Posts Categorized: Media Mentions

United Way needs your help with food drive

Many families in the community are struggling. This is true throughout the Chicago area where local food pantries estimate that demands for food and toiletries have more than doubled in the last five years. In Dundee Township, which is part of the Northwest Suburban United Way, it has partnered with the North Shore United Way and local shopping malls to sponsor the “United Way April Food Day” Thursday, April 18. Spring Hill Mall is one of the selected locations and… Read more »

United Way executive urges community approach to social problems

Businesses and social service agencies can attack social problems more effectively by working together, United Way executive Wendy DuBoe told an audience of community leaders at Carthage. Ms. DuBoe, president and CEO of the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, gave a talk at the Business and Professional Coalition luncheon Thursday, April 11, in the Todd Wehr Center. She also spoke to several classes during her three-day visit to Carthage as a Chapman Executive-in-Residence. Detailing some innovations in philanthropy, Ms. DuBoe said agencies and… Read more »

When a School Is More Than a School

The deep concern and passion felt in the many communities affected by the Chicago Public School closing list over the last week is powerful evidence that a school is often considered a physical anchor in the community. The closings are in response to very real demographic and budgetary realities, but have also sparked a conversation about what role schools play in a neighborhood, beyond just teachers and students in a classroom. Chicago is often described as a city of neighborhoods, each with… Read more »

Community Digest: Lake Bluff/Lake Forest

Grants: North Shore United Way is offering two grant opportunities to Lake Forest and Lake Bluff on behalf of the Buchanan Family Fund and the Jean Youngs Baddeley Fund. The application deadline for each grant is April 12. All applicants must be 501(c)(3) charitable organizations. Grants will be funded for one year to develop new or already existing agency programs that address human service needs in Lake Forest/Lake Bluff. Priority will be given to programs that demonstrate an evidenced-based approach… Read more »