Welcome to NFTE Chicago





We deliver entrepreneurship education at 38 schools in approximately 70 classes throughout Chicago. Volunteers provide valuable experiences and personal stories, and are business mentors to our students. Our volunteer-guided field trips to local businesses and class visits from businesspersons help students to connect their classroom learning to the world around them.

Our Volunteers


Our volunteers are diverse individuals—corporate executives at major national and international companies, entrepreneurs, young professionals, retired executives, and mid-level managers—who represent all aspects of business operations. They are enthusiastic about entrepreneurship and helping students define their pathway to prosperity. Our volunteers have a direct and lasting influence on the personal and professional successes of our young people.  

Become a NFTE volunteer

As a volunteer, you can choose from several exciting volunteer opportunities that range from one-hour, one-day classroom options to multiple-days service with a school or class on a regular basis. Our program works with many corporations and associations to create team volunteer opportunities for community outreach programs. To find an opportunity that interests you and fits your schedule, review the brief descriptions of our four principle volunteer positions here.

Getting started as a NFTE Chicago volunteer is simple. Click Become a Volunteer and complete the application. You can also contact Steve Iammartino at steve.iammartino@nfte.com or 773-938-8703 for more information about volunteering.