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Chapter: Chicago, IL


Sewa Chicago is an active Sewa chapters with a wide range of projects and activities like Sponsor A Child, Leadership Development program for Youth, Stop Diabetes Movement, Raising Awareness on volunteerism, Diwali Food Drive.
This chapter continues to grow and help families in the Chicago Area regardless of color gender, race, religion, or national identity all around the year. All are encouraged to participate, volunteer, and donate to this growing chapter. 

Chapter Coordinator
Dipti Desai

(847) 664-9144

Nags Rajaraman

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The Sewa International, Chicago , IL Chapter invites enthusiast individuals to come forward and help us in our initiatives. Enroll yourself as Volunteer.



Be a part of noble service to mankind!



Family Services

Family services are designed to provide families tools for leading more meaningful fulfilling lives.

Sponsor a child

Project to support education of children from under served communities in India for $240 per year.

Volunteer Development

It is viewed as a unique chance for volunteers and organizations to celebrate their efforts.

Disaster Relief

Provide relief and rehabilitation during disaster.

Upcoming Events

    • 1 Jan 2024
    • 9:00 AM (CST)
    • 31 Oct 2024
    • 11:59 PM (CDT)
    • In-Person and Online

    Sewa Chicago LEAD 2024

    (LEAD - Leadership, Education And Development) 

    Youth Engagement Program for High School Students 

    Eligibility for LEAD: Incoming and Current High Schoolers (Grades 8-12)

    Eligibility for Design To Lead (DTL): Minimum 1 year experience with LEAD and currently in Grade 9 or above

    Program Dates : January to October 2024

    Selection Criteria: Due to limited available seats, enrollment will be on a first-come first-serve basis. Open to all nationalities, religious and ethnic backgrounds. Applicants who opt for the Design To Lead (DTL) program will go through screening to determine selection and final team placement

    Registration Fee: $100 per student. $75 for each sibling

    Registration Deadline: November 30, 2023

    Commitment: All participants should exhibit commitment to the values of Sewa and act with integrity and discipline always. Each participant is expected to commit to at least 75 hours of volunteering. Each DTL participant needs to commit to consistent participation for the weekly learning sessions. Parents need to commit to being the onsite coordinator for at least 2 activities during the year. Parents of DTL participants need to be a mentor for their child's team on a rotational basis.

    Benefits: As a part of the LEAD program, young adults are provided with opportunities to participate and / or lead various activities and to earn volunteering hours. Sewa International will provide certificates as well as a recommendation for The President's Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) for qualified participants. Volunteering hours accumulated through LEAD activities will only be counted.

    Here is a sample list of activities:

    1. Environment and Sustainability

    2. Health Drives

    3. Food Drives

    4. DIY initiatives

    5. Design To Lead (DTL) - Apply design thinking to identify a social issue, develop solutions, and implement them

    6. Fundraising to support Sewa Projects and local organizations

    7. Holistic individual development including career, yoga and meditation

    All LEAD participants are required to sign the waiver during registration to be able to participate.

    For general questions, please refer to the FAQ.

    Contact for any questions.

Past events

3 Apr 2024 Yoga For Diabetes - Chicago
3 Apr 2024 Stop Diabetes Movement in Detroit
31 Jul 2023 Sewa Chicago - Western Suburbs - Summer Camp
31 Jul 2023 Sewa Chicago - Northwest Suburbs - Summer Camp
30 Jul 2023 Sewa -Chicago Annual 2023 Picnic
23 Jul 2023 Chicago -Anup Jalota Fundraising Concert 2023
10 May 2023 Stop Diabetes Movement - Chicago
10 May 2023 Stop Diabetes Movement in Detroit
22 Apr 2023 Yoga to Manage Cardiac Health and Stress Management
3 Apr 2023 Health Care Proxy and Living Will (5 Wishes document)
2 Jan 2023 Sewa Chicago LEAD 2023
6 Nov 2022 Health Care Proxy and Living Will (5 Wishes document)
8 Oct 2022 Sewa MMC Garba 2022
4 Sep 2022 Sewa -Chicago Annual 2022 Picnic
14 Aug 2022 Sewa Chicago - Legal Documents Management
16 Jun 2022 Sewa Chicago: Yoga for Stress Management (Cyclic Meditation)
1 Feb 2022 Sewa Chicago LEAD 2022
12 Dec 2021 Sewa International: Yoga for Diabetes/ Stop Diabetes Movement
26 Sep 2021 Sewa Chicago - "HEALTH CARE PROXY AND LIVING WILL" Seminar
24 Jul 2021 Sewa International, Central Region: Yoga for Diabetes/ Stop Diabetes Movement
6 Jun 2021 Sewa Chicago: Yoga for Stress Management (Cyclic Meditation)
16 May 2021 Sewa Chicago - "HEALTH CARE PROXY AND LIVING WILL" Seminar
1 May 2021 Sewa International LEAD 2021 - Chicago Chapter Registration
16 Apr 2021 Sewa Chicago: Yoga for Diabetes - Stop Diabetes Movement
14 Mar 2021 Legal Documents for your Family
5 Sep 2020 Sewa Day 2020
14 Sep 2019 Sewa Chicago - Annual Garba Event
14 Sep 2019 Sewa Chicago - Annual Garba Event
10 Jul 2019 Sewa International – Summer Food Drive
29 Sep 2018 Sewa Chicago - Annual Fundraising Garba
10 Jun 2018 Sewa Chicago: Get Inspired Summer Internship
20 Apr 2018 Stop Diabetes Movement (SDM)
24 Mar 2018 Sewa Day

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