New Report Finds Stark Inequity in Chicago Higher Education

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education recently posted an article, New Report Finds Stark Inequity in Chicago Higher Education, about (GFF grantee) The Partnership for College Completion’s recent report based on…

Bernie’s Book Bank celebrates 10 years, looks toward the future

Bernie’s Book Bank, a GFF grantee, recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. The Lake Forest Leader covered its celebration in an article, Bernie’s Book Bank celebrates 10 years, looks toward the…

Former Waukegan High School students are developing a texting service to help families navigate the path to college

Waukegan to College, a GFF grantee, was featured in a Chicago Tribune Lake County News-Sun article, Former Waukegan High School students are developing a texting service to help families navigate…

‘We will keep coming back every year’: Kohl Children’s Museum returns to Waukegan

Kohl Children’s Museum has popped back up in Waukegan. A Chicago Tribune article, “We will keep coming back every year: Kohl Children’s Museum returns to Waukegan” features the museum’s recent return…

Reading Power Expands to Shiloh Park Elementary in Zion

GFF grantee Reading Power has tutored more than 3,000 children since 2003. The nonprofit is expanding into Zion and was featured in an online article, “Reading Power Expands to Shiloh…

Cristo Rey Alumni/Zion teacher wins $15,000 classroom makeover with ‘creative, collaborative’ furniture

Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep (a GFF grantee) alumni Ofelia Gonzalez recently graduated from Bradley University and started teaching 3rd grade in Zion. The Chicago Tribune shared an article, “Zion…

Friendly — and Effective — Fixture

Daily North Shore featured Gorter Family Foundation’s partner organization, North Chicago Community Partners and its Executive Director Jennifer Grumhaus, in an article “Friendly—and Effective—Fixture” that highlights the non-profit’s Community School Model. The…

Waukegan to College rolls out program where parents help other parents navigate higher-education needs

Gorter Family Foundation grantee Waukegan to College and its new Parents Educating Parents program were recently highlighted in a Chicago Tribune Lake County News-Sun article: “Waukegan to College rolls out program…

Difference-makers: Vickie Marasco. Art provides nonjudgmental outlet for emotions

Vickie Marasco, and her organization Art Impact Project, were featured in a Chicago Tribune Lake County News-Sun article: “Difference-makers: Vickie Marasco. Art provides nonjudgmental outlet for emotions.” Art Impact, a Gorter…

Jim Gorter Looks North

Sheridan Road magazine’s Dustin O’Regan sat down with Gorter Family Foundation’s Jim Gorter to discuss his work in North Chicago and his philanthropic motto “Look North”.