Chicago Lights Tutoring

NBC Nightly News profile on Chicago Lights Tutoring at Fourth Presbyterian Church

An NBC Nightly News segment shines a light on the life-changing difference Chicago Lights Tutoring makes in the lives of many.


About the Tutoring Program

Chicago Lights Tutoring matches 300 students with caring volunteer mentors to help them build academic and social-emotional skills, graduate from high school, and pursue meaningful careers. They are provided with innovative educational, arts, and enrichment resources that promote long-term academic and social success.

Young people in grades one through twelve—mostly from Chicago’s Near North, Near West, and Austin/Lawndale neighborhoods—come to Tutoring for weekly one-to-one tutoring sessions with volunteer tutor/mentors.

In addition, the program offers healthy meals, creative enrichment classes, literacy activities, career development opportunities, access to a library and computer lab, high school scholarships, college preparedness, and art and digital music instruction.


Interested in Being a Volunteer Tutor/Mentor?

The Tutoring program welcomes volunteers who would like to be a tutor/mentor, whether committing to one evening a week during the school year or serving as a substitute to fill in when a student’s regular tutor/mentor cannot be there. Details


Gifts to Support Tutoring

Chicago Lights Tutoring at Fourth Church is made possible by the contributions of supporters like you, whether through volunteering your time or by making a monetary gift online.


More information

The Chicago Lights website | Email Armedia Houston, Director

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