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Community-Driven Leadership in Early Learning

June 27, 2019

The Foundation recently awarded $125,000 in grants to five community collaborations participating in the Early Learning Leadership Circle (ELLC).

The ELLC is a space for early learning leaders to organize, energize, imagine, and explore questions, responses and solutions to strengthen the impact of systems change work statewide. See the list of recent Education grantees…

Early Literacy Program Serves Children ‘While They Wait’ at Doctor’s Office

June 24, 2019

Two grantees, Elgin Partnership for Early Learning and Greater Elgin Family Care Center, partnered to bring bilingual, educational activities for children to waiting rooms. Read more…

Early Literacy Program Announcement
Openlands interactive Get Outside Map

Get Outside and Explore Nature!

June 19, 2019

There are many ways to enjoy the outdoors. Openlands, an Environment grantee, launched Illinois’ first interactive map to connect residents of the Chicago region to 350 parks, preserves, and natural areas open to the public.

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