Your contribution matters! Your donation will ensure that Family Matters can continue to provide enriching programing to Chicago youth, allowing them to dream of their futures, believe in their abilities, and grow into the people they envision themselves to be.

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Words of Encouragement from our Donors

“Family Matters is a second family for my daughters. You’ve helped me learn what leadership is and much more. You’ve also kept my daughters safe and helped them learn new things every day in the Teen Girls Program. I am glad to give this donation as a thank you for the support.”

– Rolline Mengue

“I live in the neighborhood and teach at Loyola. My kids are done with college and are doing fine. I want to help other local kids get a meaningful start at a promising future.”

– Heidi Malm

“Family Matters is inspirational. It truly and deeply touches lives.”

-Kathy Speers, former tutor

“I’m really appreciative of how welcoming and nurturing ALL the staff are at Family Matters. Being a single mom raising a teenage boy is a juggling act and I couldn’t do it by myself. I’m glad Teen Boys and Community Tutoring exist to help challenge, support and guide my little family.”

– Anna Mangahas

“I taught for two years before coming to Northwestern for grad school. I saw my bright students struggling with school because they were not given the proper resources and I promised myself I would not let that happen again on my watch. This is for all the students who deserve the chance to be the change they wish to see in the world.”

– Ekta Shah

“I have been to your annual benefit the past two years . . . and we have really come to appreciate what your organization does for at-risk youth in Chicago.”

– Beth Haviland

“I think Family Matters is an extraordinary organization doing important work.”

– Amy Spitzer

“Our daughter Brooke tutors young people there and we’ve heard first hand success stories, therefore, knowing Family Matters is truly making a difference!  Thanks and GOD BLESS YOU for all that you do for our future leaders!”

– Kevan Turner