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A BUFI Affiliate is an organization that is listed under the Black United Fund of Illinois, Inc. umbrella in payroll deduction programs in the workplace. These organizations have proven the ability to enhance the quality of life in our communities by consistently providing services that strengthen our families, individuals, and youth. There are currently 32 affiliates under our umbrella who are exposed to thousands more potential contributors than they could reach on their own. We have watched them grow tremendously through money donated by this payroll deduction mechanism.
African Women's Organization: Provides support, information referral, educational and cultural leadership training services for social change for African women and women of African descent and their families
A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum: Uses history of the Pullman Porters to provide cultural education and inspiration to over 20,000 people annually encouraging interest in Black labor and civil rights history. (773) 850-8580 www.aprpullmanportermuseum.org
Betty Shabazz International Charter School: We seek to educate students to achieve academic excellence and cultural stability through learning experiences that have a historical, cultural and community context.
(773) 651-2425 www.bsics.org
Chicago Defender Charities: Standing on the success of the Bud Billiken Parade, we offer educational, cultural, and social programs to serve the community throughout the year. (773) 536-3710 www.budbillikenparade.org
Black Ensemble Theater: Produces entertaining, educational and enlightening African-American theater to promote cross-cultural understanding and communication, and educational outreach programming to youth, disadvantaged and underserved populations. (773) 769-4451 www.blackensembletheater.org
Black Star Project: Is an action-based organization founded to improve life-quality indicators in Chicago's less-advantaged Black and Latino communities and toward close the racial academic achievement gap.
(773) 285-9600 www.blackstarproject.org
Black United Fund of Illinois, Inc.: A self-help organization that provides financial and technical support to projects that improve the quality of life in African-American communities throughout Illinois.
(773) 324-0494 www.bufi.org
Community Christian Alternative Academy: CCA Academy, serving high school dropouts since 1978, uses urban agriculture and restorative justice to increase real life learning and to help students graduate.
(773) 762-2272 www.ccaacademy.org
Clara's House Shelter: Emergency transitional shelter for single women and their families.
(773) 778-2811 www.clarashousechicago.org
Congo Square Theatre: We are developing the next generation of great writers through workshops, innovative productions, and community driven initiatives that champion the African American experience.
(773) 296-1108 www.congosquaretheatre.org
DuSable Museum of African American History: Is dedicated to the collection, documentation, preservation, interpretation and dissemination of the history and culture of Africans and Americans of African descent.
(773) 947-0600 www.dusablemuseum.org
ETA Creative Arts Foundation: To train and employ youth in the dramatic and technical arts for theatre, visual arts, and produce professional theatre for our communities. (773) 752-3955
Family Legacy Foundation: Established to help break the poverty cycle for Chicago families through education, training and mentoring. Provides assistance and guidance to adults who are low income and first generation in accessing higher education. (773) 341-1530 www.flfchicago.org
Freedom in Holiness Mission: A mission that provides food, clothing and educational life workshop for families in need. (217) 522-2527
Global Girls, Inc: Youth learn communication, life and work skills through dance and theatre training. Annually, over 1,200 participants investigate issues and create presentations reflecting their findings.
(773) 902-2359 www.globalgirlsinc.org
Grant-A-Wish, Inc: Arranges for the granting of wishes to needy, disabled and abused children of all ethnic backgrounds in and around the Chicago area. (773) 222-0525 www.grantawishincchicago.org
Institute of Positive Education: To provide educational services for children, parents, teachers and members of the community including pre-school, after-school evenings and weekend programs. (773) 651-9599
I AM ABLE Center for Family Development: To provide stabilizing mental health services that generate hope and wellness. This is accomplished with love of our professional staff of clinicians, educators, and administrators. (773) 826-2929 www.iamablecenter.org
Jackie Robinson West little League: Provides recreational, social and educational programs for youth.
(773) 968-4706 www.littleleague.org
Kenwood Oakland Community Organization: Celebrating 50 years of service, KOCO uses community organizing and social service delivery to address the structural inequities facing low-income and working families. (773) 548-7500 www.kocoonline.org
The Link & Option Center: A comprehensive community-based social services and community mental health center empowering children, adolescents, adults and families with stabilization options through advocacy, treatment and intervention. (708) 331-4880 www.link-option.com
Matthew House (Chicago): To provide food, daytime shelter, emergency housing assistance and supportive services to homeless men, women, and children who are homeless (including veterans and ex-offenders).
(773) 653-6328 www.matthewhousechicago.org
Muntu Dance Theater: Serves the community with authentic African based education and entertainment through interactive performances, programs, and residencies K-12. (773) 241-6080 www.muntu.com
NAJWA Dance Corps: Performs dance styles and techniques of different eras reflective of the African American experience. Inspiring, educating and entertaining audiences of all ages and cultural backgrounds.
(312) 850-7224 www.najwadancecorps.org
National Black United Front: Social action, after-school tutoring programs, and a prison correspondence project. (773) 493-0900 www.nbufront.org
National Hook-Up of Black Women, Inc: Provides direct assistance to women and children in education, scholarship and healthcare. (773) 667-7061 www.nhbwinc.com
Real Men Charities, Inc.: Focuses its building healthy families and communities mission in schools and communities, and presents the "Real Men Cook®" Father's Day celebrations. (773) 425-4113
Sankofa-Safe Child Initiative: A village that’s challenged to leave No Family Behind, providing supportive services that reduce the number of families involved in child welfare/juvenile justice systems. (773) 826-9520 www.sankofasafechildinitiative.org
South Shore Planning and Preservation Coalition: Helps uplift, empower and revitalize the southeast side of Chicago through programs and initiatives for youth and adults to connect family, community and economic development. (773) 647-2635 www.theplanningcoalition.org
South Side Community Arts Center: SSCAC preserves, conserves, and promotes the legacy and future of African American art and artists while educating the community on the value of art and culture. (773) 373-1026 www.southsidecommunityartcenter.com
South Side Help Center: Provides programs for at-risk youth and families, including after-school tutoring, cultural enrichment, violence prevention, alcohol and drug prevention, HIV/AIDS education and prevention, and mentoring.
(773) 445-5445 www.southsidehelp.org
South Shore Drill Team: Uses performing arts to engage youth throughout their critical teenage years, mitigate dangers of gangs & drugs, and guide them to be responsible adults. (773) 651-0220 www.southshoredrillteam.org
Totally Positive Productions, Inc: Provides after-school and weekend programs, entertainment workshops and free cultural and enrichment field trips and produces talent competitions and showcases. (773) 488-9553 www.totallypositiveproductions.com
The Boulevard of Chicago: The Road to Health and Home
Is a unique design respite center where ill and injured homeless adults can heal and break the cycle of homelessness. (773) 533-6013 www.blvd.org