As a part of a national effort to increase awareness of AmeriCorps programs and show appreciation for its current and past AmeriCorps members, Chicago Cares will be hosting and co-hosting events between May 8 – 15, AmeriCorps Appreciation Week. Below are a few of the events planned to honor and highlight our outstanding team of AmeriCorps staff and alumni.

Monday, May 10: Social Networking Event  at Cactus Bar and Grille 
5:30 PM – 9 PM 
Join AmeriCorps Alumni of Chicago and current AmeriCorps staff as they talk about life during and after a year of service. You can learn about each AmeriCorps program, as well as talk to past and current members about their experiences.

Friday, May 14: Speaking event at EF International Language School
Chicago Cares AmeriCorps members will present and dialog with international college students about what it means to be a National Service Member. Current and past AmeriCorps will speak about the benefits of being an AmeriCorps member and how it can aid in members’ professional futures and development.

Saturday, May 15: Seeds of Service
9 AM – 2 PM
In cooperation with AmeriCorps Alumni of Chicago and Northwestern Settlement Project YES, Chicago Cares’ current and past AmeriCorps will join community members and other AmeriCorps in an effort to revitalize Humboldt Park. 

These are just a few of the events being hosted by Chicago Cares and the AmeriCorps Alumni Group of Chicago. If you would like to sponsor an event for the Chicago Cares AmeriCorps staff members, or would like to make a donation on behalf of our AmeriCorps members please click here. You can also e-mail for more information about the weeks’ events and how you can show your support!