When The Life That Changes Is Your Own
For more than 50 years God has worked through Episcopal Charities to transform lives.
People come here from all walks of life to make a difference in the lives of others. Their compassionate, generous acts of service offered through our programs and ministry partners help turn despair to hope for thousands of people living in the shadows of society across the Diocese of Chicago.
As people come to Episcopal Charities in order to serve others, however, many discover meaning and joy when they find their own life transformed in the process.
Are you looking for a life-changing opportunity? If so, you are in the right place.
"If you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday."
-- Isaiah 58:10
Changing Communities, One Life At A Time
Episcopal Charities' New Ventures expands its better-known grant making program by launching innovative programs that reach far beyond basic social services; they change communities, helping turn despair to hope.
Waukegan to College is our newest program that today is creating a college-going culture by turning the dream of a college education - and a brighter future - into a reality for more than 80 deserving students from Waukegan High School and their families.
Waukegan to College's multi-faceted services help families who are committed to creating brighter futures for their children by providing them with a unique variety of resources to help their children get on and stay on the path to college. Since its founding in 2009, Waukegan to College has grown to serve 220% more students and their families!
Click here to learn more about New Ventures and programs like, Waukegan to College.
FREE Special Event:
The Relevance of Religion
Wednesday, October 21
Book Signing & Talk 7pm
“It is an admirable book rooted in an admirable life.”— The Washington Post
Join us for an evening with former Senator John Danforth—Episcopal priest, former Attorney General, and former Ambassador to the United Nations— as he discusses his new book The Relevance of Religion: How Faithful People Can Change Politics. Mr. Danforth blends the personal and political to argue that a sense of religion can lead us out of the embittered, entrenched state of politics today. Learn More...