These Chicago-area organizations have been chosen to receive funding from Tyson Foods to hire a summer student intern. Below you will find an overview of organization’s cause.The following organizations have all hired summer 2018 summer interns.
The Alliance for Immigrant Neighbors
About the organization: The Alliance for Immigrant Neighbors is committed to providing compassionate, quality, and affordable legal assistance for immigrants in and around Des Plaines, Illinois. AIN was established as a response to the need for accessible legal services for the Northwest Suburbs’ increasingly diverse immigration population. Since 2015, AIN has served immigrant families through direct legal services and community education.
BEDS Plus Care
About the organization: BEDS PLUS Care’s mission is to help vulnerable individuals stabilize their lives through housing and supportive services. Since 1988, BEDS PLUS has given the homeless a safe place to sleep, hot homemade meals, professional counseling, and the job services they need to become self-sufficient.
About the organization: The mission of Bridge Communities is to transition homeless families to self-sufficiency by working with partners to provide mentoring, housing, and supportive services.
Student Employment Opportunity: This position provides a student intern with a broad range of responsibilities in organizational development, fundraising, marketing and event planning, volunteer management, program development, and data collection and research.
Center for Economic Progress
About the organization: The Center for Economic Progress (CEP) helps low-income, working families as a trusted provider of tax and financial services. Everything we do, from direct service to informing public policy, improves the financial stability of those we serve.
About the organization: Common Threads grew out of the belief that family and food have the power to nurture and strengthen us, to connect us to culture and community, and to teach and excite us about our world.
By sharing the delight of cooking and delicious recipes, in conjunction with practical life-skills in health and nutrition, Common Threads can change lives.
Erie Neighborhood House
About the organization: Erie Neighborhood House’s mission is to promote a just and inclusive society by strengthening low-income, primarily Latino families through skill-building, access to critical resources, advocacy and collaborative action.
Student Employment Opportunity: The summer intern will 1) assist with data entry, donation acknowledgement, and reporting; 2) maximize fundraising efforts through prospect research and program event management. The Program Assistant will help us strengthen and expand our health and nutrition programming.
Gads Hill Center
About the organization: Since 1898, Gads Hill Center creates opportunities for children and their families to build a better life through education, access to resources and community engagement.
Garfield Park Community Council
About the organization: The Garfield Park Community Council is a community-building organization made up of dedicated residents and allies working together to develop leaders and create opportunities and programs that build a vital Garfield Park community.
Global Garden Refugee Training Farm
About the organization: The mission of Global Gardens Refugee Training Farm is to improve access to fresh vegetables for newly arrived refugee families and their urban neighbors; feed the souls of displaced farmers through re-connection with the soil and food production; provide supplemental income for participating refugee farmers; and foster new, refugee-operated farms.
Hanul Family Alliance
About the organization: The Hanul Family Alliance strives to be a leading organization by becoming an efficient, effective, and supportive provider of social services to an ever changing Korean-American community.
Howard Area Community Center
About the organization: Howard Area Community Center is a social service agency that provides affordable and free education, employment, and health assistance programs for the greater Rogers Park area. Many of HACC’s services are life-sustaining. Individuals and families set their own goals, and HACC is here to lend a helping hand along their journey to success.
Illinois Hunger Coalition
About the organization: The Illinois Hunger Coalition seeks to alleviate and end hunger and the underlying causes through community organizing, advocating for progressive public policies, and public education.
Northern Illinois Food Bank
About the organization: The Northern Illinois Food Bank aims to lead the Northern Illinois community in solving hunger by providing nutritious meals to those in need through innovative programs and partnerships.
NIU CommUniversity Garden
About the organization: The CommUniversity Gardens seek to improve agricultural literacy by increasing access to education about sustainable farming practices and the importance of local food production.
Northside Community Resources
About the organization: Northside Community Resources (NCR) was founded in 1952 as the Rogers Park Community Council. NCR’s mission is to build and strengthen communities among the diverse populations of Chicago’s North Side.
Seven Generations Ahead
About the organization: Founded in 2001, Seven Generations Ahead’s mission is to promote the development of ecologically sustainable and healthy communities. SGA works with local government, community and private sector leaders to help communities make the changes they need to create a healthy and sustainable future.
South Asian American Policy and Research Institute
About the organization: SAARPI serves South Asian Americans in the Chicago area, by using research to formulate equitable and socially responsible policy recommendations. SAAPRI’s work has included research and policy initiatives on civic engagement, hate crimes, access to health care, economic development, and immigration.
St. Leonards Ministries
About the organization: St. Leonard’s Ministries provides comprehensive residential, case management, and employment services for those released from prison without resources needed to rebuild their lives.
The Talking Farm
About the organization: The Talking Farm embodies the long-term commitment to sustainable green development and preservation of open spaces in an urban environment.
Chicago World Relief
About the organization: Established in 1980, World Relief Chicago (WRC) has assisted in the resettlement of over 15,000 refugees. We work in close collaboration with community partners and volunteers to come alongside refugees and immigrants on their journey through cultural adjustment with the goal of assisting refugees in becoming self-sufficient in the United States.