Get Involved

We like to say that Forward Chicago is not for the community — it’s by the community. And we mean it.

We organize activities initiated by local residents who want to share their interests and skills. Let us know if you have an idea for a program or club or want to volunteer your time leading a class or activity. We welcome all suggestions and look forward to working with you to find the perfect match.

People who remain active and involved are notably healthier and happier. What are you waiting for? Join us today!

Forward Chicago Activities

With the exception of lunch and dinner get-togethers, activities are usually free of charge. All ages and abilities are welcome!

Select an activity to learn more about upcoming dates and locations:

For the full schedule of area activities and events, view the community calendar, and sign up for our newsletter to stay informed.

Board Plus Meetings

We hold Board Plus meetings on the fourth Tuesday of every month to discuss the work we are doing together, plan future initiatives and opportunities, and review issues of concern in our neighborhoods. These meeting are open to all. Contact us to learn more about meeting times and locations.

Forward Chicago Teams

Joining a team is a great way to connect with people in your neighborhood. Contact us to learn more about committee needs and meeting times.

Write, edit and help distribute the print newsletter (three times per year).

Organize and help run activities and events.

Help gather community data, organize tech learning sessions, and build our online presence.

Community Outreach
Cultivate connections with local businesses and organizations and help grow Forward Chicago.