By The Hand Club For Kids

We are a Christ-centered, after-school program that takes kids by the hand, and walks with them through college, helping them have abundant life—mind, body, and soul. This year we are serving 1,180 kids across our five sites in four of Chicago’s most under-resourced neighborhoods: Altgeld-Murray, Austin, Cabrini-Green, and Englewood.

From the time they enroll in our program until they’re walking independently as well-adjusted, responsible adults, our mission is to literally and figuratively take our kids by the hand and walk alongside them. We tutor them to academic excellence. We mentor them to make wise, life-defining decisions. And we care for them as our own, meeting their basic nutritional and medical needs.


Helping children who live in high-risk, inner-city neighborhoods have abundant life.


There is no greater way to shape the future than by investing your time, talents, and love in a child. Please consider how God would have you invest in students at By The Hand Club. There are many opportunities to be used by God to help a child have abundant life. Click here for a list of current volunteer opportunities.
VCB Contact: Dave Cartwright