Children’s Programs Partner Spotlight: Burr Elementary

As a Japanese Language Cluster school, Jonathan Burr Elementary School serves students from across the city. The school staff and parent volunteers work hard to create a warm, welcoming environment for their students, some of whom travel an hour each way to attend school.  Despite the school’s limited resources, the students are exposed to not…

Brennamann School

Children’s Programs Partner Spotlight: Brennemann Elementary School

Chicago Cares began an ongoing programs partnership with Brennemann Elementary in the spring of 2011. Since then, our programs have grown to engage more than 300 volunteers. Located in the diverse neighborhood of Uptown, Brennemann Elementary serves 496 students from a variety of backgrounds and cultural communities in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. Like Mollison Elementary,…

Brunson

Children’s Programs Partner Spotlight: Milton Brunson Math + Science Specialty Elementary School

This fall marks our third school year partnering with Milton Brunson Math + Science Specialty Elementary School. Currently, Brunson educates more than 600 students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade in the Austin neighborhood. As a math and science specialty school, Brunson focuses on those subjects and technology as its core classroom curriculum; as a…

One America Event Inspires in Many Ways

As the new Interim Executive Director, a former board member, and a long-time fan of Chicago Cares, I’m proud that we were selected to participate in a national campaign, “One America,” with our friends Points of Light and JPMorgan Chase & Co. This morning, we hosted more than 150 community partners, business leaders, service advocates, and…

Star Awards 2011- Awards on Table

Cheers to YOU!

It’s hard to believe, but Chicago Cares’ annual volunteer appreciation gala, Cheers to Our Volunteers, is just around the corner! We will be celebrating all of our volunteers at an event in early December as well as honoring a few very special “Volunteer Stars.” Who are these Volunteer Stars? We’re glad you asked! They are…