Heartland- Refugee and Immigrant Community Services
Urgent Need: Young Adult Mentoring (Refugees 19-24)!
Company: Heartland- Refugee and Immigrant Community Services
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Location: 4419 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL, 60640
Project Details

***Programming has transitioned to virtual platforms due to COVID19.

Young Refugee Adults, ages 19-24, were just getting started on their cultural adjustment, career goals, and thinking of pursuing higher ed when the COVID 19 crisis in the US changed everything, for all of us. Can I still enroll in online classes? Is it safe to work in a grocery store? What do I do if someone in my family gets sick? Support a new neighbor as they navigate these decisions, provide encouragement and connect them to resources as they encounter obstacles, and share your joys and sorrows with one another. 6-12 month commitment
Meet online every week for about an hour at a time. (Meetings may be allowed in person beginning in September, if so, a coordinator will accompany you on your first visit.) Fill out Individual Service Plans with your mentee to track their goals and progress.
Attend online events, field trips and workshops with other mentors and mentees.
Contact Program Coordinator as needed for additional support. Pre-reqs:
Phone interview
Background check Attend virtual orientation
Pre-match case discussion and interview

***ORIENTATION: JUNE 15th 5:30-6:30pm on Zoom!

General requirements


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours per month
  • application, background checks, orientation
  • Category
    Advocacy & Human Rights
    Children & Youth
    Immigrants & Refugees
    Skills Area
    Problem Solving
    Cross-cultural Communication