Our Mission


The mission of Lawyers Lend-A-Hand to Youth is to channel the legal community’s resources to promote mentoring and tutoring programs in disadvantaged communities. Lend-A-Hand accomplishes its mission through two main initiatives: the Lend-A-Hand grants program and Lend-A-Hand Tutoring at the Chicago Bar Association.

Lawyers Lend-A-Hand to Youth is an independent 501(c)3 organization that was founded in 1994 by Thomas A. Demetrio, previous president of the Chicago Bar Association. The organization is located in the CBA building.


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We are very grateful to our sponsors:

Law Leader:
Tomasik Kotin Kasserman

Philanthropic Patrons:
Beermann Law
Clifford Law Offices
Cooney and Conway
Corboy & Demetrio
Evidence Video
Meyers & Flowers
Segal McCambridge Singer Mahoney
Sidley Austin
Winston & Strawn

Supporting Sponsors:
ATG Trust, Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd, Burke Wise Morissey Kaveny, Cavanagh Law Group, Cogan & Powers, Dykema, Hinshaw & Culbertson, Hurley McKenna & Mertz, Lowis & Gellen, Monico & Spevack, Power Rogers & Smith, Salvi Schostok & Pritchard, Simmons Hanly Conroy, Stephanie K. Nathanson, Taft Stettinius & Hollister, and Waterville Advisors.

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