Lawyers Lend-A-Hand to Youth 2017 Grant Awardees



Strive Tutoring is one of three new Lawyers Lend-A-Hand to Youth grantees. The other two first-year grantees are Chicago Youth Opportunities Initiative and LivingWorks.

Lawyers Lend-A-Hand to Youth Board of Directors has selected 13 mentoring and tutoring organizations to receive a 2017 grant award.

Each of these organizations has a program that provides one-to-one tutoring or mentoring to youth in the city of Chicago. In order to qualify for the award, each organization submitted a proposal that included a description of their program, programmatic goals and objectives, and financial information. Before selecting the awardees, members of the board conducted on-site visits to the organizations during the programs’ mentoring sessions.



The following organizations will receive a 2017 grant award:

America Needs You (first generation college students)

Chicago Lawndale AMACHI (youth with incarcerated parents)

Chicago Youth Opportunities Initiative (teenagers living in a residential facility)

Children’s Home + Aid (foster care children living at the Rice Center)

Cluster Tutoring (students in grades K-12 from Austin)

Heartland Human Care Services (refugee and other immigrant youth)

Inspired Youth (students in grades K-12 from Uptown)

Kelly Hall YMCA (students in grades K-12 from West Humboldt Park)

Launch U (college counseling for high school seniors)

Lawndale Christian Legal Center (court-involved youth)

LivingWorks (middle school students from Rogers Park)

Minds Matter (college readiness for high schoolers)

Strive Tutoring (students in grades K-12 from Hyde Park)


Article by: Genita Robinson