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Twenty years ago, Chicago reached the highest murder toll in its history, and the neighborhood I was growing up in was one of the hardest hit. To a kid growing up in the heart of the Cabrini Green housing projects—who had all but given up on his future—hope gave me a reason to walk into the doors of Tutoring Chicago for help.

It was there among hundreds of other kids and amazing volunteers that I met my tutor, Sarah, who would go on to change the trajectory of my life. Because of Tutoring Chicago, I was set on a positive path allowing me to graduate from college and pursue my passion to educate youth.

For the past 51 years, Tutoring Chicago has provided free, one-to-one tutoring for economically disadvantaged children. Currently, they serve over 600 kids a week with assistance from over 650 volunteer tutors like Sarah. And today, you can join them to help kids just like me. Any new or increased gift to Tutoring Chicago’s Give. Hope. Now. Campaign before December 31, 2016 will be DOUBLED thanks to the support of a generous donor!  Here’s what your gift can do:

-$1,500 becomes $3,000 and helps send two kids to tutoring for a full school year.
-$600 becomes $1,200 and buys new books for our library for a full school year.
-$250 becomes $500 and covers the cost of tutoring supplies for two months.
-$40 becomes $80 and helps send a child to tutoring for two weeks.

We are at another pivotal moment in Chicago’s history, and your support is critical. My life and improbable successes are a testament to the fact that organizations like Tutoring Chicago are what made and will make our city rise from this crisis—one child at a time. Let’s work together to #GiveHopeNow and make this another defining moment for our great city.


Isaiah Brooms
Tutoring Chicago Alumnus, 1988-1992
Advisory Board Member


Contribute Financially

Checks can be made out to Tutoring Chicago, Inc. and mailed to 2145 N. Halsted, Chicago, IL 60614.
Tutoring Chicago is a 501(c)(3) organization and all financial contributions are tax deductible.

**This year, all new or increased funding will be matched by a generous donor**

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Ask your friends to help, too!

A lot of people are looking for a worthwhile cause to support, and you might be pleasantly surprised at a friend’s eagerness to help Tutoring Chicago.

Call the Tutoring Center at (312) 397-9119 to get involved. Or email Executive Director Erin McPartlin.

For more information on sponsorship or fundraising, please e-mail Jill Heller, Director of Fundraising, or call at (312) 397-9119.

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