Welcome to Chicago LAMP

For North Lawndale youth, Chicago Lawndale AMACHI Mentoring Program is the community pillar that delivers programming focused on academic achievement, responsible decision-making, social and emotional stability, and community pride. Trained, positive and committed mentors are the power source of our organization.

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Our Success

Mentors are helping youths in various ways

What’s AMACHI?

Chicago LAMP is modeled after the National AMACHI Program, which provides assistance to children who are impacted by incarceration through mentoring. The AMACHI model was developed in 2000 by Reverend Dr. Wilson W. Goode, former Mayor of Philadelphia, and John Di Iulio, professor at the University of Pennsylvania. This model has been replicated in more than 250 cities across the nation and has proven successful in offering intervention that breaks the troublesome cycle of generational poverty and incarceration.