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)

  • American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Arizona 
  • Ascend Justice (formerly the Domestic Violence Legal Clinic) 
  • Beyond Legal Aid (formerly Community Activism Law Alliance) 
  • Black and Pink Chicago Chapter 
  • Cabrini Green Legal Aid
  • Campaign for Better Health Care
  • Center for Conflict Resolution
  • Center for Disability & Elder Law (CDEL)
  • 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 Community Bond Fund
  • Chicago Council on Global Affairs 
  • Chicago Law and Education Foundation (CLEF)  
  • Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights
  • Chicago Legal Clinic
  • Chicago Office of the City Treasurer
  • Chicago Park District
  • Chicago Property Tax Appeal Project (PTAP) - A project of The Coalition for Property Tax Justice
  • Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS)
  • Children's Legal Center 
  • Citizen Advocacy Center
  • Citizen Works
  • City of Chicago, Department of Law
  • City of Evanston, Law Department
  • Civic Legal Corp
  • CARPLS: Coordinated Advice and Referral Program for Legal Services
  • Collection Defense Lab (formerly Debtors Legal Clinic) 
  • Committee for Public Counsel Services, The Public Defender Agency for Massachusetts
  • Conservation International Foundation (Washington DC)  
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project
  • Federal Defender Program, Chicago 
  • Federal Defender for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • Federal Labor Relations Authority 
  • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
  • First Defense Legal Aid
  • Friends of Hammond Legal Aid, Hammond, IN 
  • 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 (IPCB) 
  • Illinois States Attorney Appellate Prosecutor (ILSAAP) 
  • Immigrants LIke Us
  • Indiana Department of Child Services 
  • Internal Revenue Service, Office of the Chief Counsel, Chicago, IL
  • John Howard Association (JHA)  
  • Kane County State's Attorney's Office, St. Charles, IL
  • Kane County Public Defender's Office, St. Charles, IL
  • Ladder Up (formerly the Center for Economic Progress) 
  • 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
  • Lawndale Christian Legal Center (LCLC)
  • Lawyer's Committee for Better Housing (LCBH)
  • Lawyer's for the Creative Arts (LCA)
  • Legal Aid Chicago 
  • Legal Aid Society (LAS) - Metropolitan Family Services
  • Legal Council for Health Justice (LCHJ)
  • Library of Congress (Washington, DC)
  • Life Span Center for Legal Services and Advocacy   
  • 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 (NLRB) 
  • National Legal Advocacy Network (NLAN) 
  • Natural Resources Defense Counsel (NRDC) 
  • Office of the State Appellate Defender, Illinois (OSAD) 
  • Openlands
  • Preston Bradley Center
  • Public Defender Service (Washington DC) 
  • Raise the Floor Alliance (formerly Working Hands Legal Clinic) 
  • Shriver Center on Poverty Law 
  • US Commodity Futures Trading Commission
  • US Department of Commerce, Firstnet (Washington, DC) 
  • US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the General Counsel
  • US Department of Justice, US Attorney's Office, Milwaukee
  • US Department of Justice, US Attorney's Office, Northern District of Illinois - Chicago
  • US Department of Justice, US Attorney's Office, Puerto Rico
  • US Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
  • US Department of Justice, Community Relations Service
  • US Department of Justice, US Trustee Office 
  • 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 Labor, Office of the Solicitor, Region V  
  • US Department of the Treasury, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Washington DC
  • US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5
  • US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • US Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Will County Public Defender's Office, Joliet, IL
  • Will County State's Attorney's Office, Joliet, IL 
  • Wisconsin State Public Defender's Office, Offices Across the State of Wisconsin
  • World Relief Chicago