Transformation in Action
Soul City is a local church with a global mission and we long to make a lasting, dignifying and sustainable impact on our community, the city of Chicago and the world.
We begin with educating and equipping through historical and current events and experiences, then mobilize our community to put the transforming love of Jesus in action by meeting immediate needs, acting justly and living compassionately.
Love at Work
We develop relationships with local and global organizations to learn from and partner with as we engage in initiatives that are holistic, impactful and dignifying.
The education system has been built in ways that do not allow for an equitable distribution of resources. We care deeply about prioritizing resources and opportunities and continue to play a part in moving the needle towards a more just and opportune city for students and families.
We care about building relationships that empower students to graduate high school, succeed in college, and achieve their ambitions. Volunteers through iMentor form a multi-year relationship with a student to walk alongside, learn with and empower.
As we learn to develop more sustainable initiatives through Soul City, we engage closely with Enlace, who equips churches and community leaders to develop programs and projects that target specific community and transformative outcomes.
Soul City has had the privilege of partnering with World Vision to be the first church to launch Chosen: putting the power to choose in a child’s hands, really a new way to approach child sponsorship! We also partner to run the marathon each year and raise money for clean water for communities all over the world.
Meeting Immediate Needs
Meals of Hope
If you or someone you know could use a delicious meal every other Thursday afternoon, please sign up here.
2 times a month on Thursdays, we provide meals to families in and around our community through a partnership with Blackberry Market. If you are interested in serving to deliver these meals, to write encouraging cards to families please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you need help with a legal issue, but can’t afford $300/hour to pay a private attorney? Consult with a pro-bono attorney and get any questions you may have about employment, housing and family law answered.
We are looking for volunteers for the summer season (May – August) for both our virtual and in person clinic on the 3rd Saturday of every month!
Are you recently coming out of incarceration and could use things like dishes, a coat, items to fill your space, helpful items during a pandemic? Please let us know! We are here to help.
Are you interested in putting together some important and needed items for men and women coming out of incarceration to find themselves in a pandemic? Sign up here to help us purchase and organize and deliver these essentials kits!