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.”…

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…

‘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…