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”.

SUMMER LABS Features INSPIRE Students at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science’s HELIX magazine recently featured the university’s INSPIRE program, which is a nationally recognized summer mentoring and applied research initiative for local, highly-motivated Latino high…

Darrin Utynek, Bernie’s Book Bank’s New CEO

Darrin Utynek, Bernie’s Book Bank’s New CEO was recently interviewed for Forest & Bluff magazine. When Darrin Utynek met Brian Floriani, founder of Bernie’s Book Bank, at an awards ceremony (where…

Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep Opens State-of-the-art Campus

Waukegan’s Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep, a work-study opportunity for hundreds of students over the last 14 years, recently opened a state-of-the-art campus. Preston Kendall, president of Cristo Rey…

Poor Children Are Showing Slower Brain Development Than Wealthier Peers

Children who grow up in poor environments were found to have slower brain development than their middle-income and high-income peers, a study published this week found by comparing images of children’s…