The James Chicago is a proud partner of WITS (Working in the Schools). Team members of The James volunteer weekly to mentor a fifth grader from a local elementary school by helping them with their homework and developing their reading skills.

WITS promotes literacy and a love of learning in Chicago Public School elementary students through a volunteer-powered, outcomes-based portfolio of programs. WITS endeavors to bridge the achievement and opportunity gap for underserved students through building connections with positive adult role models. Alongside teachers and school administrators, WITS works to provide the critical support that students need to set them on a path toward academic success.