Lake County launches igrow home visiting program

The Gorter Family Foundation and the Steans Family Foundation helped fund and launch Lake County’s new igrow home visiting program, which was featured in a Lake County Journal articleLake County…

Northern Illinois Food Bank Wins Innovation Award For ‘My Pantry Express’

Northern Illinois Food Bank, a GFF grantee based in Geneva, Ill., was featured in a Kane County Connects article, “Northern Illinois Food Bank Wins Innovation Award for ‘My Pantry Express.’…

Kohl Children’s Museum travels to North Chicago for pop-up exhibit featuring STEM activities

Kohl Children’s Mueseum’s third pop-up exhibit recently opened in North Chicago and was featured in a Chicago Tribune Lake County News-Sun article “Kohl Children’s Museum travels to North Chicago for…

Poetry in Motion

Ragdale (a GFF grantee) and its week-long High School Arts Week was recently featured in a Daily North Shore article, “Poetry in Motion.” This past summer, High School Arts Week…

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…

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…

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.”…