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…

President’s Pen: Making the World a Better Place

Last week the News Sun, Chicago Tribune, Daily Herald and WBBM Radio ran stories about a recent Waukegan City Council meeting where our zoning request was approved to turn the…

Beyond Education Wars

A New York Times article by Nicholas Kristof on the importance of early childhood education: K-12 education is an exhausted, bloodsoaked battlefield. Let’s shift some of the reformist passions to…

Lake County Partners Big Event

The Big Event highlighted the financial and business health of our county and state. Watch the video of the entire presentation:  

Lake County Community Foundation Names New Executive Director

We are pleased to announce that our partner, The Lake Community Foundation has named Jon H. Teeuwissen as their executive director. Teeuwiseen joins the Foundation with expansive leadership and management…

Reading Power Awards Gorter Family Foundation at 10 Year Celebration

David Gorter discusses GFF’s vision and initiatives at Reading Power luncheon.