CFL Lit News: May 2020




May 2020


CPS Remote Learning Guidance for Parents

CPS provides some guidance on helping your students navigate their school day online. Their mission is to provide a high-quality public education for every child, in every neighborhood, that prepares each for success in college, career, and civic life


The Frontline Focus Training Institute workshop for job seekers

The Frontline Focus Training Institute holds job skills seminars for disadvantaged job seekers. Register for an account and take advantage of their course offerings…


NAMI Chicago Helpline

NAMI Chicago’s helpline has mental health experts ready to counsel you and connect you to resources…

Rush University Social Work Helpline

If you need support with anxiety and depression, you can call this number and someone will help talk you through your challenges…

Intermittent fasting: Surprising update

A growing body of research suggests that the timing of the fast is key, and can make Intermittent Fasting a more realistic, sustainable, and effective approach for weight loss, as well as for diabetes prevention…

CPL has an App for that

Now, you can do more with the Chicago Public Library card. Use your CPL card and your mobile device to…


Julian Is A Mermaid

Winner of the 2019 Stonewall Book Award, this vibrantly illustrated tale of discovery encourages people of all ages to embrace themselves fully…


Why Religion?

Renowned religious scholar Elaine Pagels, who has devoted her career to studying gospels deemed heretical by the early church fathers, here recounts her own profound personal tragedy: within a year, she lost both her young son to a…

What Mutual Aid Can Do During A Pandemic

Acclaimed cultural critic and New Yorker staff writer Jia Tolentino explores how mutual aid originated as a means for marginalized communities to take care of each other, how it has become…


University of Illinois at Chicago – UIC Service Opportunities

UIC aspires to be an inclusive, respectful, and healthy environment for all members of our community. Treating each other with dignity, compassion, and respect remains one of our core values. Although the Student Leadership and Civic Engagement team is working remotely, there are still ways for all of us to get involved, volunteer, and make an impact during COVID-19…

Brave Space Alliance – Volunteer with Brave Space Alliance

Brave Space Alliance holds multiple programs a month for our community. Volunteers help us provide more meaningful services and programs. All of our volunteers are trained to provide the most intentional care and service…


Chicago Jobs Council – Marketing and Communications Manager

The Marketing and Communications Manager is a full-time position to be responsible for implementing the Chicago Jobs Council’s (Jobs Council) major marketing and communications activities…

Companies That Care-Companies That Care Program Associate

Center for Companies That Care (CTC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to dramatically increasing
college graduation rates among under-served Chicago youth. This job is building and managing relationships among students, mentors, school administration and…

Erie Neighborhood House – Career Opportunities in Human Services

Come join us at Erie Neighborhood House and apply your skillset, experience, and passion to our work for a more just, inclusive society…


South Side Weekly Resource Guide

This very thorough resource list from South Side Weekly may come in handy!

CEDA Family Support and Community Engagement

CEDA’s Family Support and Community Engagement (FsACE) program have expanded in order to provide relief to Suburban Cook County communities with COVID-19 Crisis. Services include help with utility payments, telephone payments, child care for essential workers, medical supply and prescription costs, and emotional counseling. Call 312.795.4948 for information or visit for assistance.

Mile Square Health Center COVID-19 Testing

UIC is offering COVID-19 testing at Mile Square Health Center in South Shore.

Legal Aid Chicago

Legal Aid Chicago offers free legal services to help you navigate employment, benefits, housing, and much more.

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