Lack of education
Volunteer with Who is Hussain? – Chicago’s annual Back to School backpack packing event held in early August. Join us as we pack over 1,200 backpacks packed with school supplies to be donated to economically disadvantaged children at Chicago Public Schools.
“Participate in the Englewood Back 2 School parade. This annual event draws attendance of over 4,000 students, parents, teachers, and more as they celebrate the importance of staying in school as well and promote a day of peace.
“Volunteer at Tutoring Chicago to assist economically disadvantaged students in learning about math, science, technology, and general life skills. Given the high school dropout rate of nearly 50% in certain neighborhoods, volunteers and mentoring services are needed more than ever!
If you are interested in an extensive mentorship opportunity, apply to become a Big with Big Brothers Big Sisters Chicago. This remarkable program matches you with a “Little”, enabling you to help shape a child’s future by inspiring hope and change, as well as providing them with the extra encouragement they need to achieve their goals.
“Volunteer with After School Matters, a program designed to encourage teens in impoverished communities to pursue Arts, Sports, STEM, and Leadership programs after school. Students enrolled in the program report significantly higher career outlooks after graduating high school.