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List of Volunteer-Based Tutor and/or Mentor Orgs in Chicago Region

Help me update this list. I created the Tutor/Mentor Connection (T/MC) in 1993 and the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC (T/MI) in 2011 to help volunteer-based tutor/mentor programs grow in all high poverty neighborhoods of Chicago.

To accomplish this I first had to start building a list of the different organizations in Chicago who offered non-school tutoring/mentoring. You can see the list and search web sites of programs by visiting http://tinyurl.com/TMI-ChiProgramLinks

Since my goal is to draw attention to the different tutoring and/or mentoring programs in the Chicago region, to help attract volunteers and donors to each program, I've created this list of organizations, with their Facebook pages. It's organized by sections of the city and suburbs.

One thing you'll quickly see is that while poverty is growing in the Chicago suburbs, I don't have information about very many organized programs in that area. As you look at this list if you know of programs not included, you can post the name of the organization, tell what part of the region it operates in, and the Facebook page.

The organizations shown in bold face involved more than 100 volunteers. Some have several hundred.  Most don't show the number of volunteers and youth involved on their web sites, so I'm highlighting programs I know to have large numbers.  If you know of others on my list with 100 or more volunteer tutors/mentors involved, please post this information in the comment section. As you browse this list, please let me know if I include organizations that do not offer organized, volunteer-based tutor/mentor programs, or if I'm missing programs that you are aware of.

2020 NOTE: Some organizations have not updated their Facebook pages for a year or longer. If that's the case, look for their website address and view the site to see if the program is providing more current information.  Please inform me if any of these programs no longer offer organized volunteer-based tutoring and/or mentoring or if you know of other groups that I should add to this list.

Chicago North:

Alternatives, Inc. - https://www.facebook.com/AlternativesYouth
Asian Youth Services - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Asian-Youth-Services-AYS/340068292706273
Centro Romero - https://www.facebook.com/centroromero
Changing Worlds - https://www.facebook.com/changingworlds1
Christopher House - https://www.facebook.com/ChristopherHouseChicago
Family Matters Chicago - https://www.facebook.com/familymatterschicago
Girl Forward https://www.facebook.com/GirlForward
Indo-American Center - https://www.facebook.com/IndoAmericanCenter
Inspired Youth - https://www.facebook.com/inspiredyouth?_rdr
Korean-American Community Services - https://www.facebook.com/kacschicago/timeline
Partnership to Educate and Advance Kids (PEAK) - https://www.facebook.com/PEAKChicago
RefugeeOne - https://www.facebook.com/RefugeeOne
Starfish Learning Center - https://www.facebook.com/starfishlc
United Church of Rogers Park - https://www.facebook.com/pages/United-Church-of-Rogers-Park/141720439184416
Vietnamese Association of Illinois - https://www.facebook.com/VietnameseAssociationOfIllinois
Youth Outreach Services - https://www.facebook.com/youthoutreachservices

Chicago Central

Ace Mentor Program - https://www.facebook.com/ACEMentorChicago
BBF Family Services - https://www.facebook.com/BBFFamilyServices/
Black Star Project - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Black-Star-Project/98927762814?fref=ts
Breakthrough Urban Ministries - https://www.facebook.com/BreakthroughChicago
BUILD Chicago - https://www.facebook.com/BUILD Chicago
Camp of Dreams - https://www.facebook.com/campofdreams
Casa Central - https://www.facebook.com/CasaCentralSocialServices/
Chicago LAMP - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chicago-LAMP/471711769613738
Chicago Lights - https://www.facebook.com/chicagolights
Chicago Scholars - https://www.facebook.com/ChicagoScholarsFoundation?ref=sgm
Chicago Tutoring Connection (was Cabrini Connections) - https://www.facebook.com/ChicagoTutoringConnection/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED&fref=nf
Circle Urban Ministries - https://www.facebook.com/CircleUrban
Cluster Tutoring Program - https://www.facebook.com/ClusterTutoring?fref=nf
Community Building Tutors - https://www.facebook.com/cbtutors
Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Daniel-Murphy-Scholarship-Fund/57067441641
Erie Neighborhood House - https://www.facebook.com/ErieNeighborhoodHouse
Mercy Home for Boys & Girls - https://www.facebook.com/mercyhome
Girls on the Run - https://www.facebook.com/gotrchicago
Highsight - https://www.facebook.com/HighSightChicago
Horizons for Youth - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Horizons-for-Youth/84502079904
Inroads - https://www.facebook.com/pages/INROADS-Inc/24837600827
High Jump Chicago - https://www.facebook.com/highjumpchi
Life Directions - https://www.facebook.com/LifeDirectionsUSA?fref=ts
Midtown Education Foundation - https://www.facebook.com/midtownmetro
New Life Centers - https://www.facebook.com/NewLifeCenters
Pitch-In, Wood Family Foundation - https://www.facebook.com/WoodFamilyFoundation
Polished Pebbles - https://www.facebook.com/polishedpebbles
Project YES, AmeriCorps - https://www.facebook.com/ACProjectYES?fref=ts
Off The Street Club - https://www.facebook.com/OTSC
Tutoring Chicago - https://www.facebook.com/TutoringChicago
UCAN - https://www.facebook.com/UCANChicagoland
Umoja Student Development Corporation - https://www.facebook.com/umojacorporation
Union League Boys & Girls Clubs - https://www.facebook.com/UnionLeagueBoysGirlsClubs?ref=hl
Young Chicago Authors - https://www.facebook.com/YoungChicagoAuthors
Youth Service Project - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Youth-Service-Project/245115743727


