Alternatives, Inc. has been a leader and innovator among Chicago’s youth-serving organizations since it was founded in 1971. Alternatives supports and empowers more than 4,000 Chicago youth each year, working to build safer and more vibrant communities. Our youth development programs provide opportunities for youth to build skills through the arts, technology, participatory action research, employment training and placement, gender-specific activities, restorative justice programs, peer-focused communications campaigns and behavioral health services. Our staff work throughout Chicago to deliver these programs, both in schools and within the communities. Alternatives main office is located in Uptown, with a second location on the Southside. Please see our open positions and ways to get involved below!

Alternatives, Incorporated is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.