Disability Justice Mentoring Collective (DJMC)

Basic Information

Address: 115 W. Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL
Phone Number: 312-640-2119
Director: Mary Lee Ahern DJMC Coordinator

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Additional Information

Causes Served: youth with disabilities
Clearances Required: Yes
Background Check: Yes
Population Served: youth from 6th grade to 12th grade up to the age of 22
Ages for Volunteer: must be at least 21
Hours of Service: 5
Minimum Hours Required: 5
Days of Service: various
Mission Statement:

Our Mission
We ignite disability power and pride, provide critical services, and break down systemic barriers to create a stronger, more inclusive society.

Additional Information:

Disability Justice Mentoring Collective at Access Living
DJMC provides a unique opportunity for youth with disabilities in 6th-12th grade to receive guidance and support from a mentor who cares about disability justice. Disability justice is beyond disability rights--being sure that people have access to society and full inclusion beyond what is the law. In particular, disability justice is about furthering the power of people with color with disabilities.
What does it take to be a mentor?
*You must be age 21 and up
*A desire to work with youth with disabilities
*An application and background check
*Attendance at a meeting one Saturday a month at Access Living
*Contact with your mentee 5 hours a month
*A willingness to share your interests, experience and wisdom
The minimum commitment for DJMC is five hours per month. This small investment of your time can have a profound impact on the life of a youth with a disability.
To receive an application, contact Mary Lee Ahern
TTY (312) 640-2142
For further questions about the expectations of the mentor role, contact Mary Lee Ahern at 312-640-2119 or mahern@accessliving.org