Academic Partners

Catholic Charities partners with a variety of high schools and colleges to provide students with opportunities for transformative volunteer experiences.  Whether it is a one day or multi-day event, we have 150 programs throughout Cook and Lake Counties to match your school's needs. Contact the Volunteer Relations department to become an Academic Partner!

Catholic Charities Helps Schools By...

  • Provide opportunities for individual students to complete hours
  • Tracking of service hours for students and schools
  • Customized service days 
  • Facilitate educational experience concerning justice issues addressed by Catholic Charities

Schools Help Catholic Charities By...

  • Serving supper and providing hospitality at one of our regional offices
  • Visit our senior centers and spend time with the residents
  • Host a food drive and help stock the shelves of a regional pantry
  • Help sort clothing in the Emergency Assistance Department
  • Put together a Welcome to America Pack and visit a newly arrived refugee family
  • Host a Halloween, Christmas, Easter, or Valentine's Day party for the children at an Early Childhood Center or shelter