Serve the community while you train in Chicago.
When you attend the Chicago Student Government Training Conference, you can pitch in and help others before the conference starts.
ASGA suggests that you contact Chicago Cares to schedule a service activity for your Student Government on Thursday or Friday before the conference on Saturday.
Please note that this volunteer activity is optional, and is not part of the official ASGA conference.
Chicago Cares creates volunteer experiences that connect people and communities to meet critical needs and build a stronger Chicago.
Founded by Leslie Bluhm and Mary Prchal in 1991, Chicago Cares is the city’s leading nonprofit service organization that has mobilized 500,000 volunteers to meet Chicago’s most challenging needs.
As the only nonprofit that comprehensively addresses diverse issue areas—from hunger to education to job readiness—through volunteerism, we have revolutionized the way people take ownership of our city and the way problems are solved. In just over two decades, we’ve grown, we’ve evolved and we’ve nimbly shifted with the needs of communities, nonprofits and volunteers. In the process, we have created tens of thousands of programs that foster civic engagement by educating and empowering volunteers to be agents of change.
Chicago Cares contact information:
Address: 2 North Riverside Plaza Suite 1800, Chicago, IL 60606 (Directions)
There is paid parking available in the Sears Tower parking lot.
Get off at the Brown-line Quincy-Wells Stop. We are located one block East of Wacker Drive on Adams, across from the Sears Tower. CTA Map
Take the Metra to the Northwestern Metra Station. We’re a five minute walk from the station. Metra Map and Schedules