Educational Partners

Cornerstone Community Outreach
Cornerstone Community Outreach has a long standing commitment to providing shelter and finding homes for families and individuals who are at the greatest risk of being excluded from necessary services.

Sarah's Circle
Sarah's Circle offers Daytime Support Center open to any woman in need, an interim housing (shelter) program for women who are currently homeless, and permanent supportive housing for women who have a disabling condition and have been chronically homeless.

Chicago Coalition for the Homeless:
Chicago Coalition for the Homeless organizes and advocates for the prevention and abolition of homelessness based on their belief that housing is a human right in a just society.

Night Ministry
The Night Ministry is a non-denominational organization that strives to help those in need on the streets of Chicago; ministry areas include an open door youth shelter, outreach and health ministries, youth shelter network, and community and congregational relations.

St. James Food Pantry
St. James food pantry, a part of St. James Catholic Church, serves five different neighborhoods in Chicago, and offers on-site food distribution and off-site food deliveries to its home bound clients.

Greater Chicago Food Depository
The Greater Chicago Food Depository serves over 8oo agencies in the Chicagoland area; offers a variety of ways for volunteers to get involved - donating, serving, cleaning, administrative work, loading trucks, and even making a career at the depository.

Sisters and Brothers of Immigrants
Sisters and Brothers of Immigrants consists of more than 150 people from over 37 religious communities who are committed to prayer, pastoral care in detention centers, legislative action for immigration reform, and support of separated families.

Immigration Youth Justice League
The Immigrant Youth Justice League (IYJL) is a Chicago-based organization led by undocumented organizers working towards full recognition of the rights and contributions of all immigrants through education, leadership development, policy advocacy, resource gathering, and mobilization.

The Port Ministries
The Port Ministries is a Catholic organization that provides a variety of services that aim to meet the basic needs of its clients, including an after school services, day care, ESL classes, a free health clinic, and an evening Bread Truck.

San Miguel Chicago
San Miguel School serves students who are academically at risk and whose families are economically disadvantaged. It relies almost entirely on community support and donations to operate while currently serving 90 middle school students, over 120 graduates, and over 600 family members.

Pui Tak Christian School
"Pui Tak" literally means "to build character or to cultivate virtue." Pui Tak's mission is to create an educational environment that encourages students to develop exceptional character traits and admirable social skills. Their curriculum is designed to provide quality academics and promote creativity to prepare students as life-long learners

St. Leonard's Ministries
St. Leonard's Ministries provides a setting in which men and women recently released from prison can achieve productive, whole lives. Residents can access an array of program services designed to assist them as they make the transition to successful, independent living. They are helped to reassess value systems, reorder priorities, and develop socially and legally acceptable patterns of behavior.


St. Martin de Porres
St. Martin de Porres Hope House is a safe, healing community. It provides women in recovery and their children a structured, safe environment, which motivates them to achieve sobriety, become gainfully employed and live independently.

Su Casa Catholic Worker
Su Casa provides hospitality and a healing environment for displaced Hispanic women and children, partners with neighbors to make their community a better place to live, and engages in educational and social action activities concerning social justice issues related to their ministry.

Taller de Jose
Taller De Jose is an agency that offers companionship and personal attention to people who have difficulty finding their way in a complex social system. Rather than duplicate existing services, they seek to collaborate with other agencies to make social services more accessible to a population in need.

Precious Blood Ministries of Reconciliation
The PBMR is a network of reconciliation ministries inspired by a spirituality of the Precious Blood. Their space has become a place of safety and welcome for many people and groups to gather, to pray, and to tell their stories. They value the relationships of many organizations and community members as they strive to create a more restorative and inclusive community.

8th Day Center for Justice
8th Day center is a coalition founded by Catholic religious congregations, and acts as a critical alternative voice to oppressive systems and works to change those systems. The Spirituality of justice calls their staff to envision a world of right relationships in which all creation is seen as sacred and interconnected.

The Plant
The Plant equips people and businesses with the tools to live more sustainably through community-driven, hands-on programs. They aim to develop circular economies of food production, energy conservation and material reuse, while empowering people of all backgrounds to make their cities healthier and more efficient.

Catholic Charities
Catholic Charities provides compassionate, competent and professional services that strengthen and support individuals, families and communities based on the value and dignity of human life. They are guided by these core values: Respect, Compassion, Competence and Stewardship.

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