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Onward Together: A Chicago Volunteer & Advocacy Fair - Day 1

  • National Museum of Mexican Art 1852 West 19th Street Chicago, IL, 60608 United States (map)

Join us for Onward Together, a Chicago area volunteer and advocacy fair. This two-day event will be held on Saturday, April 1 in Pilsen and Sunday, April 2 in Lakeview (see below for additional details).

Onward Together has a simple goal: We want to connect organizations in the Chicago area with the people who are eager to volunteer and help protect our most vulnerable communities.

After Election Day, we saw an overwhelming wave of support for the people, causes and organizations that could be threatened under the new administration. We are fortunate to live in a city that is filled with countless opportunities to volunteer for worthy causes, as well as driven, caring people who are invested in our future. We hope this event will be an easy way to connect people to new volunteer opportunities.

Many organizations will have tables set up so you can meet with current volunteers and find out how you can get involved in their causes. We will add the names of the participating organizations to this page as they confirm.

Event information:
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 1
National Museum of Mexican Art
1852 W. 19th St., Chicago
(Saturday's event will specifically feature refugee and immigrant rights organizations that need volunteers.)

10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 2
Center on Halsted
3656 N. Halsted St., Chicago

We are getting a tremendous response from great organizations. We will add to the list as organizations confirm:
ACLU of Illinois
Equality Illinois
Heartland Alliance's National Immigrant Justice Center
Innovation Illinois
Planned Parenthood Illinois Action
Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law

We have set up a GoFundMe account to cover the costs of venue rental. Any amount donated over our goal will be split and donated to the National Museum of Mexican Art and the Center on Halsted.