Chicago HOPES for Kids
Heightening Opportunity and Potential for Educational Success 

Chicago HOPES for Kids began in 2006 as an initiative of the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Department of Educational Support for Students in Temporary Living Situations (STLS). The STLS department created Chicago HOPES to provide students with additional support outside of the classroom and empower students to succeed academically despite the challenges of homelessness.

With the support provided by committed and caring volunteers, Chicago HOPES for Kids collaborates with schools, shelters, and communities to establish after-school shelter-based tutoring programs throughout the city. These sessions feature educational support and cultural enrichment activities for Chicago's school-aged homeless children.

In January 2012, Chicago HOPES for Kids was granted 501c3 status as a charitable organization and is now an independent organization, operated primarily by a small but dedicated staff.


For more information about Chicago HOPES for Kids, our mission, or how you can get involved, visit our contact page or send us an email at chicagohopesforkids@gmail.com.