– Inspirations –

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

- Dr. Seuss

About:

LYDIA is a national, Christ-honoring organization whose mission is to strengthen families to care for children and care for children when families cannot.

For close to 100 years, LYDIA Home Association has been making a difference in the lives of Chicago children who are dealing with everything from homelessness and poverty to abuse and neglect. LYDIA has a residential treatment center that’s home to more than 40 kids, plus an alternative high school, foster care program and much more. These kids are dealing with a lot, but they know one thing for sure: at LYDIA, they are loved.

Opportunities Available with Lydia

Ongoing Opportunities with Lydia

Volunteers needed to help staff resource room under the direction of teaching assistant at Lydia Urban Academy

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Ongoing Opportunities:

Volunteers needed to help staff resource room under the direction of teaching assistant at Lydia Urban Academy, a small private Christian invention school for at-risk high school students who need a supportive learning environment. Volunteers will assist students one-to-one and in small groups with academics generally at a middle school level. Volunteers needed during the following times Monday - Friday 9-11a.m., 11am -1pm, or 1pm - 3:30pm. Must be 21 or older. Facility is not wheelchair accessible. Male or female, but males are especially needed.

Opportunities Available: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Mornings Afternoons