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11.10.20

Internet Access Connects Whole Families to Learning

On any given school day, Hayde Gallegos’ children can be found logged into their virtual classes, learning science or jumping around the living room for PE. Though the timing of their lessons are...

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11.30.20

Cicero Collaborative Feeds Community

In late October, Cicero Community Collaborative (CCC) and its partners fed more than 500 Cicero residents at a local food drive. Residents took home boxes of meat, baked goods and fresh produce such...

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05.05.20

Hats Off to the Classroom Heroes

After several weeks of the coronavirus stay-at-home order, the governor determined that schools won’t reopen until the fall. This means that students will lose precious class time and miss...

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12.09.19

Spreading Holiday Cheer in West Chicago

Meeting our neighbors’ needs is a key part of our work to build stronger neighborhoods. As the winter season approaches, these needs are changing, and United Way stands ready to help. Last weekend,...

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11.27.19

West Chicago Music Program Molds Young Minds

Ludwig van Beethoven once said, “Music comes to me more readily than words.”  Like the renowned composer, David Ramos-Perez, an eighth-grade student and violinist from West Chicago, found his...

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05.07.19

Community Schools Equip Families for Success

Over the holiday season, Maria Robles, a West Chicago mom, and her son were suddenly forced out of their home. At a time when they should be celebrating, they found themselves in crisis. For help, she turned to Crystal Dela Huerta, a family liaison working in her son’s school.

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