Education and Volunteering

Organization Name
Address
Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave., Evanston, IL
60202
Phone Number
847-448-8250
Fax
847-869-6183
Parent Organization
Description

Older drivers’ refresher class promotes driving safety.

Public Notes

For more information and locations, visit https://www.aarp.org/auto/driver-safety

Organization Name
Address
1048 Lake Street, Suite 300, Oak Park, IL
60301
Phone Number
708-383-0258
Fax
708-524-0870
Description

AgeOptions, the Area Agency on Aging of Suburban Cook County, plans, advocates, coordinates and funds services for older persons and their families in suburban Cook County.

Organization Name
Address
2121 S. Goebbert Rd. Arlington Heights, IL
60005
Contact Person
Jordan Friedman
Phone Number
847-228-1320 or 847-228-1006 for 55 and older volunteers
Fax
847-228-1327
Description

Recruits volunteers in Northern Cook and Northern DuPage counties on behalf of 140 social service agencies and schools, and provides training and consulting to member agencies.

Public Notes

Volunteer Connections Program: refers individuals and groups interested in volunteering to partner agencies and schools

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program: refers volunteers ages 55+ to affiliated partner agencies and schools; performs on-going tracking and follow up as well as recognition events for volunteers.

Address
7701 N. Lincoln Avenue, Skokie, IL
Mailing: Alliance for Lifelong Learning P.O. Box 367 Skokie, IL
60077
Phone Number
847-982-9888
Fax
847-635-1448
Description

The Emeritus Program offers residents a variety of noncredit
classes geared to the needs of “the student that wasn’t born
yesterday!”, including intellectually engaging experiences with expert
speakers and lecturers for the 55+ student.

The program includes weekly lectures in a variety of topics relevant to
our senior population. These programs are offered both at the Des
Plaines and Ray Hartstein campuses and also at a number of off-site
locations in the Oakton Community College district.

Oakton’s highly regarded instructors and speakers are experts in their
respective fields and present lectures giving seasoned students the
opportunity to share valuable learning experiences with their peers in
areas such as Art, Cinematic Arts, Current Events, Health and Fitness,
History and Philosophy, Humanities, and Literature.

For more information, please call 847.982.9888.

Phone Number
708-383-0258 or 877-US2-JOBS (1-877-872-5627)
Description

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a community service and work-based job training program for older Americans. Authorized by the Older Americans Act, the program provides training for low-income, unemployed seniors. Participants also have access to employment assistance through American Job Centers.

Participants work an average of 20 hours a week, and are paid the highest of federal, state or local minimum wage. This training serves as a bridge to unsubsidized employment opportunities for participants.

Participants must be at least 55, unemployed, and have a family income of no more than 125% of the federal poverty level. Enrollment priority is given to veterans and qualified spouses, then to individuals who are over 65, have a disability, have low literacy skills or limited English proficiency, reside in a rural area, are homeless or at risk of homelessness, have low employment prospects, or have failed to find employment after using services through the American Job Center system.

Public Notes

SCSEP grantees include state agencies and 15 national non-profit organizations. For more information on SCSEP programs in your area, use America’s Service Locator or call the Toll-Free Help Line at 1-877-US2-JOBS (1-877-872-5627).

Organization Name
Address
2100 Ridge Avenue, Evanston IL
60201
Description

Volunteer Evanston connects volunteers to opportunities in Evanston and assists local organizations that serve the Evanston community.

Public Notes

This program is part of a collaborative effort with the City of Evanston, Northwestern University, Evanston Community Foundation, School District 202 and School District 65.

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