Chicago Lights

Chicago Lights builds brighter futures for Chicago's youth and adults through supportive relationships and life-changing programs. We provide creative youth development and social services that help people build the skills they need to transcend the challenges of poverty and lead fulfilling lives. We partner with Chicago's youth and adults in mentoring, supportive services, academic enrichment, career development, and arts education. Chicago Lights has served more than 60,000 people since the inception of our first program, Tutoring, in 1964, and annually serves 4,000 individuals.

Charity Navigator Ratings

Overall Rating

(3/4)|87.46 Score


(3/4)|82.27 Score

Accountability & Transparency

(4/4)|100 Score



Headquarter Address

126 East Chestnut Street
Chicago, IL 60611