Sinai Schools Initiative: Ogden/Jenner
Chicago Sinai strives to improve the quality of education in Chicago by providing volunteer and financial support to a local, public school. From 2009-2018, Sinai partnered with Jenner Academy of the Arts, a pre-K through 8th grade elementary school in the former Cabrini-Green neighborhood. Nearly 100% of the students enrolled in Jenner School were low income. In 2018, Jenner merged with Ogden Int’l School offering students at both schools equal access to a high quality education with a diverse study body. Chicago Sinai supports this merged community with programming on both the Ogden East and Jenner campuses.
Whether you’re looking for a weekly volunteer opportunity or just an hour every once in a while, there are many ways for you to support the Ogden/Jenner community.
If you are interested in working directly with students, consider serving as a classroom aide. Sinai volunteers assist a classroom teacher as needed – working with small groups, helping with all-class projects, or providing one-on-one instruction. Members volunteer one or more times a week based on their schedule and the teacher’s needs.
Chicago Sinai has been able to support the Ogden/Jenner community in a variety of ways during these challenging times. To support remote learning, we have funded headsets, delivered computer technology to students, and assisted families with getting access to reliable WiFi. We have also provided gift cards for the purchase of food and essential items.
If you would like more information about any of our programming or are interested in volunteering, please contact Heidi Wagman and Jessica Diamond at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to make a donation to support our programming, you can do so online.