Waukegan to College rolls out program where parents help other parents navigate higher-education needs

Gorter Family Foundation grantee Waukegan to College and its new Parents Educating Parents program were recently highlighted in a Chicago Tribune Lake County News-Sun article: “Waukegan to College rolls out program…

Difference-makers: Vickie Marasco. Art provides nonjudgmental outlet for emotions

Vickie Marasco, and her organization Art Impact Project, were featured in a Chicago Tribune Lake County News-Sun article: “Difference-makers: Vickie Marasco. Art provides nonjudgmental outlet for emotions.” Art Impact, a Gorter…

Jim Gorter Looks North

Sheridan Road magazine’s Dustin O’Regan sat down with Gorter Family Foundation’s Jim Gorter to discuss his work in North Chicago and his philanthropic motto “Look North”.

SUMMER LABS Features INSPIRE Students at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science’s HELIX magazine recently featured the university’s INSPIRE program, which is a nationally recognized summer mentoring and applied research initiative for local, highly-motivated Latino high…

Darrin Utynek, Bernie’s Book Bank’s New CEO

Darrin Utynek, Bernie’s Book Bank’s New CEO was recently interviewed for Forest & Bluff magazine. When Darrin Utynek met Brian Floriani, founder of Bernie’s Book Bank, at an awards ceremony (where…

Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep Opens State-of-the-art Campus

Waukegan’s Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep, a work-study opportunity for hundreds of students over the last 14 years, recently opened a state-of-the-art campus. Preston Kendall, president of Cristo Rey…

Poor Children Are Showing Slower Brain Development Than Wealthier Peers

Children who grow up in poor environments were found to have slower brain development than their middle-income and high-income peers, a study published this week found by comparing images of children’s…

When Impact Investing Stays Local

A New York Times article by Paul Sullivan highlights the giving trends of several family foundations and the philanthropy that influences their communities.

Chief Education Officer Ben Martindale discusses North Chicago Community Partner’s contributions to North Chicago Community Unit School District 187

North Chicago School District Superintendent Ben Martindale discusses the district’s problems and how North Chicago Community Partners has helped make improvements. Martindale was made superintendent by the Illinois State Board…

NCCP on Chicago Tonight!

The town of North Chicago sits 45 minutes north of the city, and is home to about 30,000 people. All of the schools in the district there have been on…