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…

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….

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…

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…