Chicago Votes brings together young, driven Chicagoans who are ready to get their hands dirty and learn the grassroots basics of our democracy. Want to learn how to organized large-scale volunteer events (we got ya!), oversee a massive voter registration drive (you bet!), throw a wicked awesome panel/debate/conference (who doesn’t?) We’re committed to educating, training, and empowering the next generation of Chicagoans and have designed our programs to act as a springboards for young leaders to enter the life of political and public service.
We know the best learning happens through experience. That’s why we help YOU build the project from the ground up.
We’re the beginning of a leadership pipeline, exposing you to a network of organizations and relationships to give you a running start.
We have a team-led process of developing and choosing projects to maximizes your learning experience, creative capacity and ability to impact change.