International

Address
P.O. Box 1750 Evanston, IL
60204
Contact Person
Eileen Walvoord, President
Contact Email
Description

Monthly lectures and conversation held at the Wilmette Public Library’s Auditorium. Members may also attend a French class, enjoy French movies and participate in book discussion and café-conversation groups at different locations on the North Shore.

Website – http://www.afnorthshore.org/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/AFduNS2/?fref=ts
Meetup – http://www.meetup.com/afnorthshore/

Parent Organization
Description

The local chapter of an international human rights organization. Seeks to end human rights violations worldwide through letter-writing and community education campaigns. AI Group 50 meets the first Monday of every month at 7:15 PM. We meet at Alice Millar Chapel classroom 204 on the Northwestern University campus in Evanston.

Public Notes

Meetings are held the first Monday of every month (except for holidays) at 7:15 p.m. in Parkes Hall, adjacent to the Alice Millar Chapel at Chicago Avenue and Sheridan Road in Evanston.

Address
Northwestern University International Office, 630 Dartmouth Place, Evanston, IL
60208-4190
Contact Person
CCIS President: Sylvia Alvino
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-328-7516
Parent Organization
Description

An all-volunteer group dedicated to making Northwestern’s international students feel welcome in this country and at Northwestern University. Offers a variety of social and informational programs: temporary housing with local families, foster relative program, English conversation groups, children’s playgroups and other social and cultural activities.

Public Notes

Programs and events

We offer a variety of social and informational programs:
Foster families and home stays
Conversation partners
Programs for international students, spouses, and families

Programs are free (with the exception of Cooking Classes) to participants.

Contact Person
Marlene DiBrito, President
Parent Organization
Description

Nonprofit organization that promotes cultural understanding via week long home stays and international exchange programs.

Website Address
Address
1800 Sherman Avenue, Suite 3000, Evanston IL
60201
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-786-5716
Description

Founded by students in 2006, the GlobeMed network engages over 2,000 undergraduates at 60 university-based chapters throughout the United States.

Each chapter is partnered one-to-one with a grassroots health organization in Africa, Asia, or the Americas. Through their involvement, our students and partners commit to a life of leadership in global health and social justice.

Organization Name
Address
1000 Elm Street, Glenview, IL
60025
Contact Email
Phone Number
224-406-5045
Description

Hands of Peace empowers American, Israeli, and Palestinian youth to become agents of change.

Organization Name
Address
919 Monroe Street, Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
Ann Covode, President
Phone Number
847-475-8089
Description

KIDS Global Network, Inc. uses the arts to improve the physical, educational and social circumstances of disadvantaged children at home and abroad.

Connecting Continents is a project that aims to bring students from two elementary schools together in the United States and South Africa. 5th grade students at Oakton Elementary School in the Chicago area are corresponding with children of the same age at Manyeleti Primary School in Gothenburg, Mpumalanga, South Africa. Through shared journals, letters, photos and video, these students are learning about the lives and culture of their pen pals.

Organization Name
Address
1999 Campus Dr.; Evanston IL
60208
Contact Person
Sandee Jain, Meghanna Shetty (Co-Presidents)
Phone Number
847-868-2204
Parent Organization
Description

The NU student Rotary Club

Rotaract emphasizes a strong commitment to promoting world understanding and peace through the development of leadership among those ages 18 – 30. Today, there are more than 8,000 Rotary-supported Rotaract clubs with more than 175,000 members in 164 countries around the world.

Public Notes

This NU club is committed to promoting world understanding and peace through young adult leadership development. A variety of projects and activities are organized that fall into three categories: professional development, leadership development, and service project development. NU Rotaract dedicates spring break to international service, connecting with Rotaract chapters abroad and working on a week-long project.

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
1560 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Email
Phone Number
(847) 866-3000
Description

Rotary is made up of three parts: at the heart of Rotary are our clubs, that are supported by Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation.

Rotary clubs bring together dedicated individuals to exchange ideas, build relationships, and take action.

Rotary International supports Rotary clubs worldwide by coordinating global programs, campaigns, and initiatives.

The Rotary Foundation uses generous donations to fund projects by Rotarians and our partners in communities around the world. As a nonprofit, all of the Foundation’s funding comes from voluntary contributions made by Rotarians and friends who share our vision of a better world.

