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Take Action!

Search for Community Partners Near You!

Take Action! is an interface to help you search for community partner organizations near you.  The non-profit organizations mapped here have proven themselves to be dependable experience sites for Loyola service-learning students and interns.

Activate the full-screen map by clicking on the image below.  Then click any of the check-boxes in the legend to populate the map.  Search by organization MISSION, CLIENT population, or organization TYPE.  Click on any marker to learn more about that organization, including where to find out more online and how to get there via the CTA or driving!

The organizations are also listed below in alphabetical order.

Take Action! is a work in progress.  Did you find an error?  Let us know!  Missing one of your favorite non-profit organizations in the city? Tell us all about it!
OrganizationDescriptionAddress
A Just Harvest Fighting poverty and hunger in Rogers Park and South Evanston with a soup kitchen and community organizing. 7649 N. Paulina Street, Chicago, IL 60626
A Safe Haven Helping people aspire, transform, and sustain their lives from homelessness to self-sufficiency with pride and purpose. 2750 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60608
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center Offering comprehensive inpatient services, including medical, surgical, obstetrics, and pediatric inpatient care, as well as multiple sites for outpatient care. 836 W. Wellington, Chicago, IL 60657
Alternatives Inc Facilitating personal development, strengthening family relationships, and enhancing the community’s well being. 4730 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60640
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Dedicating their service to the health and well-being of all children.  225 E. Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
Care For Real Providing food, clothing and counseling services to those in need. 5339 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60640
Catholic Charities Providing food, clothing, shelter and counseling. Bringing hope to the hopeless in the city of Chicago and its suburbs. 721 N. LaSalle, Chicago, IL 60654 
Centro Romero Agency Emphasizing the development of the whole family unit, the creation of community leadership and self-reliance. 6216 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60660
Chicago Math and Science Academy Preparing students for college by creating an effective learning community of high standards and expectations with a rigorous curriculum focusing on science, math, and technology. 7212 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60626
Chicago Women's AIDS Project Providing prevention education, advocacy and support for women at risk or living with HIV in the Chicago area. 6363 N. Broadway Street, Chicago, IL 60660
Chicago Youth Programs Striving to improve the life opportunities of at-risk youth by providing consistent and positive role modeling and programming 5350 S. Prairie Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615
CircEsteem Uniting youth from diverse racial, cultural, and economic backgrounds and helps them build self-esteem and mutual respect through the practice of circus arts. 4730 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60640
Common Threads Teaching children living in underserved communities how to cook wholesome, healthy meals in professional led, curriculum-based after-school programs for 10 years. 500 N. Dearborn Parkway #605, Chicago, IL 60654
Ethiopian Community Association Committing to serve the cultural, psychological and socio-economic needs of refugees and immigrants in and around metropolitan Chicago. 1730 W. Greenleaf Avenue, Chicago, IL 60626 
Exodus World Services Educating others about refugee ministry, connect volunteers with people in need, and equip leaders to speak up. Chicago, IL, 60607
Family Matters Inc Offering children and families individualized personal development experiences that provide opportunities to find their place in the world and to be a force for positive change. 7731 N. Marshfield Avenue, Chicago, IL 60626 
Gads Hill Center Serving families with programs that provide learning support and educational enrichment, early childhood development, and out-of-school care for children. 1919 W. Cullerton Street, Chicago, IL 60608
Girls In The Game Providing and promoting sports and fitness opportunities, nutrition and health education, and leadership development to enhance the overall health and well-being of girls. 1501 W. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60607
Greater Chicago Food Depository Providing food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community. 4100 W. 42nd Place, Chicago, IL 60632
Hamdard Center for Health and Human Services Promoting physical and emotional health and psychological well being of the individuals and families by offering hope, help, and healing. 1542 W. Devon Avenue, Chicago, IL 60626
Heartland Alliance Advancing the human rights and responding to the human needs of endangered populations through the provision of comprehensive and respectful services and the promotion of permanent solutions leading to a more just global society. 208 S. LaSalle Street #1818, Chicago, IL 60604
Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach Responding to the sick, poor and needy through a medical equipment and supply recovery and distribution program and education and awareness opportunities. 5213 W. 65th Street, Chicago, IL 60638
Housing Opportunities for Women (HOW) Empowering women, children and families to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness. 1607 W. Howard St Chicago, IL 60626
Howard Area Community Center Supporting low-income people so that they can lead healthy, productive lives. 7648 N. Paulina Street, Chicago, IL 60626
Indo American Center Promoting the well-being of South Asian immigrants through services that facilitate their adjustment, integration, and friendship with the wider society, nurture their sense of community, and foster appreciation for their culture and heritage. 6328 N. California Avenue, Chicago, IL 60659
Lakeside Community Development Preserving affordable housing in Chicago through education, advocacy, and development.  6636 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60626
Latinos Progresando Serving immigrants with the highest quality, low-cost legal immigration services, community education and engagement, and advocacy/organizing around policy that affects immigrants. 3047 W. Cermak Road, Chicago, IL 60623 
Little Brothers- Friends of the Elderly Committing to relieve isolation and lonliness among the elderly. 355 N. Ashland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60607
Muslim Woman Resource Center Assisting immigrant and refugee Muslim women overcome cultural and language barriers, and prepare them with appropriate occupational skills to become self sufficient and ready to enter the job market. 6377 N. Western Avenue, Chicago, IL 60659
Neumann Family Services Integrating persons with disabilities and other life issues into the community and enrich their quality of life with choice and independence. 5547 N. Ravenswood Avenue, Chicago, IL 60640
Open Books Ltd. Operating an extraordinary bookstore, provides community programs, and mobilizes passionate volunteers to promote literacy in Chicago and beyond. 213 W. Institute Place, Chicago, IL 60610
PAWS (Pets Are Worth Saving) Chicago Focusing on solutions to end the killing of homeless pets. 1997 N. Clybourn Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614
Playworks Chicago Providing low-income Chicago area children the chance to play and learn in safe, nurturing environments each school day. W. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60606
RefugeeONE Creating opportunity for refugees fleeing war, terror, and persecution to build new lives of safety, dignity, and self-reliance. 4753 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640
Rogers Park Business Alliance Cultivating and sustaining a thriving economic environment in Rogers Park, serving businesses and residents. 1448 W. Morse Avenue, Chicago, IL 60626
Sacred Heart Schools Committing to academic excellence within the context of a Christian community. 6250 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660
Safer Foundation Helping people with criminal records become employed, law-abiding members of the community. 571 W. Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60661
Sarah's Circle Providing housing assistance, case management, referral services, and life necessities, Sarah's Circle encourages women to empower themselves by rebuilding both emotionally and physically; realizing their unique potential. 4750 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60640

