Chicago Lights 2017 – Building Community Award Finalist
Edited by Tragical Mirth Publishing | April 2017

Chicago Lights Gala of Hope 2017
Produced by Double D Productions Inc. | February 2017

Chicago Lights: A Community Outreach Organization
Produced by 12th Round | March 2016

Chicago Lights Dance Academy
Produced by 12th Round | February 2016

Chicago Lights Elam Davies Social Service Center
Produced by 12th Round | February 2016

Chicago Lights Summer Day
Produced by 12th Round | February 2016

Chicago Lights Tutoring Program 50th Anniversary
Produced by 12th Round | March 2015

Chicago Lights Urban Farm
Produced by 12th Round | February 2016


“Style Files” Dressing for a Successful Summer Internship
WGN-TV | April 2016

“Style Files” Tutoring Internship Attire
WGN-TV | March 2015

“Program Brings Education to Underprivileged Youth in Chicago”
NBC Nightly News | November 2014

“Chicago Lights Tutoring: 50 Years of Making a Difference”
CAN TV | October 2014

“Chicago Lights: Changing Lives One at a Time”
Produced by Free Spirit Media | September 2013

“Urban Farm Growing Opportunities for Those in Poverty”
NBC 5 Chicago Go Green | November 2011

Chicago Lights Urban Farm Impact 100 Grant
Impact 100 | June 2011


Select a link below to see highlights of Chicago Lights programs and events in the news.

Tutoring Students Model Internship Attire

An April “Style Files” segment on WGN-TV featured high school Tutoring students in their best business casual attire and fashion tips from Tanya Uyigue, Associate Director of Youth Programs, in preparation for summer internships. To view the clip, click here.

Tutors Steer Students Toward Success

A January 2015 Sun-Times story notes the impact of Chicago Lights tutors on their student partners. To read the story, click here.

Tutoring’s 50th Anniversary

October 2014 marked the beginning of Tutoring’s 50th continuous year of serving the needs of Chicago students. Click here to see NBC Nightly News’s national coverage of this program on November 5, 2014, and click here to see local station CAN-TV’s coverage of the September 27, 2014, anniversary celebration.

Click here to see a video produced by 12th Round in honor of Tutoring’s 50th anniversary.

Social Service Center’s Good Neighbors Program

The efforts of Northwestern University medical students and Elam Davies Social Service Center staff and volunteers are documented in this April 2014 Chicago Tribune article, which can be read by clicking here.

Go Green with the Urban Farm

The Chicago Lights Urban Farm was featured on NBC 5 Chicago as part of their “Go Green” emphasis in November 2011. To watch the clip, “Urban-Farm Growing Opportunities for Those in Poverty,” click here.

Impact 100 Grant for the Urban Farm

In June 2011, Impact 100 awarded a special grant to Chicago Lights to build a greenhouse, thus enabling us to expand programming at our Urban Farm. To read the press release announcing Impact 100 Chicago’s $100,000 grant to the Chicago Lights Urban Farm, click here. To watch a video produced by Impact 100 about their 2011 grant recipients, click here.

Urban Farm: Sustainable Food and Low-Income Communities

Our Urban Farm was featured in the July 7, 2010, Newcity as one of Chicago’s urban farms working at the intersection of sustainable food and low-income communities. Read the article, “The Garden Party: the dirt on Chicago’s resurgent ‘Urbs in Horto’ movement,” by Ella Christoph, by clicking here.