Opportunity Details

Health & Wellness
Low-income Communities
Physical Activity

Age Minimum (with Adult): 10+, Minimum Age:16+, Court Ordered Volunteer - Allowed

Language Exchange at Ella Flagg Young Apartments

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 Formerly known as Bingo Fun at Ella Flagg Young Apartments. During the project, volunteers will participate in cultural exchanges with seniors through guided conversations and a picture bingo game. Volunteers who speak/learning the following languages are strongly encouraged to attend: Korean, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Vietnamese (fluency is not required to attend).

Transit Information This location is accessible via the #148 (Clarendon Michigan Express) bus as well as El Red line (Wilson). Street parking is also available onsite.

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 Ella Flagg Young Apartments offers subsidized housing for low-income seniors who live independently. Ella Flagg Young Apartments has been a Chicago Cares partner since 2006 for this project.
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