Our Partners

Access Community Health Network

The mission of ACCESS is to provide outstanding preventive and primary health care, accessible to all in their own communities.

Access Living

Access Living is a cross-disability organization governed and staffed by a majority of people with disabilities.

Access Living fosters the dignity, pride and self-esteem of people with disabilities and enhances the options available to them so they may choose and maintain individualized and satisfying lifestyles.

Adult Learning Resource Center

For over 35 years the Adult Learning Resource Center (ALRC) has provided expert professional development for adult and family educators. Whether providing training for instructional or program development, the ALRC utilizes content expertise and current research to deliver high quality services to individuals, programs, and state networks.

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago

The AIDS Legal Council of Chicago exists to preserve, promote and protect the legal rights of men, women and children in the metropolitan Chicago area impacted by HIV.
The Council provides direct legal services to people in need, educates the public about HIV-related legal issues, and advocates for social policies that ensure fair treatment for all people affected by HIV/AIDS.

Albany Park Community Center

The Albany Park Community Center educates and supports members of the community as they determine their own path of growth and development, by providing diverse programs and services for individuals, families, groups and businesses.

Albany Park Neighborhood Council

APNC’s mission to create a safer community, improve the quality of education, provide a voice for youth, preserve affordable housing, increase access to affordable health care, and sustain a mixed socioeconomic and ethnically diverse community in Albany Park.

Alliance of Filipinos for Immigrant Rights and Empowerment

AFIRE’s mission is to build the capacity of Filipino American community to effect constructive social change through grassroots education, action, research, and services.

Amnesty International - Champaign/Urbana

The UIUC chapter works to carry out this mission through demonstrations, lectures, petitions and letter-writing campaigns to governments at home and abroad.

Arab American Action Network

The Arab American Action Network (AAAN) strives to strengthen the Arab community in the Chicago area by building its capacity to be an active agent for positive social change.

Arab American Family Services

AAFS' mission is to change and impact the quality of life by serving and building stronger and healthier generations of Arab Americans in our communities.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice

The Mission of Asian Americans Advancing Justice is to promote a fair and equitable society for all by working for civil and human rights and empowering Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and other unders

Asociacion de Vendedores Ambulantes

As a result of constant attacks by inspectors and city officials, the Asociación de Vendedores Ambulantes (Association of Street Vendors, AVA) formed in 1992.

Association House of Chicago

We serve a multi-cultural community by providing comprehensive, collaborative and effective programs in English and Spanish.  We promote health and wellness and create opportunities for educational and economic advancement.

Assyrian National Council of Illinois

Assyrian National Council of Illinois is a nationwide non-profit organization that promotes public awareness of Assyrian issues, encourages greater American-Assyrian participation in the American democratic process, and assists in humanitarian and development programs in Illinois and all over USA, and also in Middle East where the Assyrian community resides.

Cambodian Association of Illinois

Cambodian Association of Illinois enables refugees and immigrants from Cambodia residing in Illinois, especially those in metropolitan Chicago, to become self-sufficient, productive participants in American society while preserving and enhancing their cultural heritage and community.

Centro Comunitario Juan Diego


Centro Communitario Juan Diego promotes leadership and social change while serving those in need.

Centro de Informacion

We empower Hispanics and others to integrate in the larger community through education, counseling, and advocacy.

Centro de Trabajadores Unidos

The mission of Centro de Trabajadores Unidos is to have a powerful immigrant run organization in the southeast side of Chicago that will educate workers on their rights, develop leadership within the immigrant community, support and organize all workers as they fight for their rights in the workplace and fight for changing po

Centro Romero

Centro Romero is a community-based organization that serves the refugee immigrant population on the northeast side of Chicago.

Chicago Community and Workers Rights

The Mission of Chicago Community and Workers' Rights (CCWR) is to organize educational activities and promote leadership in defence of workers' rights.

Chicago Cultural Alliance

The Chicago Cultural Alliance is a consortium of Chicago-area ethnic museums and cultural centers whose mission is to effect social change and public understanding of cultural diversity through first voice perspectives. The Alliance increases the visibility and impact of Chicago's ethnic assets by leveraging partnerships between member organizations and major institutions.

Chicago Irish Immigrant Support

Chicago Irish Immigrant Support is a not-for-profit organization which serves the needs of Irish immigrants and Irish Americans in the Chicago area and beyond.

Chicago Legal Clinic

The Chicago Legal Clinic is a premier provider of community-based quality legal services to the underserved and disadvantaged in the Chicago area.

