Get Involved

Volunteer

Last year, Lumity worked with 172 STEM professionals to reach into the classrooms of 28 teachers and change the lives of over 2,000 students. Volunteers from over 25 different companies volunteered over 1,000 hours to make a difference in the lives of students all over the Chicagoland area. We are thrilled to have you join us!

How it works:

  • We help design the most appropriate volunteer experience for you and/or your colleagues.
  • Do as much or as little as you want.
  • We make all the arrangements and will prepare you for each type of opportunity.

Host a Career Site Visit

Lumity’s career readiness program is working to take students out of the classroom and get the chance to experience a job, a career and an industry firsthand. We invite you to open your doors to students so that they may discover new passions and interests as they get an interactive, hands-on look at STEM in action.

Share Your Story

Lumity owes the success of our high school program to STEM professionals like you, who share their personal career path journey with students. Share the obstacles you have overcome to show that it is possible to reach success.

Coach a Real World Project or 1-Day Challenge

Real World Project

Lumity’s STEM career readiness program gives students the opportunity to design solutions for real world problems and make our communities better while preparing for lifelong STEM careers. We connect hands-on problem solving, teamwork, and social/emotional skills with real life. You can help them make these connections by coaching student teams in the classrooms during these time-limited projects.

1-Day Challenges

A few times a year, Lumity organizes 1-day Challenges giving students the opportunity to create solutions using STEM. These “boot camp” style project days are hosted by a partner organization where students work alongside STEM professionals to compete for fabulous prizes and bragging rights. The heightened collaboration and creativity of these day-long events provides the most enriching experience for both the students and our volunteers.

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Student Based Enterprise

Lumity employs a group of high school juniors and seniors from communities around Chicago and trains them to create websites for local small businesses and nonprofits for a small fee. In addition to learning the technical skill of creating websites, “interns” learn how to run a business, secure and serve clients in addition to Lumity’s Career Readiness training. The program runs year-round with a new group of students hired in the summer.

Lumity partners with local schools to recruit the students and with business alliances to help secure clients.

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