Chicago, Illinois



"It is hopeless for the occasional visitor to try to keep up with Chicago. She outgrows his prophecies faster than he can make them." - Mark Twain

Join NDA Chicago and become a part of this exciting and ever changing global city! By becoming a member of NDA Chicago you can experience all the vibrant cultures this great city has to offer. The excellent public transit system and extensive bike lanes allow you to get you around town easily without a car. You’ll never be bored in Chicago, from street fests, farmers markets, outdoor music, and the beach in the summer, to ice skating or snowshoeing in winter, and comedy, film, music, and theatre year round, you’ll find that one year probably isn’t enough!

Site Director: Ksenia Chernova
Phone: 773-722-7440 ext. 3208


Marillac Center

Marillac St. Vincent Family Services has been serving the needs of the poor throughout the city of Chicago for over 100 years. The center provides vital programs and services in the areas of child development, social services, outreach to at-risk families and individuals, senior services and youth programs. AmeriCorps members serving at Marillac support adult education and after-school programs.

Sarah’s Circle

Sarah’s Circle is a refuge for women who are homeless or in need of a safe space. By providing housing assistance, case management, referral services, and life necessities, Sarah’s Circle encourages women to empower themselves by rebuilding both emotionally and physically; realizing their unique potential. AmeriCorps members serving at Sarah’s Circle provide assistance at the Day Center as well as the Permanent Housing Center.

Girls in the Game

The mission of Girls in the Game is to help girls discovers their strength and lead with confidence through fun and active sports, health and leadership programs. The organization partners with public schools across Chicago to provide after-school programming based on the specific curriculum designed to encourage positive relationships and team building. AmeriCorps members serving at Girls in the Game coordinate and coach after-school programs.

San Miguel (Back of the Yards)

San Miguel School, located in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, provides an innovative and accessible education to inner-city middle school students. AmeriCorps members at San Miguel provide academic support in the classroom as well as support students and their families throughout the high school application process.

Polaris Charter Academy

The mission of Polaris Charter Academy is to educate students to be self-motivated, creative, critical thinkers, with the ultimate goal of shaping life-long learners and citizens with a strong sense of personal and civic responsibility. Polaris Charter Academy structures its sciences and social studies curriculum around “learning expeditions”, which provide a rigorous, stimulating educational experience that requires the application and mastery of a wide range of skills, including conducting research through interviews, surveys, books, and the internet. AmeriCorps members serving at Polaris run academic intervention groups, support after-school programming, and assist with the learning expeditions.

KIPP Chicago Public Charter Schools

Founded in 2003, KIPP Chicago Schools began with a single class of fifth graders at KIPP Ascend Middle School. Today, KIPP Chicago Schools consists of multiple schools, serving more than 1,000 students in grades K-3 and 5-8  and 450 KIPP Chicago Schools alumni via the KIPP Through College Program. AmeriCorps members serving at KIPP  provide academic assistance in the classroom, run small intervention groups, assist with after-school programming and help with the blended learning curriculum by providing technical support throughout the schools.




Notre Dame Mission Volunteers - AmeriCorps
5405 Loch Raven Blvd
Baltimore, MD 21239
Phone:(410) 532-6864 - Fax: (410) 532-2418


Apopka, FL (Orlando area)

Atlanta, GA


Bend, OR

Boston, MA

Boulder, CO

Chicago, IL

Cincinnati, OH

Cleveland, OH

Dayton, OH

Hartford, CT

Los Angeles, CA

New Orleans, LA

New York, NY

Philadelphia, PA

Phoenix, AZ

Rochester, NY

San Diego, CA

San Francisco, CA

Seattle, WA

Washington, DC

Watsonville, CA

Wilmington, DE