Opportunity Details

Education & Youth
Low-income Communities
Build Connections

Age Minimum (with Adult): 12+, Minimum Age:16+, Court Ordered Volunteer - Allowed

Language Exchange at Armour Square: North

By volunteering at this project, volunteers will have an opportunity to exchange ideas and language. Bias and negative stereotypes affect an individual’s world view, which often leads to isolation and disconnection from those different from us. In order to broaden one’s world view, it is important to increase exposure to different perspectives. Ultimately, volunteers and residents will develop increased empathy and contribute to a stronger, more unified Chicago.

Description During the project, volunteers will prepare and serve breakfast as well as participate in cultural exchanges with seniors through guided conversations and a bingo game. Volunteers who speak Cantonese are encouraged to attend!

Transit Information This location is accessible via the redline to the 35th/Sox stop. Walk north on Wentworth; Armour Square is a few blocks north. Volunteers can also take the 35th street bus to the Sox stop. Walk north on Wentworth. Armour Square North is a few blocks north. Street parking is also available.

Community Partner The Chicago Housing Authority provides rental housing to more than 50,000 families and individuals, while supporting healthy communities in neighborhoods across the city. The CHA’s Armour Square Apartments offers subsidized housing for low-income seniors who live independently. Armour Square Apartments has been a Chicago Cares partner since 1995 for this project.
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