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#ImImpact: Meet Kevin Strowder

Volunteering is more than just a feel-good pastime. It can connect us to new people, causes and our own potential, all the while making in an impact in people’s lives and building a stronger city. As we gear up for our biggest volunteering day of the year, Serve-a-thon, we’re ’re excited to share stories from…

Liz Allen

#ImImpact: Meet Liz Allen

This is our city, our future. Impact starts with us, and it starts with action. As we gear up for Serve-a-thon, we’re excited to share stories from Chicago Cares volunteers, staff and supporters about what this concept – I’m Impact – means to them, in 3 short questions. Today, we’re hearing from  Liz Allen, our…

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Chicago Youth Service Day: City’s next generation of leaders to perform service projects & rally for nonviolence

We’re excited to partner with Chicago Public Schools and the Jefferson Awards for Public Service to host the 6th annual Chicago Youth Service Day this Saturday, April 25. Students from across the city will gather to to perform innovative service projects, recognize achievements, & rally for nonviolence in Chicago. In the morning, students take part…

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It’s Our Birthday!

Today is Chicago Cares’ 24th birthday. As we reflect on where we’ve come from and look forward to what’s ahead, we wanted to take a moment to thank you: our volunteers, partners and supporters. Since our founding in 1991, 500,000 volunteers have engaged with us. They’ve ignited a movement. They’ve changed Chicago for good. And…

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Volunteers Honor Dr. King’s Legacy through Service

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said “Everybody can be great because everybody can serve.” Volunteers across Chicago have celebrated Dr. King’s legacy this January with Chicago Cares – working to transform and uplift the city. Some of the highlights so far include: Celebration of Service: In partnership with Target, 1,000 volunteers got up early…

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Looking Toward the New Year

The holiday season is a big time for community. We bustle around shopping for gifts for loved ones, take extra time to show our neighbors kindness and think about how we want to spend our time in the new year. And, at Chicago Cares, we’re reflecting on how much we appreciate you – our volunteers. Chicago Cares was…

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Thoughts from a Star

Marc Levy has been a proud Chicago Cares volunteer since April 9, 2011. Below are some of his ruminations following his acceptance of a Chicago Cares Star Award earlier this week. Recently, I was honored to receive Chicago Cares’ Ambassador Star Award at their Annual Cheers to Our Volunteers celebration at the Four Seasons Hotel. This…

Our new logo represents the connections we're able to spark between people, communities and causes.

Transforming Chicago for Good

In the past 23 years, Chicago Cares has sparked a volunteer movement. We’ve engaged more than 500,000 people in action, have supported more than 10,000 nonprofit organizations and have made an indelible impact on our city. Recently, with both our history and future in mind, we’ve undertaken some branding work with the goal of refreshing…