JCC Chicago is a nonprofit organization devoted to ensuring a strong and stimulating Jewish life and community for generations.
JCC Chicago is the largest JCC system in North America, with more than 800 staff in over 15 diverse locations across the metropolitan area. Their core program offerings include Early Childhood Education, Children and Family Engagement Programs, J at School, Sports & Recreation, Aquatics, Arts & Ideas, Day Camps and Overnight Camp. In partnership with Shalom Corps, JCC Chicago aims to elevate the value of service our teens by providing them with year-round community service opportunities. Participants have been invited to complete 60 hours of service where they can connect with various local, national, and international organizations to do meaningful volunteer work with connecting with other teens. Service opportunities canl range from individual/at-home contributions, either engaging with community partners and or working directly in service of others. JCC Chicago within their Shalom Corps partnership have chosen to take part in Virtual After School. This aims to increase the number of children completing primary and secondary education in vulnerable communities (SDG4), strengthening their resilience and increasing their chances of getting out of poverty (SDG1).