Chicago Living - Activities - Chicago, Illinois, USA

Chicagoans take part in many clubs and organizations; activities include interest groups, clubs, hobbies, community centers, organizations, and groups
  • CADO Directory: Chicago Area Directory of Organizations; lists clubs, groups, and other organizations throughout the metropolitan region; compiled by the librarians of Chicago Public Library's General Information Services Division Information Center
  • -USA Directories-: Search organization directories; there are hundreds of thousands of organizations, associations, societies, and nonprofits in the US covering many interests; some of these are based in Chicago; these directories help you locate an organization
  • AA: Chicago Area Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Animal Shelter: The Anti-Cruelty Society; animal shelter for dogs and cats
  • Architects: American Institute of Architects Chicago; professional association of licensed architects, architectural interns, and allied professionals in Illinois
  • Architecture: Chicago Architecture Foundation; advances public interest and education in architecture and related design; operates ArchiCenters for tours, a gift shop, and lectures
  • Arts: Friends Of The Arts; a support group for emerging art & artists
  • Beer: Chicago Beer Society; educational association dedicated to the appreciation of beer and craft of brewing
  • Big Bro&Sis: Big Brothers Big Sisters Metropolitan Chicago; provides friendship, emotional support, and guidance to youth through positive adult role models
  • Boys & Girls: Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago
  • Chicago Cares: Volunteerism; provides individuals and businesses with volunteer programs designed to address Chicago's needs
  • Computing ACM: Chicago Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery; advances the skills of information technology professionals and students
  • Computer Society: Chicago Computer Society; educational computer user group
  • Foreign Relations CCFR: Chicago Council on Foreign Relations; international affairs organization
  • Ghosts: Shadows of Chicago; American Ghost Society Representatives for the Chicagoland Area
  • Goodwill: Goodwill Industries; work opportunities and skill development for people with barriers to employment
  • Greens: Chicago Greens; works on ecological ideas and political advocacy to influence public policy
  • Harley: Chicago Chapter Harley Owners Group
  • Humane PACT: People and Animals in Community Together Humane Society
  • Facets: national media arts organization; works to preserve, present, distribute, and educate about film
  • Film & Video: Independent Film and Video; advances the independent film and video scene in Chicago
  • Food Tours: Chicago Food Tasting and Cultural Walking Tours; food tours through Chicago's historic, delicious neighborhoods
  • Hyde Park Hist: Hyde Park Historical Society
  • Jaycees: Chicago Jaycees; professionals who develop leadership skills through community service projects and professional development seminars
  • Jazz: Jazz Institute of Chicago; dedicated to the preservation and perpetuation of jazz in all its forms
  • Journalists SPJ: Chicago Headline Club; chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists
  • Latino Cultural Ctr: International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago; promotes Latino culture and understanding
  • Poetry Ctr: regular poetry reading series
  • Park Friends: Friends of the Parks; works to protect, preserve and improve Chicago's parks for all of its citizens
  • PrideTime: PrideTime.com; entertainment and resource guide for gays and lesbians living in or visiting Chicago
  • Red Cross: American Red Cross of Greater Chicago; provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies
  • Robots: ChiBots, Chicago Area Robotics Group; hobby robotics, maze solvers, BEAM robotics, robotic combat, or any other kind of robotics
  • Singles: CHI Personals; find your match in Chicago
  • Tech Comm: Chicago Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication; trade organization of technical writers, illustrators, Web developers, and instructional designers
  • Tours: Chicago Neighborhood Tours; sponsored by the Chicago Office of Tourism, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs
  • Treasury Mgt Assoc: Treasury Management Association of Chicago; professional organization dedicated to cash/treasury management
  • Urban League: Chicago Urban League; works to eliminate racial discrimination and segregation and advocates equal opportunity and parity for African Americans, other minorities and the poor
  • YMCA: YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago; provides exercise and fitness programs to the community as well as programs for families, mentoring, teens, children, and young women
  • YWCA: YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago; services to meet the needs of women and families
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