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Sophomore Resource Page

Below you will find links to help you begin thinking about the advocacy and direct service stages of your social justice oral history project. You may use them as starting points, but feel free to do more research on your own. If your topic is not here, talk to Ms. Bologa and she'll help you find some resources.

Catholics Confront Global Poverty : advocacy organization of the US Bishops and Catholic Relief Services, features different issues and action alerts (currently: refugees, human trafficking, climate change).

Catalog of Chicago Activism :a list of activist, social change, and advocacy organizations in Chicago.

Environmental Justice
Pilsen Environmental Rights and Reform Organization
Little Village Environmental Justice Organization

Homelessness/Affordable Housing
Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
Heartland Alliance-Housing
Housing Action Illinois

National Immigrant Justice Center
Immigrant Youth Justice League
Latinos Progresando
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants
Interfaith Immigration Coalition
Centro Romero (family services)
Universidad Popular (education)
Poder Works (education)
Latinos Progresando
Taller de Jose
Erie Neighborhood House
Instituto del Progreso Latino
Casa Central
Su Casa Catholic Worker
The Resurrection Project
Enlace-Legal & Immigration Services
Frida Kahlo Community Organization (education)
Latino Organization of the Southwest

Women's Rights/Issues
Mujeres Latinas en Accion

Domestic Violence
Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women's Network
DV Outreach at the Archdiocese of Chicago
Community Development Organizations
The Resurrection Project (housing, immigration)
Instituto del Progreso Latino (education, workforce development, citizenship)
Interfaith Leadership Project of Cicero, Berwyn, Stickney (civic engagement & social justice)

Worker's Rights/Labor Practices
ARISE Chicago
Latino Union of Chicago
Chicago Community & Worker's Rights
Interfaith Worker Justice
Jobs With Justice
Human Thread Campaign (justice for garment workers)

Click here for a great introduction to the services available to refugees in Chicago and the organizations that provide them.
Refugee One
Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement Program
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
World Relief Chicago
Jesuit Refugee Service

The Arc of Illinois
El Valor (Adult Services)
L'Arche Chicago

Domestic Violence
*Due to the sensitive nature of domestic violence, most direct service volunteers are required to complete a 40-hour Domestic Violence Training program. Since this would be difficult for high school students, you might need to look for opportunities in childcare, tutoring, special events, or office help at some of these agencies.
House of the Good Shepherd
Sarah's Inn
Su Casa Catholic Worker
Mujeres Latinas en Accion
Pillars (Chicago suburbs)
Neopolitan Lighthouse
Between Friends
Family Rescue

Hunger & Homelessness
Greater Chicago Food Depository
La Casa Norte
Safe Haven