What's new at Chicago Lights?

It's a BBQ Battle!

If a delicious BBQ dinner that benefits the programs of Chicago Lights sounds good to you--with a side of dueling pastors--then mark your calendar now for Friday, August 22, and the Chicago Lights BBQ Throwdown at Declan's Irish Pub.

Click here for more information and to get your tickets now!

You Are Invited

Date: Saturday, September 27, 2014

Time: 2:00 to 5:00 pm

Place: Gratz Center at Fourth Presbyterian Church
126 E. Chestnut St.
Chicago, IL 60611

Small bites from Levy Restaurants and Lettuce Entertain You will be served, noted Chicago journalist Alex Kotlowitz will speak, and you'll have a wonderful opportunity to see how Chicago Lights Tutoring has evolved over the years and hear stories of our success and the amazing bonds that have formed through one-to-one tutoring and mentoring.

Whether you're part of a current or past student-tutor pair, a family member, volunteer, community member, or friend and supporter of Chicago Lights Tutoring, you're invited to gather this fall for an afternoon of memories, history, and celebration.

RSVP: http://chicagolightstutoring50.eventbrite.com
Tickets and space are limited. Please register early.
Students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

For more information, contact Alex Cornwell at 312.981.3565 or acornwell@chicagolights.org

Are you a former Chicago Lights tutor or student? Or do you know someone who is? We want to hear from you!

In the 2014-2015 school year, Chicago Lights Tutoring (formerly known as Fourth Pres Tutoring and Partners In Education) reaches a huge milestone as we celebrate 50 terrific years of serving Chicago's youth through academic and emotional support.

In honor of the upcoming landmark year, we are seeking Tutoring alumni to include in our database. By joining the network, you will be able to establish relationships with former, current, and future Chicago Lights participants, share and commemorate experiences with your tutor/tutee, and be notified of all the exciting 50th anniversary plans and events in the works. (Note: there are many fun and different ways to celebrate--you won't want to miss out!)

To join the network and help us celebrate 50 years of Chicago Lights Tutoring, please fill out this form.

If you have any specific questions, please contact the Communications Team at tutoring50communications@gmail.com.

Support Chicago Lights at the
Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Planning on doing some serious running this October? Did you know you can support Chicago Lights as you complete your 26.2? Click here for details on how every mile can make a difference for the six programs of Chicago Lights!

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"The biggest draw for us to Chicago Lights, both as volunteers and benefactors, has been the sense of being apart of a strong community that inspires others and leads by example. Chicago Lights has allowed both of us to share the gifts we have been so blessed with while gaining new perspective on the challenges our community faces."

--Craig and Alison Naish

Mark Your Calendar

Volunteer Days
at the Urban Farm
Saturdays through October 2014
Noon to 3:00 pm

BBQ Throwdown
Friday, August 22
4:30 to 6:30 pm
Declan's Irish Pub
1240 N Wells St.
Click here for tickets and details.

Tutoring's 50th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Gratz Center

Bank of America
Chicago Marathon
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Click here to learn how you can run to support Chicago Lights.

Thursday, October 16, 2014
Sidley Austin LLP

Saturday, November 8, 2014
Museum of Contemporary Art

Friday, March 6, 2015
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel