Chicago LAMP partners with a variety of schools and civic organizations in and around the North Lawndale community. School counselors and administrators at the elementary, middle and high school levels are our primary partners in identifying children to participate in our programs. Civic organizations such as the YMCA, daycare centers and fire departments help provide summer employment opportunities for our youth. Chicago LAMP partners with local churches, universities, and civic organizations to recruit mentors, and we graciously accept support from various other organizations throughout the year.

Lamp Partners Artwork

Some of our past and present partners include:

Chicago Public Schools

Steans Family Foundation

Sinai Institute

ICJIA Youth Employment Program

Greater Galilee Baptist Church

National Louis University

DePaul University

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

University of Illinois – Chicago


Cook County Department of Commerce

Chicago Department of Family Support Services

Lawndale Christian Development Corporation

J.P. Morgan Chase

Polk Brothers

Better Boys Foundation

A Force for Good

The Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust

The Great Vest Side Club

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated