The mission of Cluster Tutoring is to help students realize their potential through the power of learning in an environment that strengthens the student, the tutor, and the community. The organization provides a high-quality learning environment for over 100 elementary and high school students from Chicago's Austin community, as well as a richly rewarding experience for its volunteer tutors.
Called to Proclaim, Nurture and Serve, Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church (FOPC) welcomes all people to worship with our faith community. Fundraising for the youth ministry at FOPC strives to create a Christ centered, warm, affirming and inclusive environment rooted in the reformed tradition, that empowers each individual to teach, serve, worship, play and learn as we honor God in today’s world. Each year the senior high students travel to a different location for a mission trip that teaches students about hands on service.
First United Church Nursery School is a community of families and teachers that share in the experience of teaching, inspiring and guiding young children. The nursery school program supports the development of the child through an early educational experience based on play.
Founded in 2001, Local-Motions Inc. is a non-profit organization (501(c)3), dedicated to the promotion of performance arts among school-aged children in Chicago. Providing Performing Arts Instructions in dance, theater, set design, vocal performance, and fine art, which benefit children and youth from ages five to eighteen.
The purpose of the Chorale is threefold: (1) to perform choral masterworks in many different styles and from many periods of music history; (2) to provide a setting in the Oak Park-River Forest area where local artists and composers can be heard; (3) to sing a repertoire that includes the rich musical diversity of cultures, composers, and instruments from around the world in juxtaposition with the cultural and musical wealth we enjoy in our own land.
OPALGA’s mission is to improve the quality of life and to empower lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) residents of the area through communication, education, participation, celebration and understanding, thereby incorporating our unique strengths and values into everyday life. OPALGA strives to foster a communitywide understanding of the issues that LGBT people face through direct outreach and interaction with local communitywide organizations.
Founded in 1921, the Oak Park Art League (OPAL) is one of Illinois’ longest, continually-running non-profit arts organizations. OPAL fulfills its mission through its offering of high quality art education to people of all ages and skill levels, programs and guest lectures, artist demonstrations and critiques, plus monthly exhibition opportunities in our art gallery.
The Oak Park Regional Housing Center offers free apartment referral services, and rental counseling to building owners. They work to counteract steering and to promote pro-integrative choices through affirmative marketing. They market Oak Park as a community for all races, attracting people who respond to and strengthen that kind of climate. The OPRHC promotes Oak Park as open to all and educates minority home seekers on their fair housing rights. https://oprhc.org/
The main goal is promoting educational opportunities for women. Friendship is the cornerstone of P.E.O. – it is the legacy left by our Founders and it thrives in our unique Sisterhood. P.E.O. exists to be a source of encouragement and support for women to realize their potential in whatever worthwhile endeavor they choose. True to the mission of promoting educational opportunities for women, education continues to be the primary philanthropy of the P.E.O. Sisterhood. In fact, the P.E.O. Sisterhood proudly sponsors no less than six international philanthropies, or projects, designed to assist women with their educational goals.
A private, nonprofit nursery school serving Oak Park, Illinois and surrounding communities. We welcome children of all races, religions, ethnic backgrounds, and economic situation and seek a student body that represents the rich diversity of the greater Oak Park area. Our primary focus is a professionally prepared play environment that facilitates the physical, cognitive, social and emotional growth of each child. We strive to encourage each child’s uniqueness as well as his/her responsibility to get along with others.
Lux Cantorum is a unique sacred choral ensemble with a rich spiritual tradition and an ever-expanding repertoire. For more than 65 years, LCC has enlightened, educated and entertained the people of Chicago and the world.
LCC was founded in 1947 as Lutheran Choir of Chicago, and has evolved into a select group of performers from different spiritual backgrounds who share a common desire to make joyful music.
Cub Scouts Pack 16 is an intentionally inclusive chapter of Scouts BSA (formerly Boy Scouts of America), chartered by First United Church Oak Park. Cub Scouts serves children in kindergarten through fifth grade – building character, teaching the responsibilities of citizenship and personal fitness. https://pack16oakpark.org/
Wonder Works’ mission is to provide a hands-on, multi-generational environment intended to strengthen the social, emotional and intellectual development of children from birth to age ten. Our exhibits and programs provide the bridge between classroom and family room, promoting creativity and encouraging children to learn through play. The museum currently has six permanent exhibits, as well as special events and classes. Families access the museum through membership, general admission, field trips, classes, parties, and our retail store.
Rotary is a community of friends who are committed to creating positive change in the world. Find out how joining Rotary can enrich your life and improve the lives of people living in your neighborhood and across the globe.
Celebrating Seniors is dedicated to honoring, recognizing and serving seniors in Oak Park, River Forest and Forest Park, Illinois. The organization concentrates on four main objectives: facilitating cooperation between the business community, government agencies and not-for-profit organizations for the benefit of the senior population; promoting senior groups and organizations; raising public awareness of issues facing seniors; and raising funds to support at-risk and vulnerable elders. http://www.celebratingseniors.net/
Pilgrim Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, welcomes neighbors and friends to participate in the full life of this progressive Christian church. We are committed to radical hospitality, passionate worship, intentional spiritual development, risk-taking mission and service, and extravagant generosity. Our mission is to share God’s love, reaching out to one another and into our wider community. We are becoming a faith community with ever deepening spiritual connections. We are intentionally inclusive and increasingly diverse, visible in and engaged with the wider world. You are welcome here.
Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry’s mission is to work together as a community to reduce hunger locally through:
direct hunger relief services
hunger awareness education and
advocacy to influence anti-hunger policy
L’Arche communities in the United States provide homes and workplaces where people with and without intellectual disabilities live and work together as peers, create inclusive communities of faith and friendship, and transform society through relationships that cross social boundaries.