Jim Estes, Boys & Girls Club of Freeport and Stephenson County discusses after school programs, tutoring, & teen programs. Open to everyone, their goal is to empower kids to become part of the community and mix learning with fun.
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.
Comcasters gathered at the Tinley Park office for Well Wish Note Project which included sorting through donations and writing notes for the Cradles to Crayons organization. Employee donations of clothing, toys, shoes, and basic essentials were sorted to be included in care packages for local children living in low-income and homeless situations. Comcasters also wrote supportive and enthusiastic messages, decorated with fun drawings, stickers & pictures to send words of encouragement and bring joy to kids during the school year.
Karina Ayala-Bermejo, Instituto del Progreso Latino discusses empowering through education with services including education innovation, careers & opportunities for HS students. With a focus on future careers, & service to over 6,000 families annually.
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.
Blanca M. Vargas, League United of Latin American Citizens discusses their goal of improving lives of Latinos. 77% of Latinos don't' attend college because of the cost and they help raise scholarship money to help them.