Welcome To ZAM’s Hope !
Community Resource Center


Dear Friends:                                                            

I would like to thank each and every one of you for the support you have provided to ZAM’s Hope Community Resource Center for the past 17 years.  Together, we have accomplished so much for our community.  Because of your generosity, we are able to help low-income individuals from over 9 different cultural backgrounds navigate life in the Chicagoland area.  Due to your willingness to volunteer your time and energy, our organization is expanding in its reach and scope.

The need for our services is stronger than ever.  In these tough economic times, families are struggling to feed their children, keep a roof over their heads, and maintain a decent quality of life.  Senior citizens and persons with disabilities are facing increased financial hardship. 

Together, we must wholeheartedly push forward in our mission to serve the vulnerable, the lonely, the sick, and those without a voice. 

Thank you for your dedication to improving the health of our community.  Without your support and encouragement, ZAM’s Hope’s continued success would not be possible.

I look forward to many more years of serving the community together.  

Zehra Quadri

Executive Director/Founder

Honors & Awards

Presidential Volunteer Service Award – Gold Category
President Barack Obama
Sunday, Nov 24, 2013

Most prestigious Asian Humanitarian 2013 Award
Asian Chronicle USA TV, Public Access Cable, Channels 19 & 35
Sunday, Nov 24, 2013

Community Excellence Award, “Iron Lady 2013”
ZAM’s Hope Community Resource Center, Chief Guest Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White and Alderman 49th Ward Joe Moore
September 8, 2013

Outstanding Youth Service Award 2013 presented from
Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford
May 29, 2013

Humanitarian Award 2013 Outstanding Service Award presented to Zehra Quadri, Executive Director
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White, Awards Ceremony
May 14, 2013

Woman of the Week, Zehra Quadri
Diane Banks, Chicago’s 93.9 MY FM
August 9th 2012

Civilian Service Recognition Award: Outstanding Service Award presented to Zehra Quadri
Chicago Police Department 24th District Rogers Park Awards Ceremony
April 27, 2010

Volunteer Appreciation Award, presented by Chicago Police Department, 24th District, Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS) Nov. 4, 2010

Certificate of Appreciation, presented by City of Chicago Department of Family and Support Services (Aug. 24, 2010)

24th District Citizen of the Year, presented by Chicago Police Department, 24th District (2009)

Local Heroes Award: Zehra Quadri
Bank of America – Neighborhood Excellence Initiative
November 17, 2006

Civilian Service Recognition Award: Outstanding Service Award presented to Zehra Quadri
Chicago Police Department 24th District Rogers Park Awards Ceremony
April 27, 2006

Immigrant Achievement Award: Zehra Quadri
American Immigration Law Foundation
April 7, 2006

Certificate of Appreciation: for Community Services for Earthquake Victims
Social Welfare Society Kashtara, Garhi Habibullah Balakot (N.W.F.P.) Pakistan
January 12, 2006(Cont. Award received)

Grant Award: for Community Services
Presented by Richard M. Daley, Mayor of Chicago
December 09, 2010 – December 20, 2009 – December 10, 2008 – December 11, 2007
December 22, 2006 – December 19, 2005 – December 15, 2004 – December 15, 2003

Quality Performance Award
Presented by The Greater Chicago Food Depository
September 21, 2005

Investing in People, Valuable Contribution and being part of the solution to end global poverty
Presented by Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A, Chicago Partnership Walk
September, 2005

Spirit of Rogers Park Award for Youth Development
Rogers Park Community Council
October 16, 2004

Award of Excellence: Zehra Quadri
Presented by Maria Pappas – Treasurer, for participating in “Tribute to Ethnic Women’s Organizations”
April 28, 2004

Woman of Excellence “Black Pearl Award”: for “distinctive service and commitment to community”
Presented by Connexiones Enterprise Inc.,
April 24, 2004

2004 Jefferson Award: for the “extraordinary things you have done within your community”
Presented by NBC5 Chicago and Harris Bank
March 16, 2004

The Community Service Excellence Award: for ‘tireless efforts to mentor the disenfranchised children by inspiring excellence, enriching minds, instilling self-confidence & nurturing high self-esteem.’
Presented by Federation of Indian Association, Chicago
August 16, 2003

Certificate of Excellence: ZAM’s Hope Community Resource Center
Presented for outstanding dedication and lasting contribution to the Asian American Community
March 20, 2003

2001 Grant Award: Presented for “energy, enthusiasm, dedication and commitment to the community”
United Airlines
August 8, 2001

Community Award 2001: Presented for excellent community services
Community Award 2000: Presented for contribution in community services by United Airlines