Want Some Ways to Get Involved in the Chicago Community?
So, you’re all moved in. Started that new job. Made some “friends” at work.
Is that it? How come you don’t feel connected?
Experts tell us that it can take 3-5 years living in a community to psychologically feel connected.
However, there are ways to shorten that time.
Here are some ways to get involved in the Chicago Community. Trying one or more depends on whether you’re an introvert or extrovert.
- Go to a Networking Event. Your company might even sponsor these. The Chicago Loop Alliance is great at bringing professionals together with their ACTIVATE (Art. Music. People. Alleys) events. Be as outgoing or shy as you want.
- Sign up for a Class. Yes, you might have recently gotten done with the U. This is different, there are tons of fun classes on everything from Yoga to Pottery to Cooking to Moon-walking (maybe avoid the last one). The Chicago Public Libraries are always doing something.
- Serve Somewhere. Thousands of non-profits are in Chicago. Serve at Animal Shelter, Church, Arts organization, here’s VolunteerMatch.
- Find a MeetUp group. Common interests and abilities pertaining to almost any topic allow you a great introductions to small groups of people.
- Check in with the Ward. Where you Alderman is, we mean. The Ward office is the central nervous system of your local community.
This is a short list, but follow these ways to get involved in the Chicago community, and you’ll feel connected.