773-942-2277 (same as main phone number)

Mailing Address
Sue Duncan Children’s Center
Main Campus
Jackie Robinson Elementary School
4225 S. Lake Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60653-3065

Campus Locations
The Sue Duncan Children’s Center facilitates its programming inside
two elementary schools on the south side of Chicago:

  • Original Oakland Campus (Main Campus)
    Jackie Robinson Elementary School
    4225 S. Lake Park Avenue – Chicago, IL 60653
  • New Woodlawn Campus (opened in September of 2013)
    John Fiske Elementary School
    6020 S. Langley Avenue – Chicago, IL 60637

Center Hours (2017-2018 School Year)
Monday thru Thursday: 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Friday: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
*The Center closes for the School Year on Thursday, June 14th
and reopens for the Summer Session on Monday, June 25th.

Summer 2018 Hours
Monday thru Friday: 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm
*Summer Session begins on Monday, June 25th at the
Jackie Robinson Elementary School location only:
4225 S. Lake Park Avenue, Chicago

Volunteer Information
Download our Volunteer Information Sheet

Volunteer tutors are always welcome at the Center.  Our tutors work one-on-one and in small groups with children of all ages to help complete homework assignments and improve learning in math, reading and writing.  Tutors are also welcome to join the children during gym time later in the day.  Interested volunteer tutors can choose from either of the two Sue Duncan Children’s Center campuses based on the location most convenient for them (see above for locations). The Center is open from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Monday thru Friday during the school year.  Please contact us regarding summer hours.  For information on becoming a volunteer tutor at the Sue Duncan Children’s Center, call 773-942-2277 or email

Driving Directions
To Original Oakland Campus – 4225 S. Lake Park Avenue, Chicago
From north or south, take Lake Shore Drive to the 47th Street exit.  Turn right immediately at the first light at Lake Park Ave.  Proceed north for four blocks and you will see Jackie Robinson Elementary School on your right, across from One-Stop Groceries.  The parking lot is on Lake Park Ave next to the school.  The Center is located inside the school.

To Woodlawn Campus – 6020 S. Langley Avenue, Chicago
From north, take Lake Shore Drive to 57th Street and turn right.  From south, take Lake Shore Drive to 57th Street and turn left … Keep straight onto S. Cornell Ave.  Bear right onto Midway Plaisance.  Road name changes to Midway Plaisance Dr.  Turn left onto south Cottage Grove Ave and then immediately turn right onto E.  60th St.  Turn left onto S Langley Ave at Fiske Elementary School.  The Center is inside the school.