Community Service Committee

The primary focus of the Community Service Committee is education, literacy and disease prevention in the city of Chicago.

Committee Co-Chairs:  Sarah Buck and R.W. (Wes) Westerfield

Community Service Committee Upcoming Projects Funded for 2024

At their April meeting, the Community Service Committee voted to fund several projects:

  • The Annual Kayak Chicago River Clean Up will be on June 9 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. A registration link will be forthcoming.
  • Jesse White Trunk Party will be held the weekend of July 13.
  • Blues Kid of the Year for the Fernando Jones Blues Camp, held in June.
  • Spectrum Sailing provides free sailing camps for 20 kids on the Autism spectrum ages 10-17.
  • Still Point Theater Collective will provide senior citizens living at the Park Plaza Retirement Home with theater classes, culminating in a performance.

Rotarians will be able to volunteer for and attend events associated with each of these projects. More information will be shared at meetings and in upcoming editions of the Gyrator.

Service Projects

Chicago River Kayak Clean Up
CPS Opportunity Grant – Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez Elementary School
CPS Opportunity Grant – John B. Drake Elementary School
CPS Opportunity Grant – Gallistel Language Academy
CPS Opportunity Grant – Englewood STEM High School
CPS Opportunity Grant – Mt. Greenwood Elementary School
CPS Opportunity Grant – Newberry Math and Science Academy
CPS Opportunity Grant – Prescott Elementary School
CPS Opportunity Grant – Wendell Smith Elementary School
CPS Opportunity Grant – Wilma Rudolph Learning Center
CSC Beat the Streets
Dictionary Project

District 6450 Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway
Edward G. Irvin Foundation
Fernando Jones Blues Camp
Illinois Medical District Guest House
Interact Club
Jesse White “Off to College” Trunk Party
Meals for Seniors
Rotary Virtual Reading Room
Special Fathers Network
Stillpoint Theatre Collections

Learn more about the Community Service Committee’s signature program here.