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Why Serve Chicago?

Chicago, a city of more than 77 diverse neighborhoods, is known as the ”best big city in the world” and the ”heart of the Midwest." Located near the shores of Lake Michigan, Chicago is home to nearly 3 million people, making it the third largest city in the United States. With an array of the world’s top architecture, foodie destinations, champion sports teams, historic museums, art and theater gems, an eclectic music scene, and vast parks and green spaces, this city can feel like home to all.

According to the NYU School of Medicine, Chicago has one of the largest life expectancy gaps in the U.S. The City Health Dashboard shows that not all residents have access to equitable and preventative health services and education, resulting in challenges such as finding quality care for substance use prevention, obesity/physical inactivity, violence, student absenteeism, lack of walkability, and a diminished quality of life for older adults. However, the people of Chicago have a civically engaged growth mindset and a passion for equity, and are leading efforts in changing the narratives surrounding their communities.

NHC Chicago members are vital community champions that elevate community members' voices and implement action with and for residents and organizations striving for health equity. NHC Chicago members join unique public health teams of federally qualified health centers, hospital systems, community based clinics, and other important organizations. During each year of service, members are exposed to professional development and skill-based trainings to help them ensure that the Chicago community receives the continuum of quality preventative care and health services they deserve.

Meet Our Members

Lily Grills
Tara Burke
Elijah Suh
Alyssa Lavery
Brice Jansen
Grace Morris

‘‘ I serve because I want to help the communities I am serving in confront the most important health issues they are facing, whether those are chronic conditions or infections diseases. Assisting with testing for COVID-19 at my host site has been a great way to serve my community during my AmeriCorps term. I've learned a lot from the opportunities I've had to help in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic during my service term and look forward to applying these lessons in my future career. ’’

Bridget Lally, NHC Chicago 20-21 Member

Our Host Sites

Common Threads
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza #212
Advocate Children's Hospital - Community and Health Relations Department
9401 S. Pulaski Rd Ste 202
Evergreen Park, IL 60805
Advocate Trinity Hospital
2320 E. 93rd St.
Chicago, IL 60617
Erie Family Health Centers
Erie West Town Health Center
1701 W. Superior
Chicago, IL 60622

Erie Amundsen School-Based Health Center
5110 North Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625

Erie Clemente Wildcats School-Based Health Center
1147 N. Western Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622

Erie Johnson School-Based Health Center
1504 S. Albany Ave.
Chicago, IL 60623

Erie Lake View School-Based Health Center
4015 North Ashland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60613

Erie Teen and Young Adult Health Center
2418 W. Division Street
Chicago, IL 60622

Erie Westside Health Center
646 North Lawndale Avenue
Entrance on Ridgeway Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624
Girls in the Game
1401 S. Sacramento Drive (Douglass Park)
Chicago, IL 60623
Heartland Health Centers/Tapestry 360 Health
HHC/Tapestry 360 Health-Albany Park
3737 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago, IL 60625

HHC/Tapestry 360 Health-Devon
1300 W. Devon Ave., Chicago, IL 60660

HHC-Lakeview/Tapestry 360 Health
3048 N. Wilton Ave., Chicago, IL 60657

HHC-Lincoln Square/Tapestry 360 Health
2645 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago, IL 60625

HHC-Wilson/Tapestry 360 Health
845 W. Wilson Ave., Chicago, IL 60640

HHC-Hibbard Elementary School/Tapestry 360 Health
4930 N. Sawyer Ave., Chicago, IL 60625

HHC-Senn High School/Tapestry 360 Health
5900 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago, IL 60660

HHC-Kilmer Elementary School/Tapestry 360 Health
6700 North Greenview Ave, Chicago, IL 60626

HHC-Sullivan High School/Tapestry 360 Health
6631 N Bosworth Ave, Chicago, IL 60626

HHC-Roosevelt High School/Tapestry 360 Health
3436 W. Wilson Ave., Chicago, IL 60625

Northwest Center
5233 W. Diversey Ave.
Chicago, IL 60639

Kelvyn Park Senior Satellite Center
2715 N. Cicero Ave.
Chicago, IL 60639
St. Bernard Hospital
326 W. 64th St.
Chicago, IL 60621
Respiratory Health Association
1440 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago, IL, 60607
Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago - School Health Access Collaborative (SHAC)
180 N. Michigan
Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60601
Lurie Children's Hospital - The Potocsnak Family Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine
Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Potocsnak Family Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine
1440 N. Dayton St., Chicago, IL 60642
Haymarket Center
932 W. Washington Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60607
Legal Council for Health Justice
17 N. State St.
Chicago, IL 60602
Oral Health Forum - Heartland Alliance
1100 West Cermak Street
Suite 518
Chicago, Illinois
Girls Inc.
68 E. 47th Street
Chicago, IL 60653

Member Positions

Member Position Host Site Status Sort ascending
Community Health Educator Erie Family Health Centers Open
Teen Squad Coordinator Girls in the Game Open
Health Educator Erie Family Health Centers Open
Health Educator-Albany Park/Social Determinants of Health Heartland Health Centers/Tapestry 360 Health Open
Health Educator - Lincoln Square/Roosevelt High School Heartland Health Centers/Tapestry 360 Health Open