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  • Come Volunteer at the Ravenswood 5K with HCAB! (Event Date: 4/26)

  • Make Mondays Matter with SLCE (Event date 4/5; Register by 3/31)

  • Volunteers Needed! Voter Registration Phonebank/Textbank

  • Spring Leadership & Service Expo (1/27)

  • Sign Up For UIC's Annual Day of Service! (4/17)

  • Join SLCE for Make Mondays Matter! (11/2)

  • Make Mondays Matter (3/15--Register by 3/8)

  • The flyer is blue with outlines of white clouds. The logo of The Period Collective is on the bottom, righthand side in purple writing.

    WHI's Week of Service (Starting 4/19)

  • GIVE (Get Involved with Volunteer Experiences) November 2020 Event (11/14)

  • Chicago Volunteer Expo, Sun. 2/22

    There are so many ways to give back to your community in 2015.  Find the one that’s right for you at the Chicago Volunteer Expo! Visit over 75 nonprofit organizations from all over the city to learn how you can lend a hand.  Whether your passion is the environment, the arts, or social justice, there’s a volunteer opportunity waiting for you.

    Sunday, Feb. 22, 10am - 4pm, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N Cannon Drive, Chicago IL 60614

    http://chivolexpo.wix.com/volunteerexpo 

  • ASB 2021 Spring Trip Applications

  • Graduating soon? Apply for a Fellowship for Service in India! (Applications due January 20th)

  • Spring Leadership and Service Expo, Wed. 1/28

    Do you want to make a difference in the Chicago area? Are you looking for a short term or long term volunteer opportunity?Wondering how you can use your skills and interests to help out those in need?

    Join us for UIC's annual SPRING LEADERSHIP & SERVICE EXPO on WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28!

    Approximately 40 non-profit agencies will be in attendance at this event and they are in need of your wonderful talents! Stop by to learn about volunteer and internship opportunities in and around Chicagoland.

    Date: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 (rain or shine)

    Time: 11:00am to 1:00pm

    Location: Concourse around UIC Bookstore in Student Center East (SCE)

    All students, staff and faculty are encouraged to stop by the Expo, and it's a great chance to connect with local non-profit organizations. A wide variety of agencies will be represented, focused on youth, the environment, the arts, animals, human rights, community development, health, and more! Find service and volunteer opportunities that match your interests, learn more about the needs of your communities, and discover how you can get involved.

    Everyone is welcome!

    For more information, or to indicate if you require any accommodations to participate in this event, please contact Student Leadership Development & Volunteer Services (SLDVS) at 312-996-4500, @SLDVS_at_UIC, or odesor3@uic.edu. Visit SLDVS online at http://www.sldvs.uic.edu or "like" us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SLDVS.

    Student Leadership Development & Volunteer Services is a program of Student Development Services, a unit within the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs - "engaging students for success, from orientation through graduation."

  • Constitution Day (Register to Vote!), Mon. 9/19

    Constitution Day. 11am-1pm

    Student Center East, Room 602

    Join us for the annual Constitution Day!! A day of non-partisan hands-on democracy!

    Register to vote and learn about ongoing constitutional issues. Activities including voter registration, volunteer opportunities, and a special guest speaker, Flint Taylor.

    Attorney Flint Taylor specializes in civil rights law and has spent much of his career as a prosecutor for police brutality, government misconduct, and death penalty cases.

    For more information, please visit our page on UIC Connection: https://orgsync.com/135631/events/1488543/occurrences/3473506

  • Volunteers Needed for Diabetes Expo on Sat. 4/18, Register by Fri. 3/20

    On Saturday, April 18th 2015, about 14,000 people will celebrate and take advantage of our 75th Annual Diabetes EXPO 2015, a FREE one-day health exposition hosted by your American Diabetes Association at McCormick Place. As you know,

    We are currently looking for EXPO Volunteers to help make this event a huge success.  We are looking for volunteers to be greeters, to help with registration, check in, to work at our various stages including our main and healthy eating stage. We are looking for volunteers who are both committed and passionate to help others in the community. If you are looking to make a difference, enjoy a free and fun educational event, gain some leadership skills, build your network or would like to be a part of our history, please join us for this event!Please complete EXPO VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION FORM through simply clicking this link: http://goo.gl/forms/I9gaq7tczn 

    Please RSVP through completing above form for this event by 3/20/2015.

    What: Diabetes EXPO 2015

    When: Saturday, April 18th, 2015

    Time: 9:00 AM to 4:15 PM

    Where: McCormick Place - Lakeside Center (Hall D), 2301 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60603

    For more information about EXPO 2015 and to pre-register, visit www.diabetes.org/expochicago. To become an EXPO Captain please contact Elizabeth Umunna at eumunna@diabetes.org . We hope that you will help us make EXPO 2015 a success and join us in the fight to Stop Diabetes!

  • Make Mondays Matter with SLCE (3/1; Register by 2/22)

  • Center for Literacy seeking volunteer tutors for adult literacy program

    The Center for Literacy is recruiting volunteer tutors to support the reading and math improvement of Head Start parents. 

    How can you help? • Tutor English or Spanish speaking GED Students • Participate in orientation, training's, and observations as offered. • Be willing to commit to 2 hours per week for a minimum of one quarter

    Where can you help? • 10 South Kedzie  • 4314 South Cottage Grove 

    When? • Now through July, 2016 • 9:00 am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm -3:00pm

    Learn more at http://cfl.uic.edu/volunteer/.  Contact Sharon Osinaike at osinake@uic.edu or  312-413-9869 with questions.  

    This project was made possible by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a division of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds designated for literacy.

  • Center for Literacy Tutors Needed

    The Center for Literacy is recruiting volunteer tutors to support the reading and math improvement of Head Start parents. 

    How can you help?
    • Tutor English or Spanish speaking GED Students
    • Participate in orientation, training's, and observations as offered.
    • Be willing to commit to 2 hours per week for a minimum of one quarter

    Where can you help?
    • 10 South Kedzie 
    • 4314 South Cottage Grove 
    • 4800 South Paulina (Spanish GED site ) 

    When?
    • Now through February 2014
    • 9:00 am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm -3:00pm

    Learn more at http://cfl.uic.edu/volunteer/ .  Contact Sharon Osinaike at osinake@uic.edu or  312-413-9869 with questions.  This project was made possible by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a division of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds designated for literacy.

  • Books for Africa Collection Drive, Until Wed. 3/19

    Student Leadership Development and Volunteer Services (SLDVS) announces its Annual Spring Collection Drive will take place across campus now until Wednesday, March 19. A donation bin is conveniently located in the lobby of the Honors College. 

    This semesters drive will support the Books for Africa Project, collecting book donations to re-stock the post-war libraries of Freetown, Sierra Leone. 

    Give a book, change a life! Consider donating any new or used:
    -Childrens books
    -Teen/Young Adult books
    -Adult fiction and non-fiction
    -University Textbooks
    -Scholarly Resources
    -Teaching Supplements of all levels

    Books for Africa recognizes that education is the great equalizer in the world, and books are the foundation of a strong educational system. For many people in Africa, the gift of books truly is a gift of hope. We all have something to share and we encourage you to contribute books that will help provide the tools of empowerment to the next generation of parents, teachers, and leaders in Africa. Please contact Casey at clowma2@uic.edu for questions or information.

  • The background color is lavender, and there is a purple ribbon that spreads across the middle of the flyer. The American Cancer Society’s blue and red logo is also placed near the middle of the flyer.

    CAC’s Annual Relay for Life Event is Approaching! (4/10)

  • Volunteers Needed-STEM Event at UIC, Sat. 3/19

    Expanding Your Horizons - Chicago is a one-day conference where 200 middle school girls participate in hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math workshops. We need volunteers like you for our 4th annual event on Saturday, March 19th at UIC! Sign up now for a wonderful day of STEM at https://sites.google.com/site/eyhchicago/home/getinvolved/volunteer-sign-up.

