Andersonville Volunteer & Kids' Activities Fair

 Saturday, April 22 | 10AM - 1PM
Peirce Elementary School 1423 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Chicago, IL 60660

Click here to RSVP for this free event!

The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce is excited to bring together businesses, organizations, and partners to host a Fair that brings together organizations that need support through volunteers AND kids activities! Folks can learn about volunteer opportunities here on the north side of Chicago and also fun activities to showcase for kids to do throughout the year. Explore different volunteer opportunities that include special interests in environmental, social gathering, non profit, social and economical areas, and cultural, games and athletics. Parents can learn about different after school programs, summer camp sign-ups, classes, and activities for kids. We have an incredible growing family demographic in and around Andersonville and we would love to provide a great way for parents to discover different opportunities to get their kids more active in arts, culture, and more.

Thank you so much for our Sponsors and Partners for making this a possibility: StudioUs, Chicago Waldorf School, Lake Shore Schools and Alderman Andre Vasquez. For more information or if you would like to join us at the event, sponsor, or have questions about accessibility, please email

Participating Organizations

American Eagle Productions | American Eagle Productions has blazed the trail for youth and educational theatre in the Chicagoland area, bringing the performing arts to over 300 schools and groups a year for the past 28 years. AEP offers weekly theatre classes for students K-8 as well as week long summer camps. Our programming builds confidence, fosters empathy, and encourages collaboration as well as provides a safe space for children to express themselves.

Anchorfish Printing & Embroidery | Anchorfish will be live screen printing T's for both Adults and Kids of Jelly Bean our Water Tower!

Camp Quality Illinois | Our nonprofit organization provides an annual summer camp opportunity to children enduring treatments for cancer and rare blood diseases - free of charge! We also offer free year-round events to our campers, their families, and our volunteers to help create a family and a support system.

Care for Real | Care for Real food pantry is located in the Edgewater and Rogers Park neighborhoods and is in need of volunteers to help with all areas of their programming: distributing groceries to our neighbors in need, packing groceries, stocking shelves, organizing our clothing closet, packing deliveries, sorting donations, distributing pet food through their pet pantry program, and more!

CircEsteem | CircEsteem’s mission is to unite youth across all backgrounds and identities by fostering self-esteem and mutual respect through the practice and performance of circus arts.

CirquesExperience | CirquesExperience welcomes students of all ages to participate in various activities. Gym Wheel and Cyr Wheel, Aerial Silk and Dance, Static Trapeze, Trampoline , Partner Acrobatics, Juggling and many more. For children they offer Circus, Gym Wheel and Home Wok with pick up service . A unique afterschool program that combines fun and healthy physical work taught by high-skilled coaches with educational development provided by capable tutors.

Chicago Friends School | We are an independent Quaker school in Edgewater, offering progressive, whole child education for students K-8

EKF Martial Arts |

GUS®| Original Gus Giordano Dance School | GUS® | Original Gus Giordano Dance School is celebrating 70 years of dance education! GUS® has been a family-owned business since 1953 and offers summer camps and classes for children year round. Tiny Tots Camp (age 2.5 to 4) is a three day camp that introduces Ballet, Jazz, and Hip Hop in a fun and welcoming environment. GUS® Camp (age 5 to 17) explores a variety of dance styles including Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary and Musical Theater with a performance on the last day! School Year Dance Classes (age 4 months to 18 years) include Baby & Me, Early Childhood, Elementary and Classes by Level in all styles. GUS® Company Dancers (age 4 to 18) audition in May and take class in all styles with an emphasis on technique, style and performance. GUS® Company Dancers perform all over Chicagoland! Visit for complete information on programs for children age 4 months to 18 years.

Lake Shore Schools | Lake Shore Schools is a family-owned early childhood education center that runs year-round. At Lake Shore Schools, they nurture the individuality of each child giving them the tools and confidence to grow socially, emotionally, ethically and academically. Their family-like approach creates strong trusting relationships between the caregivers and children, allowing children to truly feel in their element. Their center family is composed of dedicated staff and families working to build lasting relationships within our community.

Macaroni KID Chicago Northside | They offer Guides to all the great children's activities, programming, and events in the area.

Nourishing Hope | Nourishing Hope, formerly known as Lakeview Pantry, is a dynamic social services organization providing food, mental wellness counseling and other social services, such as job and housing assistance, to our Chicago neighbors in need. Founded in 1970, we strive to serve the needs of the whole person — with respect and dignity, always. We offer family volunteer opportunities and frequently present at schools, offer field trips, etc.

School of Rock | School of Rock Andersonville enriches lives through performance-based music education. Their highly skilled instructors -- all professional musicians themselves -- teach the traditional rock instruments: bass, keys, drums, guitar, and voice using songs that kids love. Performance classes with the themes of Latin Rock, Green Day, Arena Rock, and Soul. Available Summer Camp themes: Green Day, Songwriting, Beatles, Rock 101, Best of the 90s, and more!

Senshi Karate | Offering karate classes and summer camp!

StudioUs | StudioUs provides fine art instruction to students ages 4 to adult. We offer weekly classes available every day throughout the year, as well as daytime workshops for CPS days off and throughout the summer.

Swedish American Museum | They offer the Brunk Children's Museum of Immigration, family programs, summer camps, and more!

Twenty-One Senses | They bring inclusion to kids with invisible disabilities. They have a Sensory Stride, the Midsommarfest Calm room, webinars, and a map of sensory friendly businesses that will welcome these families.

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