Chicago South Central

Central Gads Hill Center - https://www.facebook.com/gadshillcenter
Holy Cross-Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish - https://www.facebook.com/HCIHM
Hyde Park Art Center - https://www.facebook.com/HydeParkArtCenter?ref=nf
Knights of Omega Mentoring - https://www.facebook.com/Knights-of-Omega-Mentoring-109228439143953/
Link Unlimited - https://www.facebook.com/pages/LINK-Unlimited/95414581148
Project Exploration - https://www.facebook.com/projectexploration
Project Vision - https://www.facebook.com/PVchicago
South Central Community Services - https://www.facebook.com/sccsinc
Splash!Chicago - https://www.facebook.com/splashchicago
The Princess Within Foundation - https://www.facebook.com/theprincesswithinfoundation
Union Impact Center - https://www.facebook.com/unionimpactcenter
Universidad Popular - https://www.facebook.com/UPLatinCenter

Chicago South

Aspirations of Life - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aspirations-of-Life/115036691910912
Center for Community Development - https://www.facebook.com/Center-for-Community-Development-NFP-68736357155/
Centro Comunitario Juan Diego - https://www.facebook.com/ccjd1994
Changing Life Education Initiative - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Changing-Life-Education-Initiative-Inc/117359971634672
City Incite - https://www.facebook.com/cityincite
Diamonds in the Rough - https://www.facebook.com/diamondintheroughinc
Family Focus - https://www.facebook.com/familyfocus.org?ref=hl
Gary Comer Youth Center - https://www.facebook.com/garycomeryouthcenter
Girls of Grace Youth Center - https://www.facebook.com/girlsofgraceyouthcenter
Inner City Ministry of Cru – Chicago - https://www.facebook.com/CruInnerCityCHI
Imagine Englewood - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Imagine-Englewood-If/146795256702
Instituto del Progreso Latino - https://www.facebook.com/Instituto1977
K.L.E.O. Community Center - https://www.facebook.com/K.L.E.O.CommunityCenter
Kids Off the Block - https://www.facebook.com/dianekob?fref=ts
Project SynCERE - https://www.facebook.com/ProjectSyncere
SGA Youth & Family Services - https://www.facebook.com/sgayouth
The Ark of St. Sabina - https://www.facebook.com/thearkofstsabina?_rdr=p


MultiSite Locations/Hosts of Community Based Mentoring in Chicago

100 Black Men of Chicago - https://www.facebook.com/100BMC
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago - https://www.facebook.com/BBBSChi
Big Shoulders Fund - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Shoulders-Fund/43345319675
Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago - https://www.facebook.com/BGCChi
Chicago Youth Centers - https://www.facebook.com/chicagoyouthcenters
Communities in Schools – Chicago - https://www.facebook.com/cischicago
Connecting Chicago - https://www.facebook.com/connectingchicagoinfo
Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago - https://www.facebook.com/GirlScoutsGCNWI
Girl Forward - https://www.facebook.com/GirlForward
Girls Rule! - https://www.facebook.com/GirlsRuleUSA?fref=photo
JumpStart - https://www.facebook.com/Jumpstartkids
LaunchU - https://www.facebook.com/ChiLaunchU?ref=hl
Metropolitan Family Services - https://www.facebook.com/MetroFamChicago
Pursue Scholars - https://www.facebook.com/pursuescholars
Reading in Motion - https://www.facebook.com/ReadinginMotion
The LUV Institute - https://www.facebook.com/luvinstitute
Urban Alliance - https://www.facebook.com/UrbanAlliance
World Sport Chicago - https://www.facebook.com/worldsportchi
Working in the Schools - https://www.facebook.com/witschicago
Year UP Chicago - https://www.facebook.com/yearup
YMCA of Metro Chicago - https://www.facebook.com/YMCAChicago
Youth Guidance - https://www.facebook.com/youthguidance.chicago


Chicago North Suburbs

College Bound Opportunities - https://www.facebook.com/CBO4Success
Literature for All of Us - https://www.facebook.com/LiteratureforAllofUs
McGaw YMCA – Project SOAR - https://www.facebook.com/mcgawYMCA
YMCA Omni Youth Services - https://www.facebook.com/OMNIyouth
Schuler Scholar Program - https://www.facebook.com/schulerprogram
Youth Organizations Umbrella - https://www.facebook.com/youevanston
The Bridge Youth and Family Services - https://www.facebook.com/BridgeYouthFamilyServices

Chicago West Suburbs

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Will & Grundy County - https://www.facebook.com/bbbswillgrundy
Bremen Youth Services - https://www.facebook.com/bremenyouthservices?fref=ts
The Bridge Communities - https://www.facebook.com/bridge.communities?fref=nf&pnref=story
Kids Above All (was ChildServ) - https://www.facebook.com/KidsAboveAll/
The Fig Factor Foundation - https://www.facebook.com/TheFigFactor/
Metropolitan Family Services - https://www.facebook.com/MetroFamChicago


Chicago South Suburbs

IMPACT Family Center - https://www.facebook.com/pages/IMPACT-Family-Center/75507774812
Jones Memorial Community Center - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jones-Memorial-Community-Center/322740707831197
North South Foundation - https://www.facebook.com/NorthSouthFoundation

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