    Please contact volunteer coordinator Laura Manning with any questions - laura.manning.eyh@gmail.com

  • Food Drive for Pop-Up Pantry, Tues. & Wed. 3/10-11

    The Wellness Center, Undergraduate Student Government (USG), the Greek Programming Board, and the Student Activities Board (SAB) need your help. A new service launched last semester called the Pop-Up Pantry, which provides canned goods and nonperishable items to homeless, low-income, and to any student who needs the resource. We need your support to continue this important service for our UIC community.

    March 10th & 11th at the Commuter Student Resource Center from 10:00am-5:00pm, the Wellness Center, USG, the Greek Programming Board, and the Student Activities Board are organizing a food drive. All donations from the food drive will go directly to support the Pop-Up Pantry.

    Donate 0-5 items, and receive a free USG hacky sack • Donate 5-29 items, and receive a free water bottle or coffee tumbler • Donate 30 items or more, and receive a free USG hoodie

    Monetary Donations can be made at Pop-Up Pantry website:

    http://www.uic.edu/depts/wellctr/UIC%20Pop%20Up%20Pantry_Donate.html

     

  • Volunteer to help Chicago youth get a head start on their financial future, Beginning Sat. 4/18

    The Economic Awareness Council is seeking undergraduate students to help provide local youth with resources and mentorship to help them gain financial awareness, experiment with green technology, assess various financial choices, create their own business plans and more.  There are two main opportunities available:

    1) Individuals to work with youth 4th - 8th generally on more business/entreprenuership education exercises at the Museum of Science and Industry. 

    2) Individuals to work with older youth  14-18 on their resume and conduct mock interviews. 

    Fliers with details, dates, and contact information are attached below.

  • Handmade Cards & Envelopes for UIC Day of Service with Donate by Design, Tues. 4/7

    Please join us in the effort to make beautiful cards and envelopes that will brighten up someones day!

    Tuesday, April 7, 5 - 7:30 pm, 114 Burnham Hall

     

    Donate by Design is teaming up with Chancellors Committee on the Status of Women, Minority Concerns Subcommittee (CCSW) to make handmade cards and envelopes to contribute to the UIC Day of Service! Completed cards and envelopes will be delivered to UICs Student Leadership Development and Volunteer Services (SLDVS), who will then send the cards to prisoners on April 18th, the UIC Day of Service.

    We would appreciate any card/envelope-making supplies that you are able to donate, so please bring paper items (magazines, old calendars, book covers, old wrapping paper, etc), adhesive, and your own pair of scissors, if you can. Templates, decorative papers, labels, and markers will be provided.

    Questions? Contact Alison Chen at aschen3@uic.edu

  • Volunteer at the Student Research Forum, Thurs. 4/2

    The Student Research Forum is seeking student volunteers to help keep the event in the UIC Forum on April 2nd running smoothly. 

    The shifts are: 8:30 AM (or earlier) - 10:30 AM; 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM; 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM; 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM; 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM; 11:00 AM; 2:00 PM; 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM; 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM; 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM. Please select one of these shifts (no shorter shifts are permitted) and email Ms. Jacquie Berger at jacquieb@uic.edu right away to volunteer. 

    This is a great way to participate in the research community at UIC and to learn about other students' capstones and see how a presentation is done before your own Capstone year! Volunteering could count as a UIC Experience or Honors College Experience (or other engagement checklist) activity, so speak to your advisor or Dean Hall if you are seeking approval.

  • GIVE, Share Our Spare – Nov 10 Service Event

  • MLK Service Day: Donate Items through UIC Center for Literacy

    Would you and/or your friends and families be interested in donating to homeless families in need?
    Martin Luther King Service Day has become an important day of service for the UIC Center for Literacy's AmeriCorps Project MORE, staff, and community volunteers. It is a DAY ON!, where we come together to give back to communities in need.

