Advancing outcomes for families through the delivery of comprehensive social services based in community schools.
The Brighton Park Neighborhood Network is focused on making their community safe for all residents by providing comprehensive wrap-around social services and community-led initiatives.
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The Brighton Park Neighborhood Network is developing ongoing support and programs in community schools to advance the positive outcomes for families.
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Burroughs Elementary School Principal
“There are a lot of variables that contribute to student success—or lack of, in some cases—but having parents and teachers in there is huge. Parents are lesson-planning with teachers, working with small groups of kids, [and] working directly for the academic success of the kids in the classroom.”
Vice President, Corporate Community Relations
“Mesirow’s deep-rooted commitment to the Brighton Park Neighborhood leverages United Way’s approach to increasing high school graduation rates through holistic support for the whole family. By virtue of our partnership with United Way, our activities – volunteerism, mentorship, donations, collection drives and more – can be amplified to make an even greater difference.”