LAMP partners with an assortment of social service organizations to provide one-on-one mentoring to vulnerable children of incarcerated parents. LAMP recruits mentors from local churches and civic organizations, seeking caring, responsible adults willing to commit a minimum of one hour each week for at least a year. LAMP is working with 13 North Lawndale Chicago Public Schools to identify children and provide supportive services to the children and their families.
Our goal is to assist the children in achieving their highest potential by engaging them in relationships with positive role models. We are working with a carefully selected group of churches to recruit and support caring adult volunteers who serve as mentors. Our first church was Greater Galilee Baptist Church, with whom we are already engaged in a partnership. We will offer mentors the highest quality training and support. The training will be provided by GoodCity who has professional and experienced staff to support our matches.
Most recently Chicago - LAMP has adopted an abandon lot within the Lawndale community at the corner of Harrison and Homan. In efforts to instill community pride and ownership within our youth we conducted a Beautification Campaign that included our mentors, mentees, and other community members.