    On January 19, 2015, our teams will be working with 8-10 homeless shelters to provide families a day filled with: literacy activities, reflection on the meaning of service and the impact of Dr. King as well as providing much needed donations. Our team of volunteers will wrap the day up with a lunch and reflection of their service experience.
    In speaking with Shelter Directors, ITEMS NEEDED by families include:
    TOILETRIES (soap, shampoo, deodorant, shaving cream, feminine products, tooth brushes, tooth paste, and like items), NEW GLOVES, SCARVES, HATS

    WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE THIS DAY A SUCCESS. HOW CAN YOU HELP???
    YOU CAN:
    1) DONATE money on-line via our Center's website: www.cfl.uic.edu 
    *Look for DONATE today on our home page
    *Specify that your donation is for MLK SERVICE DAY when answering: Do you have other instructions for processing your gift?
    *You will receive an e-mail confirming that we have received your donation
    --Funds donated will be used towards the MLK service project taking place 1/19/15
    2) DONATE items directly to one of our locations
    *1640 W. Roosevelt Road, 6th Floor, RM 651 Chicago, IL (Jenn: 312-355-4227)
    *1040 W. Harrison, Room 1223 (UIC College of Education, Center for Literacy)
    *Last day for donation drop off is 1/15/15

    For more information on MLK DAY contact Jennifer Jones @ jonesjen@uic.edu 312-355-4227
    Curious about what our service day entails? Check out past MLK Service Project videos: http://youtu.be/AisNFV43pOA

    Thank you for your time and interest in helping families in need. We appreciate your support.
    **THANK YOU TO CURRENT DONORS including our own: Chicago BEARS!!!

  • Honors Activity Option: Little Village READS Tutors

    Little Village READS is a new literacy initiative that pairs reading tutors with 1st through 3rd grade  students in the Little Village Community. All our students have been referred by their teachers for extra help outside the classroom, and they meet with tutors two days a week to work on building their reading skills. Tutors engage students in free reading, interactive games, and fun literacy activities.

    If you are interested in being a tutor we would love to hear from you! This is a great opportunity to gain some hands on experience working with an amazing group of kids. 

    During the School Year starting January 6th
    Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays 
    2:30-5:00pm

    contact: Rachel Serra, 773-542-7617, rserra@eriehouse.org
    address: 4225 W. 25th Street, Chicago, IL 60623

  • AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer for the 2021-2022 academic year (Deadline 5/1)

  • Beach cleanup: An intro to UIC Freshwater Lab, Wed. 9/16

    A beach cleanup Sept. 16 will not only improve a bit of the Chicago lakefront but serve as an introduction to the new UIC Freshwater Lab course.

    Starting next spring, the course will offer students the opportunity to learn about and do projects on freshwater sources like Lake Michigan.

    For the beach cleanup, volunteers can bike together from Science and Engineering South to 12th Street Beach, leaving at 2:45 p.m., or meet at the beach, near the Red Line and Roosevelt bus stops, at 3:30 p.m.

    A pizza party with live music, sponsored by the Shedd Aquarium, will follow at 4:45 p.m. RSVP by today at uicfreshwaterlab@gmail.com

    The volunteers will hear about the Freshwater Lab course, offered through the English, history and public policy departments.

    It is sponsored by the Humanities Without Walls consortium, based at the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities on the Urbana-Champaign campus and funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

    “At this time of the California drought and other pressing water issues, we want to look at the relationship between Chicago and the Great Lakes and issues of access, conservation and management,” said Rachel Havrelock, assistant professor of English, who will teach the course.

    Class members will visit the aquarium, foundations, the Friends of the Chicago River and other water-related institutions.

    “We’ll go out and see the sites and meet the players,” Havrelock said.

    Students will come up with a project — “build a website, do an art show, invent a filtration system” — to present at a mini-conference at the end of the semester, she said.

    Their work will be judged by professionals, government officials and academics.

  • Volunteer for MLK Day – Monday, January 21, 2019

  • UIC Job Fair Volunteering Opportunity - Thurs., June 1

  • Civic Engagement Opportunities on National Constitution Day, Mon 9/18

  • Vote for ASB's Hurricane Katrina Relief Project in this nationwide contest! Winner receives $2500!

    Vote for Alternative Spring Break in this nationwide contest held by Cengage on Facebook! https://apps.facebook.com/alternabreak/contests/330790/voteable_entries/69002390  ASB's Hurricane Katrina Relief project is a spring break project that could receive $2500 of funding towards the cause. Hurry and vote today!  Contact asbuic@gmail.com with questions.