Chicago New Sanctuary Coalition

We are an interfaith coalition called to challenge faith communities and leaders through education, advocacy, and action to live in compassionate solidarity with our immigrant sisters and brothers.

Chicago Workers Collaborative

Chicago Workers' Collaborative  is an Illinois non-profit organization founded in 2000 that promotes full employment and equality for the lowest wage-earners in the Chicago region through leadership and skills training, critical a

Chinese American Service League

Since Day One, CASL has been in a state of evolution, but the mission has never changed: to meet the needs of the community it serves with a compassionate heart. CASL gives dignity and opportunity to those who not only need it, but also are willing to work to achieve their goals.

Chinese Mutual Aid Association

Chinese Mutual Aid Association (CMAA) is a community-based social services agency.

Christopher House

Christopher House is a catalyst for helping at-risk children from birth to age 18 thrive by taking a comprehensive approach to education and creating lifelong learners. We focus on each child’s overall growth and development which has a positive, measurable impact on their ability to succeed.

Citizen Action/Illinois

Citizen Action/Illinois is the state's largest public interest organization and a progressive political coalition committed to creating social change both in Illinois and across the nation.

Claretian Missionaries

The Claretians are committed to seeing the world through the eyes of the poor. We strive to respond to the most urgent and timely needs, using all means possible to care for the spiritual and material needs of others. We give special attention to the needs of recent immigrants, youth and families, leadership training, and spiritual renewal.

Community Health Partnership of Illinois

CHP’s philosophy of health care builds upon the language, beliefs and culture of the communities we serve. Our mission is to:

Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago

To be the unifying federation of Islamic organizations of Greater Chicago, the leading advocate of Muslim community interests and a catalyst for enriching American Society.

Council on American-Islamic Relations

CAIR-Chicago is the main office of the Illinois chapter of CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) serving the neighboring Midwest. CAIR is the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy group.

Counseling Center of Lakeview

The Counseling Center of Lake View is a private non-for-profit organization committed to the provision of quality, comprehensive, mental health, substance abuse, and domestic violence services for the residents of the Lake View and adjacent communities.

Dominican Literacy Center, Aurora

The mission of the Dominican Literacy Center is to help women learn to read, write and speak English within an atmosphere of mutual respect and dignity.  Through the generosity of trained volunteer tutors, immigrant women learn to communicate in English and to be a formative influence in their famili

East Central Illinois Refugee & Mutual Assistance Center

The purpose of the East Central Illinois Refugee Mutual Assistance Center (AKA ECIRMAC or Refugee Center) is to aid in the resettlement of refugees and immigrants, regardless of country or origin, in the East-Central Illinois area and to aid in the exchange and preservation of their respective cultures.

Equality Illinois

The Mission of Equality Illinois is to secure, protect and defend equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Illinois.

Erie Neighborhood House

Erie Neighborhood House is a community service agency founded in 1870 that promotes a just and inclusive society by strengthening low-income, primarily Latino families through skill-building, access to critical resources, advocacy and collaborative action.

Ethiopian Community Association of Chicago

The Ethiopian Community Association of Chicago (ECAC) is a non-profit, charitable organization committed to serving the cultural, psychological and socio-economic needs of refugees and immigrants in and around metropolitan Chicago.

Exodus World Service

Exodus World Service transforms the lives of refugees and volunteers. We educate churches about refugee ministry, connect volunteers with newly arriving refugees through practical service projects, and equip leaders to speak up on behalf of refugees. The end result is that wounded hearts are healed, loneliness is replaced with companionship, and fear is transformed into hope

Family Focus Aurora

The mission of Family Focus—one of the nation's flagship family support programs since 1976—is to promote the well-being of children from birth by supporting and strengthening their families in and with their communities.

Federacions de Clubes Michoacanos

Promover el bienestar y el progreso de los michoacanos y mexicanos tanto en el medio oeste de Estados Unidos, como en el Estado de Michoacán, México, a través de proyectos educativos, culturales, productivos y sociales dentro de un cuento binacional

Fenix Family Health Center

Fenix is a high quality comprehensive family healthcare facility providing services primarily to low income and Spanish speaking immigrant families in Lake County, Illinois.

Hamdard Center for Health and Human Services

The Hamdard Center is a Multilingual, Multi-cultural Social & Health Service Agency Dedicated to Serving the South Asian, Middle Eastern, and the Bosnian Communities in Illinois. Our Mission is to promote physical and emotional health and psychological well being of the individuals and families by offering hope, help, and healing.

Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Rights

Heartland Alliance advances the human rights and responds to the human needs of endangered populations—particularly the poor, the isolated, and the displaced—through the provision of comprehensive and respectful services and the promotion of permanent solutions leading to a more just global society.

Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society

The mission of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS Chicago) is to guide Jewish immigrants and others through the immigration process to the ultimate goal of United States citizenship; to aid them in bringing their families here as new immigrants and to reunite them with family or friends already here; to foster American ideals among the newcomers and to instill a knowledge of American history a

Immigrant Youth Justice League

IYJL is a Chicago-based organization led by undocumented youth working towards full recognition of the rights and contributions of all immigrants through education, leadership development, policy advocacy, resource gathering, and mobilization.

Indo-American Center

Our mission is to promote the well-being of South Asian immigrants through services that facilitate their adjustment, integration, and friendship with the wider society, nurture their sense of community, and foster appreciation for their culture and heritage.

Instituto del Progreso Latino

Our mission is to contribute to the fullest development of Latino immigrants and their families through education, training and employment that fosters full participation in the changing United States society while preserving cultural identity and dignity.

Iraqi Mutual Aid Society

The purpose of the Iraqi Mutual Aid Society is to foster the well-being and self-sufficiency of Iraqi refugees and immigrants in the Chicago-metro area: easing their transition to life in the United States, forging connections between Iraqi and American society, and facilitating the preservation and exchange of Iraqi culture.

Jewish Child and Family Services

It is the mission of Jewish Child & Family Services to provide help, healing and caring services infused with Jewish values to strengthen lives in the community.

Jewish Council on Urban Affairs

The mission of the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs is to combat poverty, racism and anti-Semitism in partnership with Chicago’s diverse communities. Guided by prophetic Jewish principles, JCUA pursues social and economic justice for Chicago’s most vulnerable neighborhoods by promoting a vision of empowering communities from within.

Korean American Community Services

Our mission at KACS is to celebrate our ethnicity and to empower all members of the community by providing educational, legal, health and social services.
We have created this web site as a public service, offering information about our agency and services, as well as matters of concern to our constituents and supporters.

Korean American Resource and Cultural Center

KRCC’s mission is to empower the Korean American community through education, social service, organizing/advocacy and culture. KRCC serves the Korean American community of greater Chicago, now estimated at 100,000.

La Colectiva

La Colectiva is a student organization at the University of Illinois that exists to address the challenges faced by the immigrant community within Champaign-Urbana. Our mission is to advocate social justice and change on behalf of all immigrants while simultaneously serving the community by fostering leadership and providing resources through grassroots initiatives.

La Voz Latina

La Voz Latina’s mission can be summed up in a few words: “Education is the answer.” The organization maintains a strong focus on education through English and Citizenship classes, programming for youth, health and family education, and community awareness.  Consumer workshops, resettlement orientation and personal counseling are part of the winning formula used to ease cultural barrie

Latino Organization of the Southwest

To create the awareness of the social, political, economic and cultural reality that will enable latinos to develop critical thinking and knowledge for further growth as individuals so that they play a more active role and use the existing resources and create more to contribute to the positive development of our communities.

Logan Square Neighborhood Association

The Logan Square Neighborhood Association’s (LSNA) mission is to convene a network of neighbors, schools, businesses, social service agencies, faith communities, and other organizations to collaborate for thriving communities in Logan Square, Avondale, and Lathrop Homes.

Mano a Mano Family Resource Center

The Mission of Mano a Mano Family Resource Center, as stated on the home page, is to "empower immigrant and underserved families of Lake County to become full participants in American life by providing quality programs and services that educate and establish links to essential community resources.

Millenia Consulting

Millennia Consulting is a national firm, primarily serving the social sectors. Our services are designed to help nonprofits—large and small—build leadership and develop strategic and organizational capacity to deliver results.

Mosque Foundation

THE MOSQUE FOUNDATION serves the spiritual, religious and communal needs of area Muslims by means of nurturing their faith, upholding their values, and fostering the wellbeing of the community around it through worship, charity, education, outreach, and civic engagement.

Mujeres Latinas en Accion

Mujeres Latinas en Acción empowers Latinas through providing services which reflect their values and culture and being an advocate on the issues that make a difference in their lives

Muslim Women Resouce Center

Muslim Women Resource Center’s mission is to assist immigrant and refugee Muslim women overcome cultural and language barriers, and prepare them with appropriate Occupational skills to become self sufficient and ready to enter the job market.

