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Causes: Community Service Clubs

Mission: CASL exists as a nonprofit community-based social service agency for the purpose of strengthening the physical, economic, and mental health of all ages and backgrounds of the Chinese community in the greater Chicago area.

Target demographics: This goal is achieved through comprehensive programming offering activities that 1) upgrade the family’s economic level, 2) strengthen family structures, 3) ease the cultural transitions of individuals and families into American society, and 4) advocate for affecting positive systemic social change. CASL serves over 17,000 clients a year in four departments -- Child Education and Development Services, Elderly Services, Family and Community Services, and Employment and Training -- offer a range of programs to a variety of families and individuals aged less than one year to over 100.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 17000

Geographic areas served: CASL exists as a nonprofit community-based social service agency for the purpose of strengthening the physical, economic, and mental health of all ages and backgrounds of the Chinese community in the greater Chicago area.

Programs: Family and Community Services, Housing and Financial Education Services, Child Education and Development Services, Employment and Training Services, and Elderly Services.

Community Stories

7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love volunteering with CASL and working with the senior citizens there. They are so welcoming, as are all the staff. I started out volunteering a day or two a week, but now am there sometimes 3-4 times a week. It's been such a great experience.

Comments ( 1 )

CASL Thank you for your continued support to our agency! We are delighted to see you participating with our seniors every week!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

CASL offers a variety of opportunities to volunteer and the staff are always welcoming. The community and members you volunteer with are always fun to talk to. CASL volunteering offers a unique experience that is hard to find elsewhere

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This nonprofit provide a great after school program for children. The program not only help with physical development of children, but also the mental and academic development. All volunteers are patient toward the children.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wonderful place to teach Chicagoans about Chinese culture, and at the same time teach Chinese immigrants skills to succeed in America.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

CASL is a great place in Chinatown Chicago. It's a place to learn the unique culture of Chinatown and gain unique experience on many aspects. The volunteer program has done tremendous good deed to the community and provided education to the neighborhood.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Our group had a wonderful time volunteering at CASL for the day. We learned how to draw bamboo and assisted with the ESL classes. It was a wonderful experience for our group of 16 college students. We will definitely be volunteering with CASL in the future.

Comments ( 1 )

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CASL 06/10/2016

Thank you again for participating in our adults and seniors program! Your students are always welcome to come back and visit us!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a Chicago Public School high school teacher, and I brought 20 of my 12th grade advisees to CASL to work with the attendees of the senior center this spring. We had a great time making crafts, signing songs, and playing games for the morning. I have taken my students to CASL for six years, and every time we go my students rave about how much fun they had. Furthermore, my students are always inspired by the CASL staff and the work they do for the Chinatown community members.