Ounce of Prevention now “Start Early”

GFF grantee Ounce of Prevention is now officially known as “Start Early,” Champions for Early Learning. A new release making the announcement said that Start Early “focuses on the idea…

Mano a Mano raises $400,000 in COVID-19 relief for immigrant and low-income families

GFF grantee Mano a Mano was featured in a recent Daily Herald article, “Mano a Mano raises $400,000 in COVID-19 relief for immigrant and low-income families” for its Tanda Emergency…

Kindergarten Readiness Up in Illinois, But Advocates Say More Must Be Done to Fill Gaps

WTTW recently published the article “Kindergarten Readiness Up in Illinois, But Advocates Say More Must Be Done to Fill Gaps” which discussed the most recent Illinois State Board of Education’s…

Parents prompt North Chicago officials to start school year with at-home instruction

A Lake County News-Sun article, Parents prompt North Chicago officials to start school year with at-home instruction, discussed North Chicago School District’s decision to start school remotely and the support…

Twice as Nice now “Keeping Familes Covered”

The Lake County Journal article, “Twice As Nice Mother & Child to adopt new name”, discussed GFF grantee Twice as Nice Mother & Child’s name change to Keeping Families Covered….

How Students in Waukegan Juggle High School with Corporate Jobs

WTTF recently covered GFF grantee Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep’s Work Study Program in the article, “How Students in Waukegan Juggle High School with Corporate Jobs.” “The Cristo Rey…

Pop-Up Museum to open in Round Lake Beach

GFF grantee Kohl Children Museum and it Pop-Up Museum are back in Round Lake. The Lake County Journal discussed its opening in its article, “Pop-Up Museum to open in Round…

Twice As Nice Mother & Child expands program

GFF Grantee Twice as Nice Mother & Child recently expanded its programming to also offer period supplies. The Daily Herald wrote about it in the article, “Twice As Nice Mother…

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…