Mission and Vision

Every young person in Chicago connects to a variety of rich, engaging, safe, and youth-centered out-of-school experiences that empower them to discover and cultivate their talents, passions, skills, and identities; develop as physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy members of society; build relationships and networks with peers and mentors; and explore multiple pathways to college, careers, trades, entrepreneurship, and life-long learning.

Access and participation in Chicago’s diverse out-of-school opportunity ecosystem must be equitable (not equal) across race, gender identities, age, disability, immigration status, income, neighborhood, and other identities, resulting in all young people (as well as their families, mentors, and caring adults) leveraging community assets and the city’s resources to build positive futures for themselves and their communities.

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http://100kopportunities.org/S
http://https://www.220leadership.com/
http://https://www.826chi.org/
http://https://www.ahouseinaustin.org/
http://www.accesscommunityhealth.net/
http://accessliving.org/
http://www.adlerplanetarium.org/
http://https://adventurestage.org/
http://www.afterschoolmatters.org
http://www.agapewerks.org/
http://www.aaan.org/
http://www.anl.gov/education/educational-programs
http://artreachchicago.org/
http://www.aol.dom
http://www.bahhsnotbars.com/
http://bestbuy.com
http://www.betterboys.org/
http://beyondtheball.org/
http://www.bigshouldersfund.org/
http://www.blackgirlscode.com/
http://www.borderbend.org/
http://www.buildchicago.org
http://bythehand.org/
http://www.caaaelii.org/
http://www.capeweb.org/
http://www.casacentral.org/
http://www.catholiccharities.net/
http://chicagocityoflearning.org
http://www.centerforcollegeaccessandsuccess.org
http://cecse.northwestern.edu/
http://changingworlds.org/
http://cbaworks.org/
http://https://chihacknight.org/about.html
http://chicagoarchitecturebiennial.org
http://www.architecture.org
http://www.chicagobotanic.org
http://www.chicat.org/
http://www.cccsociety.org/
http://https://www.chicagochildrensmuseum.org/
http://chicagodebateleague.org/
http://www.chicagohistory.org
http://www.chicagohopesforkids.org/
http://www.thecha.org/
http://https://chicagotap.org/
http://https://www.chicagoideas.com/
http://www.chijazzphil.org
http://www.chicagolights.org
http://www.chicagohistoryfair.org/
http://www.chicagooperatheater.org/
http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com
http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com
http://www.chipublib.org
http://www.cps.edu/Pages/home.aspx
http://www.cs4all.io/
http://saucedoacademy.cps.edu/
http://www.chicagoshakes.com/
http://www.thechicagourbanleague.org/site/default.aspx?PageID=1
http://www.cwcmc.org/
http://www.chicagoyouthcenters.org
http://www.chicagoyouthshakespeare.org/
http://www.czs.org/czs/Brookfield/Zoo-Home.aspx
http://https://community.anitab.org/groups/chicago/
http://https://chicago.chicktech.org/
http://https://ci3.uchicago.edu/
http://https://www.chicagofilmfestival.com/
http://circesteem.org/
http://www.ccc.edu/colleges/truman/Pages/default.aspx
http://https://www.cityofrefugechicago.org/
http://https://www.civitasedpartners.org/
http://www.classroominc.org/about/mission
http://codecreate.us/index.html
http://www.codeplaylearn.com/
http://coderspace.org/
http://www.internetessentials.com/
http://www.commonthreads.org/
http://www.congruentspace.com/
http://https://connectedcamps.com/
http:// http://www.cps.edu/Programs/Academic_and_enrichment/Summer_school/Pages/SafeHavenSafeSummer.aspx
http://https://parentu.enschool.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=360561&type=d
http://www.creatingitfutures.org/about-us
http://snl.depaul.edu
http://chicagocityoflearning.org/
http://https://www.digitaladventures.com/
http://www.digitalyouthnetwork.org/
http://www.dondashouseinc.org/
http://digitalyouthnetwork.org
http://www.evyp.org/
http://www.econcouncil.org/
http://www.eriehouse.org
http://https://www.district65.net/Page/1151
http://www.everfi.com/
http://www.family-focus.org
http://fellowshipconnection.org/
http://fpdcc.com/volunteer/
http://forwardmomentumchicago.org/
http://www.flwright.org/
http://www.freespiritmedia.org
http://https://www.fullstackacademy.com/
http://fusestudio.net
http://www.gcychome.org
http://https://getschooled.com
http://https://www.girlsinthegame.org/
http://girlsrockchicago.org/
http://https://www.girlscoutsgcnwi.org/
http://https://girlswhocode.com/
http://www.globalcitizenshipexperience.com/
