Northern Illinois Food Bank partners with DoorDash to deliver meals to those who need it most

This ABC7 story features GFF Grantee Northern Illinois Food Bank’s partnership with DoorDash to help more people access healthy meals. The food bank says more than 350,000 people won’t have…

Eradicating Barriers to Mental Health Care for Low Income People in NE Illinois

GFF Grantee Josselyn Center was recently awarded a $5 million grant from SAMHSA, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and…

Kohl Children’s Museum debuts Mobile Learning Lab

GFF Grantee Kohl Children’s Museum recently debuted its newest access and inclusion program, the Mobile Learning Lab. The converted Sprinter van allows the museum to bring specialized programming to children…

Efforts underway to expand internet access to all in Waukegan and North Chicago: ‘It’s clear it is a fourth utility’

Educators in Waukegan and North Chicago spent last summer scrambling to find a way for every student to have the necessary tools to go to school — using a computer…

Highwood Library Wins Nation’s Top Museum And Library Honor

GFF grantee, Highwood Library, was recently awarded the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ 2021 National Medal for Museum and Libraries. A Patch article, Highwood Library Wins Nation’s Top Museum And…

From birth to career, Illinois students deserve an equitable and adequate education system

COVID-19 has upended the lives and education of children and young people throughout Illinois. As we enter 2021, we will need new ways of thinking and working to ensure our…

NCCP Extended Care and Learning Program Update

Update from North Chicago Community Partners: Today (Janury 28, 2021) is the last planned day of the Extended Care and Learning Program. It has been an absolute honor leading the…