Eric Fulcomer, Rockford University discusses how their small school allows for 1 on 1 work with students & professors. With new buildings, new majors & travel abroad, students should look at the high academic standards at Rockford University.
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.
"Chicago Foundation for Women invests in women and girls as catalysts, building strong communities for all. CFW supports basic rights and equal opportunities for women and girls through grantmaking, advocacy, leadership development and community outreach. Through The 100% Project powered by CFW, the foundation is engaging the Chicago region in an all-out, all-in coordinated effort to increase women's economic security and end gender bias within our lifetimes.
CFW has been in service to the community since 1985, and in that time has awarded over 3,800 grants totaling over $30 million so that Chicago-area women and girls are healthy, safe and economically secure. True to its legacy, CFW is also a pioneer in preparing women to be philanthropists and the next generation of civic leaders."
MarySue Barrett, Metropolitan Planning Council discusses Chicago's 150 miles of riverfront and how to utilize it. "Our Great Rivers" is Chicago's plan to make our 3 rivers more accessible, connected & sustainable was launched last year.
Recently, the Village of Dolton raised funds for the American Cancer Society. Mayor Rogers is a member of Real Men Wear Pink and will be the organization for his efforts in reaching the fundraising goal. In addition, Mayor Rogers has plans to serve the elderly, give away coats and toys to the young and feed the residents as we move into the holiday season.
Dan Kane, Boone County Conservation District discusses fall programs. The Pioneer Festival celebrates its history and invites you back in time to a living history event representing the 1830 to 1870 time period.