Black lives matter to Chicago Lights.
Our mission is to build brighter futures for Chicago’s youth and adults through supportive relationships and life-changing programs.
Chicago Lights believes that every person should have access to the resources they need to overcome economic and social inequality and achieve their dreams.
The Presbyterian denomination maintains a legacy of establishing colleges and universities and standing with people often disinherited by society.
In 1964, Fourth Presbyterian Church partnered with residents in the former Cabrini-Green neighborhood to provide tutoring to students. The commitment to education and literacy expanded and in 1991 gave rise to a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, which in 2004 was renamed Chicago Lights.
Fourth Presbyterian Church continues to be a vital source of funding and support for Chicago Lights, including providing forty percent of our volunteers and covering a majority of our overhead costs. Because of this partnership, our team of professional staff and over 1,000 dedicated volunteers can continue to build brighter futures for youth and adults who need it most.
Since the inception of Tutoring in 1964, Chicago Lights has served more than 50,000 people. Today, we annually serve more than 4,000 individuals living in under-resourced neighborhoods through mentoring, supportive services, academic enrichment, career development, and arts education.
- Development & Communications
- Dance Academy
- Social Service Center
- Tutoring & Summer Day
- Urban Farm
Associate Director of Clinical Services, Social Service Center
Stable Housing Case Manager, Social Service Center
Youth Programs Manager, Tutoring
and Summer Day
Education and Enrichment Manager, Tutoring and Summer Day
Youth Programs Coordinator, Tutoring and Summer Day
Our Board of Directors
DiMeo Schneider & Associates, L.L.C.
HR Consultant/Executive Coach
Assistant General Counsel, Aon
Morningstar Investment Management, LLC
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Bank of Montreal