Sarah Horowitz, Development Associate
Interested in volunteering to be a tutor? Connecting Chicago, created by Bernard Zell Alum Lucy Gold '18 and her classmate Rem Johannknecht, offers free virtual tutoring to students, kindergarten through 12th grade, who are struggling with changes to learning caused by COVID-19. They already have over 200 students being tutored in their program and can accommodate IEPS and tutoring in three languages. They have also been featured by many news outlets including Teen Vogue, Chicago Parent and Scholastic.
Connecting Chicago is looking for more high school and college-age volunteer tutors to join their team! The deadline to sign up for the quarter two session is October 31, 2020. If you are interested in volunteering, please click here.
We are so proud of our Bernard Alum. Kol hakavod, Lucy (and Rem)!
Lucy Gold Bio:
A part of Walter Payton College Prep's class of 2022. Within the Payton community, Lucy is Vice President of Special Olympics, a Best Buddies Peer Buddy, and manager of the football and boys basketball team. Outside of school, Lucy co-founded Connecting Chicago, works for the Chicago Cubs and is a volunteer for Best Buddies Illinois. Lucy has a passion for helping others and bringing people together, which is what inspired her to be a co-founder of Connecting Chicago. She can not wait to see all that Connecting Chicago accomplishes and all of the students helped.