National Immigrant Justice Center

NIJC provides direct legal services to and advocates for these populations through policy reform, impact litigation, and public education. Since its founding three decades ago, NIJC has been unique in blending individual client advocacy with broad-based systemic change.

Organization of the North East

ONE is a mixed-income, multi-ethnic, intergenerational organization of institutions that unites our diverse community. Our mission is to build power and develop leadership so that the community can address critical human rights issues that improve our common life.

Polish Initiative of Chicago

The mission of PIC is to support and stimulate civic participation in public arenas through community organizing. We believe in a strong community built on solidarity that provides meaningful ways for our leaders and members to have a strong voice in the decisions that affect our lives.

Protestants for the Common Good

“Protestants for the Common Good educates and mobilizes people of faith to participate in political democracy for the sake of social justice and the beloved community.”

Puentes de Esperanza

The mission of Puentes de Esperanza is to enhance the quality of life of the Latino Community in Southern Illinois, through partnership in a community-based ministry directed at social, health, and spiritual needs.

Refugee One

RefugeeOne is a refugee resettlement agency that provides a full range of services to refugees resettled in the Chicago area. Our primary focus is to assist the refugee in becoming an independent, self-supporting member of the new community as soon as possible.

Rock Valley Community College Refugee and Immigration Services

Refugee & Immigrant Services provides adjustment and employment services to Refugees from the northern ten counties in Illinois.  Our job developers and staff work with employers who have found that hiring refugees and immigrants through our program has assisted them in attaining great production rates and locating wonderful employees.

Scott D. Pollock and Associates

Scott D. Pollock & Associates, P.C.

South-East Asia Center

South-East Asia Center’s mission is to build bridges of understanding and cooperation amongst all Asian people as well as between peoples of Eastern and Western upbringing. We work with native-born Americans and immigrants, promoting mutual understanding and cooperation.

Southwest Organizing Project

SWOP’s mission is to build a broad-based organization of churches, mosques, schools, and other institutions in Southwest Chicago, which will enable families to exercise common values, determine their own future and connect with each other to improve life in their neighborhoods.

Southwest Youth Collaborative

The mission of the Southwest Youth Collaborative is to inspire youth, families, and community members from diverse economic, racial, and ethnic backgrounds to become leaders in their communities.

The Immigration Project

 The Immigration Project began its operation as an Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) recognized Qualified Designated Entity (QDE) more than nineteen years ago in order to assist eligible applicants for the Immigration "Amnesty" authorized under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

The Resurrection Project

Our mission is to build relationships and challenge people to act on their faith and values to create healthy communities through organizing, education and community development.

The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union - Local 881

Local 881 is an autonomous Local Union chartered by the UFCW International that represents 34,000 members who work throughout Illinois and Northwest Indiana. Our members are primarily employed in the retail food and drug industry, as well as a variety of other retail segments.

United African Organization

The United African Organization is a dynamic coalition of African national associations that promotes social and economic justice, civic participation, and empowerment of African immigrants and refugees in Illinois.

United Southwest Chamber of Commerce

The United Southwest Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary organization of business and professional people dedicated to improving the growth and success of the business community.The chamber represents local businesses, professionals and individuals looking to start a new business.

Unity Temple Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Social Mission Committee

Our mission is to be a welcoming spiritual community that nurtures each individual's search for meaning. As we create fellowship within our community, we reach out to demonstrate our shared values of compassion, peace, justice and respect for the earth.

Universidad Popular

To reach community empowerment through participatory learning. Universidad Popular works in partnership with neighborhood residents to transform their lives and ultimately, the community.

University YMCA

The University YMCA shall challenge and nurture the mind and spirit of individuals and communities to develop and practice ethical principles and responsible leadership for social justice and the integrity of our natural world.

Vietnamese Association of Illinois

Our Mission is to strengthen and perpetuate the unity and solidarity of the Vietnamese residing in the state of Illinois.

To generate and implement the mutual assistance spirit among the Vietnamese ethnic group members.

To promote, support and develop cultural, social and educational programs to serve people in Illinois.

World Relief - Moline

Empowering the local Church to serve the most vulnerable

World Relief Aurora/Dupage

Empowering the local Church to serve the most vulnerable

World Relief Chicago

Empowering the local Church to serve the most vulnerable

Youth Service Bureau of Illinois Valley

YSB's Mission is to help young people and families succeed by serving them in their home, school, and community.