Report: Most students are not ready when they enter kindergarten

A new report from the Illinois State Board of Education, the second annual Kindergarten Individual Development Survey, or KIDS report, says the majority of children who entered kindergarten last year…

Art-focused pilot program at Lake County Jail gives inmates ‘unique way to express themselves’

Art Impact Project, a GFF grantee, was featured in a Chicago Tribune Lake County News-Sun article, “Art-focused pilot program at Lake County Jail gives inmates ‘unique way to express themselves.”…

Twice As Nice Mother And Child Distributes Millionth Diaper

GFF grantee Twice as Nice Mother and Child was recently highlighted in a Patch online article, “Twice as Nice Mother and Child Distributes Millionth Diaper,” for distributing its millionth diaper…

College Student Success Gaps Persist. How Can Schools Close Them?

Northern Public Radio’s article, College Student Success Gaps Persist. How Can Schools Close Them?, covered a recent meeting held by GFF grantee, Partnership for College Completion, with leaders from community…

Roberti Pathway nourishes county’s growing culinary industry

A recent Chicago Tribune Lake County News-Sun article, Roberti Pathway nourishes county’s growing culinary industry, featured the GFF-funded Roberti Community House’s culinary program. “For more than a year, the Roberti…

‘We will keep coming back every year’: Kohl Children’s Museum returns to Waukegan

Kohl Children’s Museum has popped back up in Waukegan. A Chicago Tribune article, “We will keep coming back every year: Kohl Children’s Museum returns to Waukegan” features the museum’s recent return…

Reading Power Expands to Shiloh Park Elementary in Zion

GFF grantee Reading Power has tutored more than 3,000 children since 2003. The nonprofit is expanding into Zion and was featured in an online article, “Reading Power Expands to Shiloh…

Cristo Rey Alumni/Zion teacher wins $15,000 classroom makeover with ‘creative, collaborative’ furniture

Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep (a GFF grantee) alumni Ofelia Gonzalez recently graduated from Bradley University and started teaching 3rd grade in Zion. The Chicago Tribune shared an article, “Zion…