CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

Honors College students are strongly encouraged to give back to their community through a variety of means. 

Alpha Phi Omega - A society that offers service to disabled and disadvantaged people throughout Chicago.

Alternative Spring Break - ASB is a student-run organization that takes UIC students and places them in volunteer sites across the US during winter break and spring break.

America Reads - Members of America Reads tutor children from elementary schools, middles schools and several other educational institutions.

City Year - City Year unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service, giving them skills and opportunities to change the world.

LIFT - LIFT is a national non-profit organization with two locations in Chicago. Here student advocates have the opportunity to expand their professional skills, while becoming part of a growing movement against poverty. Advocates work one-on-one with clients in need of a variety of social services in order to help underprivileged individuals break the cycle of poverty.

New Life Volunteering Society - A society that offers service to disabled and disadvantaged people throughout Chicago.

Peace Corp - Peace Corps volunteers work with governments, schools, non-profit organizations, non-government organizations, and entrepreneurs in the areas of education, health, HIV/AIDS, business, information technology, agriculture, and the environment.

Peer Health Exchange - Peer Health Exchange is a national non-profit organization that partners with public high schools that lack health education to give teenagers the knowledge and skills they need to make health decisions. They train college students to teach health workshops in local area high schools in which the majority of the students live at or below the poverty line.

Project ESTEEM - Student volunteers in Project ESTEEM work at a children's shelter to show under-privileged kids the exciting world of science.

SLDVS - Student Leadership Development and Volunteer Services - The Community Service/ Volunteerism programs serve to promote community engagement through service, while helping students develop a sense of responsibility and accomplishment.

Teach for America - Teach For America exists to address educational inequity. In our nation, which aspires to be a land of equal opportunity, where a child is born, still determines that child's educational outcomes.