  • Registered UI Health Volunteers: Help with the Easter Party! – April 18

  • Food Drive for the UIC Pop-Up Pantry! Thurs. 10/8

    The Wellness Center and Undergraduate Student Government (USG) need your help. The UIC Pop-Up Pantry provides canned goods and nonperishable items to homeless, low-income, and any other student who needs the resource. We need your support to continue this important service for our UIC community.

    Thursday, October 8th, will be this year's first food drive! All donations from the food drive will go directly to support the Pop-Up Pantry.

    Date: Thursday, October 8th
    Location: UIC Wellness Center, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted Street suite 238
    Time: 10 am- 4 pm

    Additionally, monetary Donations can be made on the Pop-Up Pantry website: http://www.uic.edu/depts/wellctr/UIC%20Pop%20Up%20Pantry_Donate.html

    Food Donation Guidelines:Products must be

    • In original cans, cartons, or bags
    • Non-perishable (requires no refrigeration or freezing)
    • Unopened and in the original container with the original product label
    • Free of damage, stains, moisture, etc.
    • Within expiration date

    Most Popular (Always the 1st to go)

    • On-the-go/instant meals (Easy Mac, etc.)
    • Pasta/rice (dry pasta, canned pasta, pasta packets, any type of rice)
    • Hot or cold cereal
    • Snack foods (granola bars, trail mix, protein bars, etc.)
    • Beverages (coffee, tea, etc.)
    • Baby food

    Important Basics

    • Peanut butter/jelly
    • Canned fish
    • Canned meats
    • Canned beans
    • Canned soup/soup packets
    • Canned vegetables

    Non-food Items

    • Shampoo/conditioner
    • Toothbrushes/toothpaste
    • Toilet paper
    • Deodorant
    • Laundry detergent
    • Diapers

    Not Accepted

    • Candy
    • Cookies

    Thank you for your support!

    Carol Petersen, Associate Director of the Wellness Center

    Flordalia Rodriguez-Garcia, Undergraduate Student Government Vice-President

  • Food Drive for the UIC Pop-Up Pantry!

    Dear UIC Community,

    We want to thank all of the students, faculty, and staff who have made a positive impact on the lives of our UIC students by donating to the Pop-Up Pantry. We want to pass along the "thanks" and gratitude that students give to Pantry helpers, but which is really meant for you.

    "Thank you! My husband is [an] unemployed veteran. My part-time job is for both of us and this helps a lot!"

    "Thank you so much. This means so much to me and other students here. Please continue this wonderful service."

    Please consider starting your Thanksgiving and other holiday celebrations with a food donation to the UIC Pop-Up Pantry November 9th Food Drive. The Pantry serves UIC students who are experiencing food insecurity.

    Our thanks to you includes a small token of appreciation for donations:

    1-5 items will receive a pen

    6-9 items will receive a coffee tumbler or t-shirt

    10 items or more will receive a hoodieFood Drive Date: Monday, November 9th

    Location: UIC Wellness Center, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted Street suite 238

    Time: 10 am- 4 pmPhone: 312-413-2120 (No need to park when delivering a donation. Call when you arrive and we will do a curb side pick-up from your vehicle).Additionally, monetary Donations can be made on the Pop-Up Pantry website:http://www.uic.edu/depts/wellctr/UIC%20Pop%20Up%20Pantry_Donate.html

    Food Donation Guidelines:

    Products must be* In original cans, cartons, or bags* Non-perishable (requires no refrigeration or freezing) * Unopened and in the original container with the original product label * Free of damage, stains, moisture, etc.* Within expiration date

    Most Popular (Always the 1st to go)* On-the-go/instant meals (Easy Mac, etc.) * Pasta/rice (dry pasta, canned pasta, pasta packets, any type of rice) * Hot or cold cereal * Snack foods (granola bars, trail mix, protein bars, etc.) * Beverages (coffee, tea, etc.) * Baby food

    Important Basics* Peanut butter/jelly* Canned fish* Canned meats* Canned beans* Canned soup/soup packets* Canned vegetablesNon-food Items* Shampoo/conditioner* Toothbrushes/toothpaste* Toilet paper* Deodorant* Laundry detergent* Diapers

