– Inspirations –

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."

- Dr. Seuss

Chicago Chess Center

Our mission is primarily educational: to be not merely a chess CLUB but a chess SCHOOL, providing instruction and training to players of all ages and skill levels, including providing instruction to Chicago Title I schools. We also seek to offer a welcoming and safe place for a diverse group of people to play chess and connect with groups whom distance and differences have kept apart.

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Culture Shock Chicago

Culture Shock® utilizes Hip Hop & urban dance culture to cultivate education, enrichment and entertainment to inspire positive change in the communities we serve.

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Ongoing Opportunities with RefugeeOne

In-Home youth tutor- Provide homework help and act as a role model for a refugee youth. 2 hours per week, minimum 6 month commitment. Travel to North West side neighborhoods of...

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Adventure Stage Chicago Auxiliary Board Operations

ASC’s Auxiliary Board focuses on strengthening the long-term viability of ASC. Two areas of focus include audience development and fundraising. Each year the Board operates a matching grant campaign and...

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Adventure Stage Chicago Trailblazers

Adventure Stage Chicago’s Trailblazers ensemble is a FREE and unique mentoring program that places young people (9-16) with mentors who are professional theater artists. Student participants guide the program’s content...

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Golden Agers BINGO

Northwestern Settlement’s senior citizen group, known as the Golden Agers, meet every Friday from 10:00 am-12:00 pm September through May. This group of outgoing and active seniors participate in BINGO...

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Northwestern Settlement Garden

Together with Urban Growers Collective, Northwestern Settlement opened our very own vegetable garden this Spring. The garden is located provides our neighbors, scholars, staff, supporters and volunteers the opportunity to...

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Join the WYO Board of Directors

Join Our Board of Directors: Community members with an interest in area teens are encouraged to join the board of the Winnetka Youth Organization. The board meets the 3rd Wednesday...

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Artist Mentor

The Arts of Life continually creates an environment that is trusting, nurturing, and respectful. We are all equals in this space and should be given the most respect possible. We...

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The Arts of Life – North Shore

Our Mission Statement:   We are people with and without disabilities creating an artistic culture to realize our full potential. We started as twelve individuals with a passion for artistic expression...

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Become Part of Our Board of Directors

Become a part of the group which develops and leads the strategic visions of SitStayRead by join our Board of Directors. SitStayRead’s Board is a body of elected/appointed members that...

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Volunteer as a Dog Team!

A Dog Team (DT) is comprised of a volunter and their SitStayRead-certified reading assistance dog. Dog Teams work with one (or two) kid(s) at a time in either the Little...

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Light and Leadership Initiative

  Light and Leadership Initiative’s mission is to respond to the needs of the women and children in the Ate-Vitarte district of Lima, Peru in their struggle out of poverty,...

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Community Council for International Students at Northwestern University

CCIS is dedicated to making Northwestern University's international community feel welcome in this country, community and at the University by providing a cross-cultural exchange of ideas information and friendship through a variety of social and supportive programs.

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Morrison Shearer Foundation

The Morrison-Shearer Foundation promotes new creativity in the arts by perpetuating the legacies of dancer-choreographer Sybil Shearer and photographer Helen Balfour Morrison.

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Winnetka Historical Society

Founded in 1932, the Winnetka Historical Society educates people on the stories of our past, in an effort to enrich our present and inspire our future. We promote awareness of Winnetka's heritage through artifact collection and preservation, public access to our research center, and enlightening programs, exhibits and publications.

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Lake County Fair

The Lake County Fair needs YOU for another successful year! Volunteer at the Information Booth, be a greeter, and assist with the fair exhibits! Apply online @ www.lcfair.com

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North Shore Art League

Each year, the NSAL's artist faculty, Board of Directors, Executive Director and staff work to keep true to our mission. We offer the community many varied arts experiences by: instructing more than 1,000 students annually, conducting workshops, tours and special programs, awarding high school scholarships, curating and hosting gallery exhibitions, sponsoring Art on the Village fine arts show and hosting our annual Members Art Show.

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Center for Cultural Interchange

CCI is a nonprofit international exchange organization dedicated to the promotion of cultural understanding, academic development, environmental consciousness, and world peace.

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Volunteer Center of N.E. Metropolitan Chicago

The Volunteer Center has been in existence since 1960 and currently refers over 12,000 people annually who serve approximately 15,000 individuals in need. The Volunteer Center has over 100 nonprofit partners and sponsors Days of Service throughout the year that people of all ages and abilities are welcome to participate.

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Rimland Services, NFP

Rimland Services, NFP is a non for profit organization working with adults diagnosed with autism. We were first established in 1970, and have continued to develop throughout the years. We currently serve over sixty adults with autism through our Developmental Training program in Evanston, Illinois. We also provide the majority of our clients with community living opportunities through twelve group homes in the Chicago Metropolitan area.

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Winnetka Community House

The mission of the Winnetka Community House is to enrich the lives of North Shore residents, their families, and friends by providing educational, cultural, social, and recreational opportunities for people of all ages. This privately supported unique facility does not receive tax dollars. Educational, cultural, social, recreational activities for people of all ages on the North Shore.

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