Want to volunteer your time with Urban Initiatives to join the mission to engage Chicago’s youth through sports?
Join iMentor by applying to become a mentor for a high school junior to see your mentee to and through college. Over 90% of these students will be first generation college students, and rely on our support, guidance and resources to allow them to reach their full potential.
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Join us Saturday, November 3rd, for a volunteer session at the Chicago Lights Urban Farm! From 12:00 – 1:00 pm, there with be an orientation for new-comers, and a full tour of the farm. From 1:00 to 3:00 pm, we will get to work preparing beds, planting, and harvesting!
The changing seasons at Green City Market means apples galore, hardy root veggies, winter squash…and A (Mostly) Veggie Affair! Our fall fundraiser returns to Lakeshore Beverage this November along with 25 chefs, bartenders, brewers, and mixologists. Join us to celebrate the season’s harvest with veggie-centric dishes, sustainably sourced ingredients, a raffle, and more! All proceeds benefit Green City Market’s mission to cultivating a sustainable food system through farmers markets, edible education and food access initiatives.
Join the Chicago Lights Associates Board for our seventh-annual gala, GLOW, benefiting Chicago Lights' outreach programs! You'll mingle with other philanthropic-minded professionals for an evening of specialty sips and hors d'oeuvres at the urban, chic Chez, a contemporary loft space situated in downtown Chicago just off of Michigan Avenue.
Delicious hors d’oeuvres
Cocktail tastings from award-winning Chicago mixologists
Dancing to music by the DJ Firm's own DJ Sye Young
One-of-a-kind drawing packages
Chicago Lights is a nonprofit that provides one-to-one tutoring, arts education, social services, and urban farming for children, youth, and adults facing the challenges of poverty.
Adults twenty-one and older are invited to attend GLOW. Dress is cocktail attire. All proceeds directly benefit the five outreach programs of Chicago Lights.