    Not Accepted* Candy* Cookies

    Thank you for your support,

    Carol Petersen
    Associate Director of the Wellness Center

    Flordalia Rodriguez-Garcia
    Undergraduate Student Government Vice-President

  • Volunteer for a one-day conference to help inspire middle school girls to pursue science and math careers, Sat. 3/28

    Are you interested in helping inspire and empower middle school girls to pursue science and math careers? We could use your help! We are looking for volunteers to help out at the third Expanding Your Horizons - Chicago conference on Saturday, March 28th at UIC. EYH Chicago is a one-day conference where 200 middle school girls participate in hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math workshops. It is an exciting event for both the girls and volunteers, and we hope you will help us make this year’s conference a success! More information about the conference can be found on our website at https://sites.google.com/site/eyhchicago/.  Click on the post to learn more.

  • Teach for America Final Application Deadline, Thurs. 2/20

    Final Application Deadline: Thursday, February 20th

    16.2 million students live in low-income communities in the United States.  Only 1 in 12 will graduate from college.  TEACH FOR ALL 12.

    Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates and professionals - of all majors, backgrounds, and career interests - who commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in expanding educational opportunity. This year, 11,000 corps members are teaching in 48 regions across the country while 32,000 Teach For America alumni continue working from inside and outside the field of education for the fundamental changes necessary to ensure educational excellence and equity.

    Learn how you can make an immediate difference in the lives of your students right out of college, and then go on to be key player in social change in law, policy, medicine, business, and every field you can imagine by checking out ourgraduate school and employer partnerships,package of financial incentives, and the 50 regions in which you could make and impact toward educational justice. 

    Apply now at www.teachforamerica.org 

    Email UIC Recruiter Michele Ybarra at michele.ybarra@teachforamerica.org for more information.  

  • (Community Opportunity) Leadership Positions Available— Chicago LGBTQ Workers Center

  • Chinese Mutual Aid Association Internships and Volunteer Opportunities

    Internship and volunteer opportunities are available year-round at the pan-Asian social services non-profit, the Chinese Mutual Aid Association (CMAA), in Chicago which serves people from all ethnic backgrounds & all generations.

    Currently, the following internships available and job descriptions are attached: 

    * Business Development  * Grant Writer * Workforce Development & Outreach Liaison 

     Internships will be available in different areas; please contact if interested in a different position.  CMAA offers a variety of volunteer opportunities whether it's a one-time engagement at an event, ongoing tutoring in our youth program, helping out as an individual or as a group at one of our fundraisers and the list of different opportunities goes on.  Contact Michelle Lura White, if you are interested in an internship or volunteer opportunity: michellew@chinesemutualaid.org

     

  • Volunteer Opportunity | USA Track & Field Illinois - 2016 Masters Throws Championships

    USA Track & Field Illinois is seeking volunteers for the 2016 Masters Throws Championships to be held August 6-7, 2016 at Benedictine University in Lisle, IL. The event consists of unique field event competitions that showcase an athlete’s ultimate power and strength! Volunteers receive a free t-shirt, complimentary parking, lunch on Saturday and Sunday and a ticket to Saturday's banquet if they volunteer on both Saturday and Sunday! There are several shifts available from August 5-7 and assistance needed with competition and administrative support.

    An application can be downloaded at www.usatfillinois.org and you can learn more about the competition here or at our Facebook Event Page. Any questions can be directed to Tricia@otrtevents.com. Deadline to apply is July 22, 2016.

    The application and more information are also linked to at the bottom of this post

  • Leadership and Service Expo, Wed. 9/7

    Leadership & Service Expo

    Wednesday, September 7th 11AM-2PM | Lecture Center Quad

    Join SLDVS and 50+ area non-profit agencies that are looking for UIC students! A wide variety of agencies will be represented including those focused on: youth, the environment, the arts, animals, human rights, community development, health, and more!  Find service opportunities that match your interests, learn more about the needs of your communities, and discover how you can get involved.

  • Volunteer with the Center for Economic Progress

    The Center for Economic Progress is opening our volunteer recruitment on Monday, October 12th.

