Back-to-school shopping, those last summer days, and the final swim in the community pool mark the end of the summer and the beginning of a new school year. As the seasons change, school starts and kids head back to the classroom, one question remains on our minds: What do the children do after school?

Chicago Cares has taken an active role in the after school lives of many Chicago children and this school year is no exception. Raising the bar with innovation and change, many new programs and curriculum have been perfected and introduced to new community partners and schools. Family volunteer days, field trips and guest speakers will become a staple to programs, further fostering the ethic of volunteerism with the youth and families we serve. This means that you now have an opportunity to volunteer more often and in a wider variety of programs!
With new programs and sites, your service and dedication is needed more than ever! Be a role model for Chicago’s youth at a Read-with-Me program, or try out one of our NEW View our calendar to sign up for a Children’s Development program. You can sign up with the current team coordinator and learn more about NEW projects! programs, like History Hunters, Eco-Art, Master’s Apprentice, or Character Champions.
Excited about volunteering and looking to take your service to the next level? Become a team coordinator with Education programs and become an active and inspirational role model to Chicago’s youth. No experience necessary and curriculum and supplies are already provided – all you need is a passion to serve youth in the community! To view the team coordinator description, click here. To view our current team coordinator needs with Children’s Development, click here.