Children’s Home & Aid’s Woman’s Board Honors Its Past While Securing the Future of Illinois Children

For more than 100 years, the Children’s Home & Aid Woman’s Board has worked diligently to raise funds to help Illinois children and families thrive. This past year, Covid-19 disrupted everyone’s lives, including Children’s Home & Aid’s earliest learners.  Children’s Home & Aid is a leading child and family service agency in Illinois. They help […]

The Chicago-Area Private School Guide

The importance of teachers, schools and educators has been further emphasized by the coronavirus pandemic. As families begin to prepare for an uncertain school year – and consider education options – we’ve rounded up a list of private schools in the Chicago-area. How You Can Help: Students and families in low-income areas of Chicago have […]

Riley Baker Educational Consulting Congratulates the Class of 2019 on Their College Acceptances

Riley Baker Educational Consulting‘s mission is to help high school students find the best match college or university where they can be happy, successful and thrive. We help students discover — and become — who they really are. That’s how they get where they want to go. Congratulations to our 2019 students on their outstanding […]

Better Makers: The Cove School for Children with Learning Disabilities Raises More Than $630,000 at Benefit

Founded in 1947, The Cove School in Northbrook is a K-12 school that “provides highly individualized education and life strategies for children with learning disabilities.” Cove was the first school in the country founded to exclusively serve children with learning disabilities. On Feb. 23, 500 parents, alumni, faculty, and guests celebrated the school and raised […]

Emerald City Theatre is Inspiring a Love of Reading in Chicago Students (and You Can Help)

Since 2012, Chicago’s Emerald City Theatre has provided free arts education programming to more than 18,000 low-income Chicago Public Schools students. Each year, powered by the collective strength of the company’s One Fund, second and third graders see a free theatre performance and receive a companion book, allowing them to have an unforgettable experience with […]

Private School Guide: Bay Area

This comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know about private schools in the Bay Area, in Marin and beyond. When you’re thinking about your child’s education, it’s important to consider if a private school is the right fit. The guide below will help you come to understand what types of private schools are available, translate what different […]

You Said It: Empowering Teachers to Enhance Their Classroom Experience and Ultimately Their Students’ Lives

Approximately 29 years ago, while touring the city’s public schools, I met Joyce Rumsfeld. We were taking part in the Know Your Chicago lecture and tour series designed to promote civic awareness and participation. Joyce and I began talking about the importance of supporting Chicago Public Schools (CPS) teachers, and she informed me of a nonprofit organization […]

How Boys Hope Girls Hope is Making a Difference in the Lives of Chicago Students

Boys Hope Girls Hope helps academically capable and motivated children-in-need to meet their full potential and become men and women for others by providing value-centered, family-like homes, opportunities, and education through college. We support our Scholars for 10 years from the time they enter our program in middle school/high school, through college completion and entry into […]

Artist Yaz Krehbiel Helps Graduates Achieve Their Dreams With 10,000 Degrees

Chicago-born, Marin County, California-based artist Yaz Krehbiel advocates for a charity that has enabled thousands of low-income students to graduate college and excel in life: 10,000 Degrees, a Marin-based organization that works with low-income students beginning in elementary school to form a college mindset through high school to provide a support system for success in post-secondary education. The […]