St. Gertrude Parish

Valuing community, family, work, and spiritual nourishment as ways that draw us closer to God.
1420 W. Granville Avenue, Chicago, IL 60660
St Ignatius Food Pantry Vibrant multicultural parish located in the heart of the Rogers Park neighborhood with an active food pantry and community outreach program. 6559 N. Glenwood Avenue, Chicago, IL 60626
St Thomas of Canterbury Social Services Sharing the goodness through Social Justice Outreach Programs consisting of our twice-weekly Soup Kitchen, their six-times-a-month Food Pantry and weekly Clothing Distribution. 4827 N. Kenmore Avenue, Chicago, IL 60640
Taller de José Offering accompaniment to people in need, connecting people to services and services to people. 3047 W. Cermak Road, Chicago, IL 60623
Empowering everyone living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS to live open, healthy, and productive lives.
5537 N. Broadway Street, Chicago, IL 60640
Vietnamese Association of IL Strengthening and perpetuating the unity and solidarity of the Vietnamese residing in the state of Illinois.
5110 N. Broadway Street, Chicago, IL 60640
Weiss Memorial Hospital Helping people achieve health for life. 4700 N. Marine Drive, Chicago, IL 60640
Youth Organizations Umbrella (YOU) Providing services and leadership to meet the emerging needs of young people and their families in our community. 1027 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, IL 60202

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