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…

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…

Literacy Spotlight: Bernie’s Book Bank Enriches Chicagoland Children

Publisher’s Weekly’s focuses on GFF grantee Bernie’s Book Bank in their Literacy Spotlight: Bernie’s Book Bank Enriches Chicagoland Children.

Advance Illinois Examines Statewide Education Progress, Ongoing Challenges in New Report

GFF grantee Advance Illinois, a statewide education advocacy group, released its biennial report The State We’re In 2019: A Report on Public Education in Illinois. “The report—which includes a first-ever…

GFF Executive Director, Cheri Richardson, named 2019 McCormick Foundation Executive Fellow

Erikson Institute recently announced its 2019 McCormick Foundation Executive Fellows cohort, which includes GFF Executive Director, Cheri Richardson. As part of Erikson’s Early Childhood Leadership Academy, “the fellowship program brings…

Report: Most students are not ready when they enter kindergarten

A new report from the Illinois State Board of Education, the second annual Kindergarten Individual Development Survey, or KIDS report, says the majority of children who entered kindergarten last year…

Art-focused pilot program at Lake County Jail gives inmates ‘unique way to express themselves’

Art Impact Project, a GFF grantee, was featured in a Chicago Tribune Lake County News-Sun article, “Art-focused pilot program at Lake County Jail gives inmates ‘unique way to express themselves.”…

Twice As Nice Mother And Child Distributes Millionth Diaper

GFF grantee Twice as Nice Mother and Child was recently highlighted in a Patch online article, “Twice as Nice Mother and Child Distributes Millionth Diaper,” for distributing its millionth diaper…

College Student Success Gaps Persist. How Can Schools Close Them?

Northern Public Radio’s article, College Student Success Gaps Persist. How Can Schools Close Them?, covered a recent meeting held by GFF grantee, Partnership for College Completion, with leaders from community…

Roberti Pathway nourishes county’s growing culinary industry

A recent Chicago Tribune Lake County News-Sun article, Roberti Pathway nourishes county’s growing culinary industry, featured the GFF-funded Roberti Community House’s culinary program. “For more than a year, the Roberti…