Book bank’s mission of encouraging kids to read takes on new significance during pandemic

A WGN9 feature, “Book bank’s mission of encouraging kids to read takes on new significance during pandemic” describes GFF grantee Bernie’s Book Bank’s efforts to continue its mission during the…

As needs ‘skyrocket,’ nonprofits adapt to help struggling families

The Lake County Journal article, “As needs ‘skyrocket,’ nonprofits adapt to help struggling families” describes the efforts of many local nonprofit organizations (and GFF grantees Northern Illinois Food Bank, Bernie’s…

Solving Illinois’ teacher shortage is complicated. These five charts explain why.

Chalkbeat Chicago discussed the state’s teacher shortage in the article, “Solving Illinois’ teacher shortage is complicated. These five charts explain why,” which featured GFF grantee Advanced Illinois’ recent report. Warnings…