Community-Based Federal Work Study Organizations

Q: What if the government or non-profit organization I'm working is not on the list below?

A: If a government or non-profit organization is not on the list below and you would like to use federal work study money to work with them, please send Michelle Vodenik an email with the name of the organization and your contact at the organization, and I will invite them to join our FWS program. You should also fill out this form. Please note that there are limited federal work study funds available, and deadlines for approval every semester and for the summer; therefore, approval of payment depends on availability of funds. Thank you.

LIST OF AGENCIES IN THE PROGRAM (Agencies are Chicago-based, unless otherwise noted)

  • Cabrini Green Legal Aid
  • Campaign for Better Health Care
  • Center for Conflict Resolution
  • Center for Disability & Elder Law (CDEL)
  • Center for Economic Progress
  • Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Innovation in Sexual & Reproductive Health, at the University of Chicago
  • Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation (CAASE)
  • Chicago Board of Education, Chicago Public Schools
  • Chicago Law and Education Foundation 
  • Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law
  • Chicago Legal Clinic
  • Chicago Park District
  • Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS)
  • Citizen Advocacy Center
  • Citizen Works
  • City of Chicago, Department of Law
  • City of Evanston Law Department
  • Civic Legal Corp
  • Community Activism Law Alliance (CALA)
  • CARPLS: Coordinated Advice and Referral Program for Legal Services
  • Collection Defense Lab (formerly Debtors Legal Clinic) 
  • Cook County Office of the Public Guardian
  • Cook County Public Defender's Office
  • Cook County State's Attorney's Office
  • Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
  • Domestic Violence Legal Clinic (DVLC)
  • Douglas County Attorney's Office, Omaha, NE
  • DuPage County Public Defender's Office, Wheaton, IL
  • DuPage County State's Attorney's Office, Wheaton, IL
  • Equip for Equality
  • Family Defense Center 
  • Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project
  • Federal Defender Program, Chicago 
  • Federal Defender for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
  • First Defense Legal Aid
  • First Net, Washington DC
  • Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights
  • Illinois Attorney General's Office
  • Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (IDCFS)
  • Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation (IDFPF)
  • Illinois Department of Healthcare & Family Service (IDHFS)
  • Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS)
  • Illinois Department of Revenue (IDR)
  • Illinois Legal Aid Online (ILAO)
  • Illinois Office of Trade and Investment, Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity
  • Illinois Pollution Control Board
  • Internal Revenue Service, Office of the Chief Counsel
  • Kane County State's Attorney's Office, St. Charles, IL
  • Kane County Public Defender's Office, St. Charles, IL
  • LAF (formerly Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago)
  • Lake County Public Defender's Office, Waukegan, IL
  • Lake County State's Attorney's Office, Waukegan, IL
  • Lake County Commissioners, Crown Point, IN
  • Latinos Progresando
  • Lawyer's Committee for Better Housing (LCBH)
  • Lawyer's for the Creative Arts (LCA)
  • Legal Aid Society (LAS)
  • Legal Council for Health Justice 
  • Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF)
  • McLean County State's Attorney's Office, Bloomington, IL
  • National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC)
  • National Labor Relations Board
  • Office of the State Appellate Defender, Illinois
  • Openlands
  • Preston Bradley Center
  • Raise the Floor Alliance (formerly Working Hands Legal Clinic) 
  • Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law 
  • US Attorney's Office, Milwaukee
  • US Attorney's Office, Northern District of Illinois - Chicago
  • US Attorney's Office, Puerto Rico
  • US Commodity Futures Trading Commission
  • US Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
  • US Department of Justice, Community Relations Service
  • US Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
  • US Department of Homeland Security, Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE)
  • US Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)
  • US Department of Housing and Urban Development: Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity 
  • US Department of the Treasury, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Washington DC
  • US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5 - Chicago
  • US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • US Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Will County Public Defender's Office, Joliet, IL
  • Wisconsin State Public Defender's Office, Offices Across the State of Wisconsin
  • World Relief Chicago