Black lives matter to Chicago Lights.
Chicago Lights Tutoring supports the academic and personal growth of 440 students a year.
I wouldn’t be here without my mentor Liz’s love and support.
Xavier, 2015 Tutoring alumnus, was paired with his mentor, Liz, when he was in third grade. Twelve years later, he’s a senior at Albion College studying public policy and plans to attend law school.
High school students get a head start on career planning through our eight-month Career Development program. Through hands-on activities led by community business leaders, students explore future career paths and learn the basics of resume writing, interviewing, workplace etiquette, and financial literacy. Learn more.
High school students in our Career Development program put their knowledge into action through summer internships. Students living in under-resourced neighborhoods may not have access to job resources—but our internships change that. In partnership with local businesses, internships provide invaluable professional skills, boost resumes, and offer summer income for our students. Learn more.
Transitioning from middle school to high school can be overwhelming. Many of our students live in neighborhoods where public high schools are struggling—some with graduation rates as low as 65%. That’s why we offer scholarships for twenty of our high school students to attend Chicago-area private and parochial high schools, many with graduation rates near 100%. Learn more.
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