Media Mentions

11/29/2022 The Pantagraph Stuff the Bus event marks 20th year in McLean County
11/28/2022 Vidette Online Stuff the Bus returns with goals to aid children, families in need
10/31/2022 The Pantagraph 20th annual Stuff-the-Bus event starts Nov. 28
10/24/2022 Crain’s Chicago Business Violence-intervention efforts aim to disrupt culture of retaliation
10/11/2022 The Center for American Progress Centering Youth in Community Violence Interventions as Part of a Comprehensive Approach to Countering Gun Violence
9/30/2022 Elgin Courier-News Demand for baby diapers by people in need outpacing supply available at Elgin-area nonprofits, officials say
9/29/2022 News Channel 20 $15 million to support Illinois violence prevention
9/24/2022 Elgin Courier-News Elgin News Digest: South Elgin Pumpkin Patch Fest being held Oct. 1; coat drive this week to benefit several nonprofit agencies; Hanover Township accepting applications for holiday help
9/13/2022  Evanston RoundTable District 65 hopefuls prioritize race, safety issues
9/6/2022 WREX Rockford University launches new degree program to fill case worker shortage
8/10/2022 B104 WBWN FM Volleypalooza: Sand Volleyball Tournament
7/25/2022 Illinois Wesleyan University Students Gain Experience, Camaraderie Through Summer Enrichment Program
7/12/2022 Cision PR Newswire TCS Education System Appoints New Chief Financial Officer
7/3/2022 The Pantagraph Who was there? Children’s Home & Aid Thrive Breakfast 2022
6/24/2022 The Crusader Think Outside Da Block Presents Roll N Peace 9: Getcha Mind Right Edition
6/16/2022 The Pantagraph Juneteenth celebration returns to Miller Park on Saturday
6/13/2022 Belleville News Democrat Child care costs burden families in Belleville and St. Louis
6/11/2022 The Pantagraph Pride parade proceeds Saturday through Miller Park in Bloomington
5/27/2022 United States Attorney’s Office U.S. Attorney’s Office Provides Update on Federal Prosecutions and Ongoing Strategies To Combat Violent Crime in Chicago
5/6/2022 The Chronicle of Philanthropy Joyce Foundation Taps New Chief Strategy Officer; Exponent Philanthropy Picks Next CEO
5/5/2022 Crain’s Chicago Business Ken Griffin donates $2 million to anti-violence efforts on West Side
5/4/2022 23 WFIR Foster parents needed across Illinois
4/14/2022 Block Club Chicago TJ Maxx Opens Next Week In Avondale, Replacing Best Buy
4/13/2022 The Pantagraph Timber Pointe Outdoor Center facing staff shortage ahead of summer camp season
4/6/2022 What’s Up Newp Navyn Salem, who founded RI-based Edesia, will speak at Salve Regina University’s commencement
3/31/2022 Belleville News Democrat How to get help to pay for child care in Illinois
2/8/2022 Next City Choose to Change Connects Chicago Teens to Therapy, Mentors
2/1/2022 Wednesday Journal of Oak Park and River Forest ARPA funding requests cause trustee confusion
12/22/2021 The Pantagraph Watch now: 5 ways to give this holiday season in McLean County
12/10/2021 Crain’s Chicago Business 2022 Big Dates 
12/4/2021 The Pantagraph The environmental impact of disposable diapers
12/3/2021 ABC 7 Chicago ABC7 Connecting Communities
10/10/2021 Rockford Register Star Rockford’s Family Peace Center: ‘The work that happens here is magic’
9/8/2021 The maze of services, supports, and therapies for children with special needs can be challenging, but Champaign-Urbana has a multitude of options
8/12/2021 Jewish Chicago JUF Magazine Teens use their ‘Voices’ to help community grow
7/26/2021 Illinois State University Positivity and dedication to serve community earns volunteer a McLean County Full Tuition Scholarship
7/15/2021 Daily Herald Leaders & Legacies: Dan and Ada Rice, philanthropists, business people, thoroughbred racehorse breeders
5/10/2021 University of Nebraska – Lincoln University receives $1.5M ranchland for education, research, outreach
4/27/2021 WISU Public Radio More Than $100,000 Awarded To 30 Agencies By The Poshard Foundation
4/2/2021 Chicago Tribune Data Points: Illegal gun carrying in Chicago spiked in 2020 — and deadly violence followed
3/23/2021 Northern Public Radio Illinois Youth In Foster Care Face Significant Barriers To Education During COVID
3/15/2021 The Edwardsville Intelligencer Collinsville Schools receives 1 of 3 federal grants for inclusion work
3/1/2021 Miami’s Community News Celebrating Women’s History Month: The Impact of the Deering Women
12/2/2020 Indy Star Sharon Pierce, longtime advocate for Indiana children and families, announces retirement
11/14/2020 Rockford Register Star Program to keep Rockford middle schoolers on graduation path eyes expansion
6/26/2020 Chicago Office of the Mayor Mayor Lightfoot and Chicago Department of Family and Support Services Announce New Initiatives for Summer Youth Programming
3/19/2020 Youth Today Effects of Gun Violence Can Be Reduced in Youth, Chicago Program Shows
3/12/2020 Chicago Tribune Hurt instead of helped: Foster children victimized in out-of-state facilities where oversight is lacking
3/10/2020 Northwestern Now Northwestern Dance Marathon — sans the dancing — raises over $1 million
2/20/2020 Northwestern Now 46th annual Dance Marathon will benefit Children’s Home & Aid
12/13/2019 Crain’s Chicago Business 2020 Big Dates
11/16/2019 NBC News In a struggling Rust Belt city, residents fight to bring pre-K to child care deserts
10/16/2019 UChicago News What’s next for the University of Chicago Crime Lab?
9/4/2019 Chicago Tribune Column: Gracious. Proper. Proud to serve. Goodbye to Shirley Stratton, former first lady of Illinois
7/15/2019 The Edwardsville Intelligencer Former judge set to be appointed to ETSB
6/20/2019 Lawndale News Mayor Lightfoot, CPS Launch Groundbreaking Summer Program
1/22/2019 Illinois State University OEOA increases staff

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