http://globalgirlsinc.org/
http://www.globalgirlmedia.org
http://www.gracemediagroup.net
http://www.gagdc.org/
http://www.greenapplecamps.com
http://greencorpschicago.org
http://www.ccc.edu/colleges/truman/pages/default.aspx
http://highjumpchicago.org
http://www.holyfamily542.org
http://www.holyfamilyministries.org
http://www.homewoodsciencecenter.org/
http://hub88.org
http://www.hubbardstreetdance.com
http://i-noma.org
http://https://illinoisgreenalliance.org/
http://importantlittlegames.com
http://www.imancentral.org/
http://art.org
http://iridescentlearning.org
http://www.sheddaquarium.org
http://https://www.jonescollegeprep.org/index.jsp
http://www.aol.com
http://www.aol.com
http://www.kidssportsfitnesseducation.org
http://https://www.kidsstemstudio.com/
http://https://www.kippchicago.org/
http://www.kuumbalynx.org/
http://www.lcdc.net/
http://leaplearningsystems.org/
http://www.liftingourselves.org
http://www.lighthouseyouthcenter.com/
http://www.lpzoo.org
http://https://lindblomeagles.org/
http://linkunlimited.org
http://www.blackpearl.org
http://lisc-chicago.org
http://www.lsna.net/index.html
http://https://www.luc.edu/
http://lumity.org/
http://https://www.luriechildrens.org/
http://chicago.madscience.org/
http://https://education.uic.edu/
http://https://mathcirclesofchicago.org
http://www.metrosquash.org/
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/default.aspx
http://https://www.mindhand.org/
http://www.mindfulpracticesyoga.com
http://missionpropelle.com/
http://moneythink.org/
http://https://www.motorolasolutions.com/en_us.html
http://https://mouse.org/
http://www.hivechicago.org
http://www.mcachicago.org/
http://www.msichicago.org
http://museumsinthepark.org/
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/glenn/education/index.html#.U9p7LIBkFy8
http://www.nationalmuseumofmexicanart.org
http://www.nvam.org
http://https://www.nationalyouthartmovement.org/
http://nearwestsidecdc.org/
http://www.nfte.com
http://www.thenetworkofwoodlawn.org
http://www.niu.edu/p20/
http://www.oldtownschool.org/
http://www.onewordworks.org
http://www.open-books.org
http://https://www.depriestschool.org/
http://www.outofedenwalknonprofit.org/
http://passwithflyingcolors.org/
http://www.naturemuseum.org
http://crossrealms.com/sustainability/pioneer/
http://powerupta.com/index.html
http://www.projectexploration.org
http://https://www.facebook.com/ProjectIncrease/?ref=bookmarks
http://www.projectsyncere.org
http://www.pushexcel.org/
http://www.pyramid-pci.com/
http://www.qcdc.org
http://https://chicagocityoflearning.org
http://ccc.edu/colleges/daley/pages/default.aspx
http://https://www.rushu.rush.edu/
http://https://sarahsinn.org/
http://www.saic.edu/
http://www.scientistsfortomorrow.org
http://www.shineonchicago.com
http://www.skyart.org
http://www.smartchicagocollaborative.org/
http://https://solvesmartcities.com/
http://www.sparkprogram.org
http://https://www.stjosephservices.org/
http://www.steamstudio.net
http://steamuseum.org
http://www.niu.edu/STEM/programs/camps/index.shtml
http://https://www.sxu.edu/academics/resources/stem/
http://https://stemscouts.org/chicago
http://www.storycatcherstheatre.org/
http://street-level.org
http://www.summeradvantage.org
http://www.sweetwaterfoundation.com
http://www.tastefulmanners.com
http://teccenter.erikson.edu/
http://www.techgirlz.org/
http://urbangateways.org/programs/teen-arts-pass/
http://teennationinc.com
http://www.anticruelty.org
http://https://www.cyaca.org/
http://www.fieldmuseum.org/teens
http://www.grammy.org/grammy-foundation
http://www.thelaboratorychi.org/
http://www.nbgc.org
http://https://www.secondcity.com/courses/chicago/kids/
http://www.starterleague.com/
http://thesca.org
http://thinktank.uchicago.edu/
http://www.vingproject.org
http://https://www.violaproject.org/home
http://www.westsidewriting.org
http://wishcraftworkshop.com
http://www.truestarfoundation.org/
http://www.ttlfoundation.com
http://www.tutormentorexchange.net/home
http://stem.uchicago.edu/
http://www.ulbgc.org/
http://web.extension.illinois.edu/
http://urbangateways.org/
http://www.urbaninitiatives.org/
http://https://www.videogameartgallery.com/
http://https://www.weallcode.org
http://www.wealllivehereproject.com
http://westtownbikes.org/
http://www.healthauthority.org
http://https://whataboutusinc.org/
http://www.witschicago.org
http://https://ymcachicago.org
http://youmediachicago.org/
http://https://youngchicagoauthors.org/
http://www.emcf.org/grantees/youth-guidance/
http://www.youthtechnologycorps.org/
http://youthmuse.me
http://www.ywcachicago.org