Taryn Marko, Winnebago County CASA Program discusses how CASA is appointed to difficult foster care cases. Trained CASA volunteers are matched to a child and will represent their best interests in court. They build a relationship with families.
The newly redeveloped Theater on the Lake complex boasts The Lakefront Restaurant & the Skyline Patio, available for private rentals & public events. This new venue is a collaboration partnership with Lakefront Hospitality Group & the Chicago Park Dist.
10% of the population has one of two types of diabetes. Type 2 grows during your life and is mostly based on diet. Diabetes Food Hub is a website where people can find guidance and healthy recipes for help planning their diet.
Fresh food & diet affects children's learning & behavior. Providing gardening education & maintenance to over 23,000 students this year, schools also enjoy their fresh bounty. The Annual gala in September will help to continue to grow
Girls, ages 9-18 can become confident leaders in their communities. Ladies of Virtue matches participants with highly successful mentors and prepares them for leadership through college readiness and career preparation.
Mariyana Spyropoulos, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District discusses available tours so people can get up close and personal with waste water management and learn how to conserve water in their own homes.
Ray Davis, MERIT (Univ of Illinois Child Protection service at Rockford) discusses how a lack of resources, funding & medical community contributes to less than 20% of 4,600 child abuse cases receiving help. Teachers are now being taught to recognize ch