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 connectchicagoinfo.com 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.