Hear first-hand from Center students how your donations transform lives:

The Sue Duncan Children’s Center 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.  The Center does not receive
state or federal funding and is completely dependent on the generosity of individual, foundation and
corporate donors.   The Center supports itself entirely through financial donations, with no monetary
contribution from the families served.  Your charitable donation is tax deductible.  After confirming
your donation, you may print the receipt on your screen for tax purposes.  You will also be e-mailed
a receipt.  All transactions are processed through a secured website hosted by

Donations are welcome at any level.






Corporate & Foundation Giving Opportunities

Our Wish List

If you would like to write a check, please address it to:

Sue Duncan Children’s Center
c/o Jackie Robinson Elementary School
4225 S. Lake Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60653-3065

For more information on making a donation, contact Tina Battle at 773-942-2277, ext. 102 or email

Donate Time by Volunteering

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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.  We facilitate our programming inside local elementary schools on Chicago’s south side:

  • Original Oakland Campus
    Jackie Robinson Elementary School
    4225 S. Lake Park Avenue in Chicago
  • Woodlawn Campus
    John Fiske Elementary School
    6020 S. Langley Avenue in Chicago

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