Waukegan students learn how to get things done at Civics Showcase; ‘This is about getting involved and being active leaders’

GFF Grantee Mivka Challenge’s work with Waukegan High School student’s was recently highlighed in a Lake County News-Sun article, “Waukegan students learn how to get things done at Civics Showcase;…

Waukegan to College wins national award for excellence

GFF Grantee Waukegan to College was recently honored for it’s achievements in 2021 by the National Partnership for Educaitonal Access. Waukegan to College, a nonprofit organization that helps Waukegan students…

GFF Supports INSPIRE Summer Research Program and Science Saturdays

Watch this Rosalind Franklin University thank you video to hear about the impact that GFF’s grantmaking is having on high school students who participate in RFU’s INSPIRE Summer Research and…

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…

Beacon Place reaches 100,000 pounds of food milestone

When the coronavirus pandemic hit their Waukegan neighborhood hard, Beacon Place did what needed to be done and recently passed a critical milestone in support delivered. Since March 19, 100,000…

Life-Changing Support

GFF grantee North Chicago Community Partners and its co-founder and executive director Jennifer Grumhaus were featured in Forest & Bluff Magazine article, Life-Changing Support. THE GOOD NEWS for North Chicago Community…

Food Insecurity Still High Amid Pandemic in City, Suburbs and Rural Areas Alike

WTTW News covered GFF grantee Northern Illinois Food Bank’s efforts to combat food insecurity in the article Food Insecurity Still High Amid Pandemic in City, Suburbs and Rural Areas Alike….