Welcome to  Because I Care Inc

Food Services Program

Through our certified food services program, we provide two nutritious meals (breakfast and lunch) and healthy snacks a day for our summer youth participants and community. In the past year, we fed over 1,000 youth. There are several core elements within the program: 1) health and nutrition educational workshops, 2) physical fitness and 3) meal distribution.

mentoring program

Since 2010, BIC has facilitated a robust mentoring program matching our youth with selected volunteers through our partnerships with DePaul University, Black Star Project and Dominican University. Each year we identify 25 youth participants affording them the opportunity to be paired with a mentor volunteer providing after-school tutoring, leadership and developmental skills, college readiness, and common social etiquette.


Match at-risk youth with volunteer mentors through our partnerships
Provide computer literacy training.
Provide job training skills, job readiness and resume building skills.
Coordinate health and wellness workshops.
Distribute meals and healthy snacks to our youth.

Why Because I Care, inc.

Because I Care Inc. is a full service resource center for …individuals in need of social service assistance. The organization is located in the Austin Community of Chicago and the programs it offer are built around four tiers of service, Mentoring, Education, Job Readiness, and After School Care.

Our Youth Mentoring and After School Program is geared towards all children between the ages of 4 and 16. We pair the children with thoroughly trained mentors who provide tutoring and guidance.

Our Computer Literacy Training was created to provide members of the community with valuable knowledge of computers and the social media and programming.

Our Job Readiness Training/Resume Building Program is offered to the entire community. Its purpose is to assist people in completing the necessary steps in the task of obtaining a job. Interviewing skills and Online Job Search engines.

Because I care

Voted MOST CARING place for children in Austin by our local community stakeholders

Youth Job Readiness

Need Help with:

  •  Resume Writing
  • Interviewing Tips
  • Employer Research
  • Access to Company Websites
  • Navigating the Worldwide Web at a Job Readiness Workshop,

Stop by: “Because I Care”

5811 W. Chicago Ave.

or call us at 773-261-0555. Email us at becauseicareinc@gmail.com

Your children’s education and welfare are our main priorities