Give Back to the Community
In addition to supporting THON and Penn State service initiatives, our local partnerships include:
Chicago Children's Advocacy Center
The CCAC works to eliminate the suffering of abused children in Chicago. Each year, PSU Chicago participates in CCAC's Kids' Holiday Party . Over 300 caregivers and children attend to enjoy a day of games, crafts, and lunch. Caregivers have the opportunity to shop, free of charge, for gifts for the children.
Chicago Youth Sports Alliance
The Chicago YSA uses athletics and fitness as a platform to improve the social and academic development of Chicago's youth. Penn State Chicago mentors students from Providence Englewood Charter School, a school partnered with CYSA. In May, Penn Staters and Providence Englewood students team up to enjoy the CYSA Field Day with other Chicago-area students and Big Ten alumni.
Greater Chicago Food Depository
The GCFD is a nonprofit food distribution center that provides food for people in need while striving to end hunger in the community.