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Transforming Lives Through Education

A Chicago Nonprofit

St. Joseph Services is a Chicago nonprofit that works to uplift the youth and adults of the Chicago neighborhoods most affected by violence and poverty through educational and supportive programming.
We serve with the guiding vision:

Transforming Lives to Transform Communities

Our Programs

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Youth Programs

  • After school youth programs

  • Weekend activities for youth

  • Seasonal camps during school breaks

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Young Adult Programs

  • Weekend athletic programs

  • Job readiness programs

  • Life skills mentoring programs

St. Joseph Services Chicago adult program students learn English as a Second Language (ESL) together in classroom

Adult Programs

  • Learn English as a Second Language (ESL) 

  • Computer Literacy classes

  • Citizenship classes 

Youth Program Student

“Ever since 6th grade, they have gotten me to be better with my life … They help me mentally and physically. That has gotten me where I am today.”

Adult Computer Literacy Program Student

“I feel very thankful because I didn’t even know how to send an email … I’ve learned many other computer skills. I feel very, very good about my skills. I say there should be more programs like this one! Thank you, St. Joseph Services!”

Youth Program Student

“Mentoring has taught me about physical and emotional health … Mentoring has also helped me learn about life skills … and taught me how to get through things in life. I’m thankful for St. Joseph Services … because you help us get sponsors and the things that we need, so the teachers can help us learn more about life.”

Adult ESL Program Student

“We have very nice volunteers helping us and teaching us, trying to improve our skills in writing and reading, even talking with other people … We are happy to have this opportunity to learn more and more every week.”

Success Stories

News & Events

Mardi Gras

Celebrate Mardi Gras with St. Joseph Services at Paradise Park Chicago in Wicker Park! Price includes: pizza, beer, wine, and well drinks. Must be 21 or over to attend. Bring your family and friends!

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New West Humboldt Park Building to Open Early 2023!

This location will house Youth Programs, Adult Programs, and office space for staff.


Youth Programming will include After-School Care and Seasonal Camps for local students.

Young Adult programming will include Mentoring.

Adult Programming will include English as a Second Language, Citizenship, and Computer Literacy.

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We're Hiring!

Love working with kids? Have a passion for transforming lives through education? We are hiring Youth Instructors and Mentoring Coordinators. 

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