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#RepairTheWorldWednesday with Connect Chicago Written by Co-Founder Lucy Gold

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Connect Chicago was started by two Sophomores at Walter Payton College Prep. Their goals are to help during this global pandemic while adhering to health guidelines. It started as an operation to connect those who are isolated with volunteers for daily calls to check-in and have a quick conversation. Recently, Connect Chicago has begun free tutoring for students K-12th grade for free via virtual platforms. The tutors are all high school or college students. The root of Connect Chicago is to focus on human connection in a time where we are separated. The mission of Connect Chicago is to connect enthusiastic volunteers with individuals who are seeking a helping hand as a result of the Coronavirus and social distancing. Through daily phone calls and tutoring, we are bridging the gap during this period of isolation, so we remember that at our core humans are connected. One call at a time, we aim to foster meaningful relationships and bring positivity to lives affected by stay-at-home orders as we adapt to our new reality. The ways you can get involved are sharing Connect on Facebook, Instagram, and Linkedin, so we can help more kids. You can also volunteer today. Our website is and our Instagram is connect_chicago. Let's get connected!

Lucy Gold is a sophomore at Walter Payton College Prep. She is the co-founder of Connect Chicago and loves to help others. In school, she manages the football team and boys basketball team, she is a peer buddy in Best Buddies, and will be Vice President of the school's Special Olympics Committee. Out of school, Lucy loves her job at the Cubs, babysitting, and hanging out with friends and family.