The SOS Children's Villages Illinois Emerging Leaders Board is a group of motivated and philanthropic young professionals that seek to promote the mission of SOS Illinois through networking and volunteering.  Activities include garden work days, holiday parties, and providing educational support, in addition to social gatherings.


1st Semester Educational Incentives Events

We hope you can make it to one or both of the upcoming ELB Educational Incentives events. We need at least 4 volunteers at each event. 

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Roosevelt Square Village, 1200 W. Roosevelt Rd., Chicago, IL 60608
(intersection of Roosevelt & Racine, plenty of street parking available)
Children's Author Janet Nolan is donating her time to put on a Writing Workshop for the kids, so bring your crayons and your pencils and help inspire the kids to write about their dreams! We will lead the writing workshop, hand out the awards, and of course, share some snacks. 

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Lockport Village, 17545 Village Ln., Lockport, IL 60441
The ELB will join with another local charity, Parties with a Purpose, to throw an awesome celebration for the kids! Chicago Improv Productions will put on an improv workshop for the kids, and we have other activities planned as well as snacks. So if you want to meet the next Tina Fey or Tim Meadows come out to help us celebrate!

Plan to be there? Contact Chris to RSVP at or contact Anne at

News & Announcements

  • Chris and Margot will represent the ELB at the Wintrust Junior Board Expo on Thursday, February 16. Event info is available on Eventbrite.
  • The next ELB social event has been moved from February 21 to Tuesday, March 14. Register below.
  • Haven't completed your background check, or wonder if it's up to date? Contact Anne to make sure you are cleared before attending the next volunteer event. 
  1. Step 1 Selection
  2. Step 2 Registration
Tuesday March 14
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
It takes a village to raise a child and to support SOS Children's Villages Illinois. Join the Emerging Leaders Board for food, drinks, and good company at Park and Field, located at 3509 W. Fullerton Ave. in Chicago. Come as you are - dress is casual, and tickets will be available at the door for cash or credit.
$40.00 per person includes food, wine, & beer
Make an additional donation $  
Event registration summary
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