Volunteer

PRODUCE MOBILE – 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., every 4th Wednesday

Works with the Greater Chicago Food Depository to provide food for hungry families while striving to end hunger in our community.

Rescue, Release, and Restore

RESCUE, RELEASE, AND RESTORE

By rescuing gifts, releasing potential and restoring the promise of our youth within their communities, Rescue, Release, and Restores mission transforms the self-worth and empowers youth through leadership training, artistic expression and mentorship.

SIMBA (Safe in My Brother’s Arms) offers African American young men (ages 8-17) a safe space to examine their lives, their choices, and their futures. Based on a rites of passage model, the camp takes young males through a process which exposes the traps that lie waiting for them in t heir world and lifts up the power and promise of African and African American culture and heritage.

SIMSA (Safe in My Sisters’ Arms) offers African American young ladies (ages 8-17) a safe space to examine their lives, their choices, and their futures. Based on a rites of passage model, the camp takes young ladies through a process which exposes the traps that lie waiting for them in their world and lifts up the power and promise of African and African American culture and heritage.

MYLA  (Multicultural Youth Leadership Academy) offers young men and ladies in high school (ages 13-16) a safe space where they will be developed and refined as leaders for a multicultural world. Campers from multiple cultural backgrounds will form community with one another, experience the richness of each cultures’ heritage, and develop together as leaders. Participants should already exhibit leadership qualities and will be selected from a field of applicants. Selections will be made to balance ratios between gender and cultures.

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Riverdale Organizing for Change (ROC) is a grassroots community organization devoted to addressing issues concerning the quality of life in Riverdale. We are comprised of concerned stakeholders, people who live, work and worship in the village. We are non-partisan, the only interest we represent are the interest of the communities.

Our primary goal is to provide a vehicle whereby residents can hold their elected officials accountable and to promote citizenship and community. The purpose of our candidate’s forum is we believe the residents of the Riverdale and surrounding southern suburbs have a right to have a voice in the political process. We believe it helps our members and neighbors make an informed decision.

Zambia Project – The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Zambia is a young, vibrant, growing church, currently with 5,600 members who attend 35 different congregations across Zambia. Yet, they lack strong church buildings for worship space, and often hold services in temporary or unsafe structures or outdoors under trees. We have an opportunity to change this. In collaboration with our brothers and sisters in Zambia, ELCA Global church sponsorship is embarking on a project where 15 new permanent church buildings across Zambia can be built. The goal is to raise   $500,000 to facilitate this endeavor.