Together, Rotary clubs, Rotary International, and The Rotary Foundation work to make lasting improvements in our communities and around the world.

Public Notes

Our 1.2 million-member organization started with the vision of one man—Paul P. Harris. The Chicago attorney formed one of the world’s first service organizations, the Rotary Club of Chicago, on 23 February 1905 as a place where professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships. Rotary’s name came from the group’s early practice of rotating meetings among the offices of each member.

Website Address
Address
1560 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL
60201
Phone Number
866-976-8279, 847-866-3000 (?)
Fax
847-328-4101
Description

Founded in Evanston in 1905, the Rotary Club has grown to an organization of more than 1.2 million members. A re-creation of the first Rotary Club meeting place is on display as well as other historic items. It’ss international headquarters are in the One Rotary Center at 1560 Sherman Ave., Evanston.

Public Notes

We have identified specific causes to target to maximize our local and global impact. At the same time, we understand that each community has its own unique needs and concerns. Through our network of resources and partners, we help clubs focus their service efforts in promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, saving mothers and children, supporting education, and growing local economies.
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. A major focus is on polio vaccination and other development programs in Third world countries.

Organization Name
Address
SHAREcircle Angola University Project
726 Monroe Street, Evanston, IL
60202-2613
Contact Person
Guerra Freitas
Phone Number
847.491.0800, Ext. 106
Description

SHARE partners with Angolans to promote sustainable social and economic development in Angola through education, healthcare support, and employment services.

Angola Mailing Address
SHAREcircle
c/o Pastor Antunes Feliciano
Rua Artur Paiva
Caixa Postal #96
Kuito, Bié, Angola

Organization Name
Address
2422 Dempster St., Evanston IL
60202
Contact Person
Mr. Lhakpa Gyaltsen – President
Phone Number
(773) 470-8917
Description

Tibetan Alliance of Chicago (“TAC”) is a registered 501 3(c) not-for-profit organization seeking to preserve Tibetan heritage and serving the needs of the Tibetan community in Chicago.

TAC was established in March 1992, initially as Tibetan Resettlement Project of Chicago, to resettle 100 Tibetans in Chicago who came from various parts of India and Nepal. For background, the invasion of Tibet by the People’s Republic of China beginning in 1949 displaced nearly 100,000 Tibetans who followed His Holiness the Dalai Lama into exile in 1959, predominantly settling in India and Nepal. The passing of the Immigration Act of 1990 resulted in the US government issuing 1,000 visas to Tibetans in exile to resettle in various US cities and towns. Tibetan Resettlement Project of Chicago resettled 100 Tibetans between 1992-1993 and currently, we have about 300 Tibetans residing in Chicago. TAC remains indebted to the original founders and supporters of the Tibetan Resettlement Project of Chicago.

Our main objective now is to:

  1.  To continue to strengthen the Chicago Tibetan Community internally and externally and promote His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s message of interdependence, global peace and compassion within the broader Chicago community
  2. To revive, preserve and promote Tibet’s unique religious and cultural heritage and educate the younger generation of Tibetan-Americans and the broader Chicago community about Tibetan history, religion, and culture
  3. To liaise with Office of Tibet and other North American Tibetan organizations as well as work closely with other communities in Chicago and develop mutually beneficial relationships

 

Tibetan Alliance 2019 – 2020 Executive Team and Board Members

EXECUTIVE TEAM

President: Mr. Lhakpa Gyaltsen / (773) 470-8917

Vice President: Mr. Tenzin Phuntsok / (773) 732-3021

Treasurer: Mr. Sonam Tsering / (224) 522-1442

Secretary: Ms. Tenchoe Wangyal / (312) 607-8956

Email address: info@tibetan-alliance.org

BOARD MEMBERS

Tenzin Jampa, Tashi Dolker, Dhondup Gyatso, Phurbu Lhamo, Dekyi Kunzom, Tseten Wangyal Drongpa, Pema Rinzin, Karma Tsering, Nawang Thinley, Tenzin Chemi, Kelsang Bapu, Tsering Tashi, Dolma Tsering

Website Address
Address
848 N. Dodge Ave Ste. 104, Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Email
Description

The West African Health Initiative seeks to deliver lifesaving support to West Africa by bringing comprehensive medical treatment and supporting research in all areas of medicine, specifically HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and cancer.

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