In Fiscal Year 2017, we worked with people in all of our varied communities to provide much needed services to people of all ages!


Early Childhood and School-Age 365

  • 69% of the families we serve are low income or working poor
  • We serve 416 children ages 6 months to 12 years old
  • 33% of our children come from single-parent homes
  • 90 children receive tutoring and homework help through our School-Age 365 program each year


Teen Leadership

  • We employ 39 teens as Ruckus Entrepreneurs through 52 paid internship positions
  • The teens in our Teen Leadership programs represent 34 different high schools throughout Chicagoland
  • We serve 114 teens through enrichment classes at CPS school Carl Von Linne
  • We served 206 teens ages 13-18 in our Teen Leadership programs
  • Our teens boast a 100% high school retention rate


Senior Wellness and Adult Enrichment

  • 64 seniors participate in our Senior Wellness program
  • We provide 96 free of charge yoga and tai-chi classes as part of our Senior Fitness program
  • Each year we provide nearly 1,120 free and nutritious meals to seniors
  • 90 students learn English as a Second Language (ESL) through the free classes we offer in partnership with Truman College


Donors and Volunteers

  • Our growing volunteer program has more than 289 volunteers giving more than 3,601 total hours
  • 15% of our funding comes from generous individuals, foundations and corporations