Become a Chicago Lights Tutor and do life-changing work!
Building brighter futures.
Dynamic youth development and social services for all
Chicago Lights builds brighter futures for Chicago’s youth and adults through supportive relationships and life-changing programs.
We partner with Chicago’s youth and adults in mentoring, community services, academic support, career development, and arts education.
Empowering Chicago’s Youth
We offer comprehensive programming for youth to help them unleash their potential – because everyone deserves a bright future.
We help adults pursue and reach their goals toward achieving greater stability. Our food, clothing, housing, and other resources help build healthy and fulfilling lives.
Social Service Center
Self-development through supportive services
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At Chicago Lights, we meet people where they are and build trust and true connection, partnering with thousands of students and adults as they pursue their goals and lead fulfilling lives.
PEOPLE SERVED PER YEAR
PEOPLE SERVED SINCE 1964
You can help change lives
We believe everyone deserves access to the resources they need to thrive.
Build brighter futures. Change lives. Volunteer with Chicago Lights!
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Every dollar you give goes directly toward empowering youth and adults.