Aspirations of Life

Aspirations of Life was established in 2009 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for youth and families who reside in Chicago and surrounding south suburban communities. Aspirations of Life provides valuable services in order to create healthier and stronger communities.

Aspirations of Life’s programs are designed to improve the quality of life for youth and families who reside in Chicago and surrounding south suburban communities. Aspirations of Life provides valuable services to create healthier and stronger communities.

Community Outreach- Community outreach initiatives intend to support the community. Each initiative is designed to improve the quality of life for community residents, deficient- income families, or those experiencing extreme circumstances.

Listed below are our annual initiatives:

MLK: Fulfilling the Promise- This initiative is inspired by the vision and dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to offer service to the community. Fulling the Promise provides a platform for us to support those experiencing homelessness by providing hot soup, warm winter items, and care packages.

Empower 8- A day of mentoring engaging 8th-grade girls in educational workshops that include leadership, proper etiquette, body images, proper wearing undergarments, and healthy relationships. Following workshops, girls shop with a mentor to assist them in finding the perfect dinner dance and graduation attire. Girls also receive a scholarship to help with graduation and dinner dance fees through this program.

Holiday Helping Hands- Provides support to families and individuals throughout December by offering Helping Hands through various initiatives. Such as:
Providing hot meals, toys, warm winter items, and care packages that include household and hygiene items.

Adopt- A- Family- provides support for families experiencing extreme circumstances
Senior Homes- Provide an afternoon of joy through lunch, games, and prizes.
The Founder

The Founder

Tiffany M. Fincher, Philanthropy is her true passion and for many years have been a way of life for Mrs. Fincher. She is the founder and Executive Director of Aspirations of Life, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 2009. Aspirations of Life is a community based organization that provides mentor based programs to youth between the ages of 5-18 years old. She built the foundation for Aspirations of Life with a mission to mentor, educate and inspire youth and families to be everything that they are destined to be. Tiffany is passionate about providing mentorship to young people as a way of support and guidance. She says, “In many ways, mentoring represents the concept of It Takes a Village.” It is an approach that offers support to families and one that helps provide youth with the guidance and care that is needed to nurture them. Mrs. Fincher prides herself with heartfelt contributions to empower young people. She wholeheartedly believes that youth need role models who can be an example of who they can be if they dream big and remain focused on their goals. Her personal mission is to help young people embrace the power that each of them have within; knowing that they have something to offer the world.

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The thing to do, it seems to me, is to prepare yourself so you can be a rainbow in somebody else's cloud.

Somebody who may not look like you. May not call God the same name you call God - if they call God at all.I may not dance your dances or speak your language.But be a blessing to somebody. That's what I think.

~ Maya Angelou

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It's A Different World: Relatives as Parents

Are you or someone you know a relative who is providing primary care for a relative child? This event is designed just for you!!! It's a Different World, right! Do you ever feel overwhelmed? Do you wish you had someone who can identify with what feels like a terrible roller coaster ride? How do you answer tough questions for a child who misses their parent whether they are deceased, ill, incarcerated, etc.? You want them to receive the best education, but don't know how to advocate. Do you understand clinical diagnoses? Are you navigating the long process of an Interstate Compact? Going through an adoption? How do you advocate for supportive services for you and the child? How do you balance all of the responsibilities and take care of you? Come together with relative parents who have the same questions that you do. Hear from experts that are ready to share information that will empower you to be informed and intentional through every step of the journey. You are making a difference one step at a time! Panel discussion topics include: Interstate Compact (ICPC), Adoption, Self-Care/Wellness, Mental Health, Educational Advocate, Juvenile Justice, Family Reunification, Grief Registration is REQUIRED:

  • Date: 12/14/2019 11:00 AM
  • Location: Matteson, IL, USA (Map)