Jerry Smith, City of DeKalb discusses the biggest economic driver in DeKalb is Northern Illinois University & Freshman enrollment has spiked this year. There is a lot of progress in economic development on the west side & also downtown.
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.
Comcast employees and community members gathered at the Elgin Salvation Army to spend day volunteering to spruce up the grounds, remodel the clothing closet, and move their food pantry to the first floor. Comcast has been partnering with the Elgin Salvation Army for 6 years.
Ric Estrada, President and Chief Executive Officer, will be discussing the work that Metropolitan Family Services provides to Chicago-land families and individuals. He will be talking about Metropolitan's mission to provide and mobilize the services needed to strengthen families and communities. He will also be touching on the new and exciting developments within the organization. Lastly, Ric will be celebrating the 160th Birthday of Metropolitan and the services they have provided over the last century and a half.