    The Center for Economic Progress (CEP) is looking for volunteers to work one-on-one with low-income families to make tax time an opportunity to get ahead.

    To volunteer at a tax preparation site:
    • All training is provided; classes run through January.
    • No experience is necessary. We train a range of volunteers, including people with no background in taxes. If you’re bilingual, we need you.
    • Volunteers commit 25 hours of volunteering total during the tax season, late January to April 15th.

    Volunteer positions available as:
    • Tax Preparer: Work with clients to file federal and state tax returns and provide counseling on tax credits and forms.
    • Tax Site Specialist: Perform essential nontax-preparation activities, including client intake, translating and educating on basic banking options available on site.
    • Savings Coach: Work with clients at our tax preparation locations to share the importance of saving and encourage them to use a portion of their tax refund to accomplish this goal.

    A flyer has been attached with more information and details to register for volunteer. If you have any further questions contact volunteer@economicprogress.org or (312) 630-0266.

  • Volunteer with the Metro Achievement Center!

  • Box on a table filled with zines.

    UIC Disabled Latinx Zine Submission ! (Deadline July 1st)

  • Civic Engagement Discourse Fund Grants – Use to develop an Activity or Capstone project! Due 9/19

    Do you have a civic engagement or public outreach idea or have you been inspired by a process of civic engagement? Approach your fellow or another faculty mentor and ask if you can collaborate on a project that could be funded by this initiative. Projects can count as activities or be the foundation of Capstone projects!

    Civic Engagement Discourse Fund Grants

    IPCE announces the availability of funding to support events that facilitate public discourse on policy issues or the policy implications of university research.

    Eligible events include public forums, dialogues, town hall meetings, and small conferences or workshops that are either open to the public or that target a specific audience such as policy advocates, residents of specific neighborhoods, or a subpopulation such as seniors or youth.  All UIC faculty and staff of research institutes or centers are eligible to apply. IPCE Discourse Fund Awards are a maximum of $4,000 each.  Events must be held by May 31, 2015.   

    Applications must be submitted electronically by September 19, 2014. More details including a full announcement, selection criteria, and application are available at www.ipce.uic.edu.  

    If you have any questions, please contact Norma Ramos at (312) 355-0095.  

  • Volunteering Opportunity: School Kit Packing with HCAB, Gateway to the Great Outdoors, SFP, and oSTEM (11/1)

  • Volunteer Judges Needed for Elementary School Science Fair, Thurs. 5/15

    Skinner West Elementary School is looking for volunteers for their science fairs next week.

    1st Grade Science Fair: Thursday, May 15th at 9:30 am

    3rd Grade Science Fair: Thursday, May 15th at 2:15 pm

    5th Grade Science Fair: Friday, May 16th at 2:15 pm

    As it is 1st - 5th grade science fair projects, no need to be a rocket scientist! But if you are one, they would love to have you too.  Interested?  Contact Veronica Arreola, Director of the Women in Science and Engineering Program at via@uic.edu or 312.355.1813.

    Skinner West
    1260 West Adams Street
    Chicago


  • Social Justice engagement: FREEDOM SUMMER '64 events

    The Social Justice Initiative at UIC invites Honors College students to get actively involved in the FREEDOM DREAMS...FREEDOM NOW Conference that is coming up May 28-May 30 This is a three-day gathering in honor of the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer '64 and will include activists, community leaders, students, scholars and artists and UIC faculty and students, and will feature a keynote address by Julian Bond (Co-Found of SNCC and first President of the Southern Poverty Law Center). Check out the full list of speakers here: http://chicagofreedomsummer.org/speakers/ 

    Student volunteers will help prepare for the conference, run it, attend sessions and be included in special pre-conference and post-conference events with the guests and participants. This is a great foundation for a summer Honors Activity or an for beginning work on a related capstone. Act now to get involved. Send an email expressing your interest in the subject and the planned events immediately to Associate Dean Sara Hall at sahall@uic.edu . 

    All the information you need can be found here: http://chicagofreedomsummer.org/freedom-dreams-freedom-now/ 

    If you are not familiar with the history of Freedom Summer, this is a good place to start: http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/freedom-summer