Chicago

WELCOME TO CHICAGO!

The Windy City is home to deep dish pizza, Chicago-style hot dogs (no ketchup!), and 77 diverse neighborhoods! Although Chicago has a reputation for harsh winters, the spring and summer months are beautiful, and there is always something fun to enjoy, from the Taste of Chicago to the Jazz Festival to free movies in the park.

DEMOGRAPHICS

Chicago is the third largest city in the United States with a population of 2.8 million. The ethnic/racial makeup is almost evenly divided between white, Black, and Hispanic. Chicago has rich cultural diversity, but is also known as the most segregated city in the U.S. 

NEIGHBORHOODS

Mission Year has teams on the west side and south side of Chicago. We currently partner with churches and organizations in Austin, North Lawndale, La Villita, and Englewood.

JUSTICE ISSUES

Homelessness, education, youth mentoring, public health, sex trafficking, immigrant services, legal aid, community development, food insecurity, violence prevention, and public policy. 

SERVICE SITES

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