Associate Board


The Associate Board is a group of volunteers committed to help 826CHI make a difference by using their relationships, skills and experience to increase awareness, volunteerism, and financial support.


“826CHI is important because it gives me hope for the future. I never feel so good about the world as when I'm listening to the smart, creative, funny, weird, bright students of 826.”
– Bryce Parsons-Twesten, volunteer

The Associate Board hosts a series of events, including an annual cocktail gala, to raise funds and awareness of 826CHI’s mission. The AB also volunteers to increase 826CHI’s impact.

Donate time
Donate money
Share your passion for 826CHI

The Stand
In order to build and maintain the safe, supportive 826 environment in which great leaps in learning happen, we commit ourselves to inclusion: we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, nationality, marital status, English fluency, parental status, military service, or disability.

Interested in becoming a member? Associate Board membership comes with excellent opportunities to build meaningful relationships and strengthen leadership skills, with memorable social events, and it is a unique way to contribute to a better Chicago in a positive way. Email [email protected] to find out about our next open house.