Curt Lang, City Of Sycamore, Illinois discusses coolest small town with a historic county courthouse, historic homes and a large historic district. Annual events include a Pumpkin Festival and Antique Car Show.
Little For Elementary School in Waukegan, IL partnered with Comcast for the 17th annual Comcast Cares Day. Volunteers gave the school some much needed TLC. They refreshed the classroom by refurbishing shelving units and painting. They also cleaned up grounds and planted flowers.
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.
Comcasters gathered at the Tinley Park office for Well Wish Note Project which included sorting through donations and writing notes for theCradlestoCrayonsorganization. Employee donations of clothing,toys, shoes, and basic essentials were sortedtobe included in care packages for local children living in low-income and homeless situations. Comcasters also wrotesupportive and enthusiastic messages, decorated with fun drawings, stickers & picturestosend words of encouragement and bring joytokids during the school year.
Foster children doing well at school are at risk because of financial issues and tuition costs. In the mid 90's, Illinois had the highest rated higher education. Now we are at the lowest. The Bridge Program is a mentor program that helps to keep students being lost to the summer melt. We will change this state by investing in higher education.
There needs to be a universal 72 hour waiting period for all gun purchases instead of the current 72 hours for hand guns and 48 hours for long guns. Lawmakers need to pass responsible legislature instead of just putting out there more guns. Also discussed is the need for more transparency at restaurants to help families with food allergies.
Illinois has a shortage of teachers. Other states offer a streamlined curriculum which specializes in your area of teaching. This cuts down on time and money spent on college costs and helps students who have financial difficulties.
In Her Shoes Foundation is giving hope to women and girls through positive influences and learning opportunities in their communities. Our foundational programs give tools that enable personal development and life coping skills. Ready Set Girls AcademyTM delivers a curriculum-based program to girls in both public and private high school. Our professional development workshops offer topics to help women grown in both their professional and personal lives.
The Evanston Art Center is dedicated to fostering the appreciation and expression of the arts among diverse audiences by offering extensive and innovative instruction in broad areas of artistic endeavor through classes, exhibitions, interactive arts activities, and community outreach. The vision of the Evanston Art Center is to be widely recognized as a dynamic art education and exhibition center that encourages freedom of artistic expression and enriches cultural life. To be the hub of artistic endeavors, a passionate advocate for the arts, and a valuable partner for arts initiatives. The Evanston Art Center was founded in 1929 and has been a community resource for 87 years. In 2015 we moved into our new facility at 1717 Central Street in Evanston and quickly began expanding our programming to meet the growing demands of our larger space. More than 30,000 people from all walks of life, representing over 100 Illinois zip codes use the Art Center, viewing one of our 26 exhibitions in our 4 galleries or participating in one of our 400 classes with more studios. We expanded our programming to include 3-D printing and digital fabrication in our Maker Lab for teens and adults and a new woodworking studio for adults and youth.
Joy Squier, Red Cross of Chicago & Northern Illinois discusses preventing house fires. The Red Cross responds to 3-4 house fires a day in the Chicago area and will be installing 100,000 smoke alarms across the country.