The Oakbrook Terrace Park District is ready to welcome curious minds and eager learners, as it gears up for its 2 main preschool age programs in September: Little Sprouts Early Learning and 2’s and 3’s Just for Me. All learning experiences are recreation based and provide a safe and fun environment for children.
Little Sprouts preschool is offered to children ages 3 and 4, while 2’s and 3’s is tailored toward 2 and 3-year old children. All activities foster self-confidence and individual growth, and expose children to early literacy, science, colors, shapes, crafts, story time and more!
Classes begin Monday, September 11th. To learn more about their preschool program, and to enroll, please visit their website or call: 630-627-6100.
You can help children by making a donation of new school supplies and delivering them by noon on July 28th to the following locations:
People’s Resource Center
201 S. Naperville Road
People’s Resource Center
104 Chestnut Avenue
State Rep. Patti Bellock’s Office
1 Cass Avenue #203
Naperville Bank & Trust
5 S. Washington Street
Naperville Bank & Trust
1205 S. Naper Blvd.
Naperville Bank & Trust
555 Fort Hill Drive
No child should have to go to school without supplies. Check the list above and donate what you can. Give them a good start to the school year. Thank you!
Join the Oak Brook Park District for a VIP tasting & tour experience!
Ticket price includes a sample of 5 beers, appetizers, souvenir koozies, and a meal ticket redeemable at the Summer Concerts in Central Park. This is a leisurely 1-mile walk through Central Park.
Participating restaurants will host each tasting station, providing the food and beer: Maggiano’s, Labriola, Michael Jordan’s Restaurant, Redstone American Grill & Cuvee Wine Cellars.
Tours end at the Central Park Pavilion where you will be able to redeem your ticket for a delicious dinner and VIP seating for our 7pm concert performance featuring Piano Man, a Billy Joel and Elton John Tribute). Our 2017 Summer Concerts in Central Park season is presented by Drury Lane. See the full schedule of performances here.
Tours will be limited to 30 people per event, and will be available at 5:30pm, 5:45pm, 6pm, 6:15pm, 6:30pm, and 6:45pm.
Cost is $22 for Oak Brook Park District residents and $28 for nonresidents.
DuPagePads was one of 37 not-for-profit organizations and six local collaboratives to receive a grant at the DuPage Foundation’s Spring Grant Awards Breakfast held on Wednesday, June 14, at Glen Oak County Club in Glen Ellyn. The DuPage Foundation awarded more than $800,000 in grants to organizations working in the area of Health and Human Services and local collaboratives
focused on improving kindergarten-readiness in DuPage County. The grant will help underwrite the Family Outreach program by providing continued access to case management and support services,
ultimately reducing the amount of time children are unstably housed.
“Research has shown that once children who were homeless obtain a place to call ‘home,’ their health improves and they can focus in school and excel in their studies. DuPagePads Family Outreach program
keeps families engaged in comprehensive support services so that they can overcome their challenges to housing,” says Carol Simler, DuPagePads President & CEO.
As a result of this grant, case managers will work with families at a location that is convenient for them to ensure basic needs are met and develop a plan for long-term housing. Families work with their case
manager to obtain mainstream benefits, access healthcare, obtain employment training and advocate for their children within local school districts. The Family Outreach program aims to serve over 100
individuals with more than half being under the age of 18. The program estimates that 60% of those served will obtain stable housing and 40% will obtain housing in six months or less.
With over 32 years of service, DuPagePads has become the largest provider of services to those who are homeless in DuPage County. DuPagePads’ solution to ending homelessness is housing, coupled with
support services and employment to restore hope and transform lives. Last year the agency served 1,322 individuals, with 71% listing a last address in DuPage County. Focused on ending homelessness, last year
the agency assisted 365 individuals in obtaining stable housing. The administration office is located at 601 West Liberty, Wheaton, IL 60187. Additional information can be obtained at www.dupagepads.org.
“There are numerous not-for-profit organizations in DuPage County that are providing vital services,” said Joe Weidenbach, Foundation Grant Committee chair. “During these challenging times with many
organizations feeling the effects of cut backs, the Foundation is pleased to provide support and much needed resources to those addressing health and human services and early childhood needs.”
During its Spring Community Needs Grant Cycle, the Foundation awarded a total of $483,288 in Health & Human Services grants. Community Needs grants are primarily awarded based on earnings from the
Foundation’s unrestricted and field-of-interest funds. Additionally, during the selection process, the Foundation offers representatives of its donor-advised funds the opportunity to review the grant applications that it receives through its Community Needs Grant Program. It does this to inform local
donors about the needs in the community, introduce them to the many organizations that apply to the Foundation, and to engage them in helping the Foundation increase the level of grant support that it
provides through the grant process.
In addition to the Community Needs grants, the DuPage Foundation awarded $317,612 from its Bright & Early DuPage initiative to further the efforts of local collaboratives focused on improving kindergarten-
readiness in DuPage County.
About the DuPage Foundation
The DuPage Foundation is DuPage County’s philanthropic leader. Established in 1986 to raise the quality of life throughout DuPage County, the Foundation serves our community by helping area residents and
organizations realize their unique charitable goals, providing impactful support to our community’s not- for-profits, and fostering key partnerships to address critical issues affecting DuPage County.
As a 501(c)(3) public charity, the Foundation receives contributions and bequests from individuals, corporations, organizations and foundations looking to make a difference for our community and the
causes about which they are most passionate. Since its inception, the Foundation has grown to nearly $90 million in assets and awarded more than $30 million in grants to not-for-profit agencies serving the
residents of DuPage County and beyond.
For more information about the Foundation, visit www.dupagefoundation.org. To arrange future media opportunities, please contact William Pearch, marketing manager, at 630.598.5290, or email@example.com.
Weselak & Associates has just published a new team building class on Skillshare.
Skillshare is a website full of short, web based classes on a variety of topics.
View this class here
From watching this class, you will learn how the following four steps can help you to build a more effective team:
Also included in the class is a ready to use team climate assessment.
Weselak & Associates is delighted to be a part of Skillshare. We hope you will visit the website and view our classes. Watch for future announcements for additional classes that we will be offering. For more information please feel free to contact Anna Weselak at 630-889-0626 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Indiana Tech in partnership with the Greater Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce will provide corporate scholarships to all current GOBCC member company employees. Those who take advantage of these scholarships will receive a 20 percent reduction in tuition for undergraduate- and graduate-level degrees, excluding Ph.D. In addition, textbook rental is included in the tuition.
“Indiana Tech is happy to enter into this partnership with the Greater Oak Brook Chamber and introduce our quality, convenient education options to your community,” said Steve Herendeen, Indiana Tech vice president for Enrollment Management. “Our College of Professional Studies was created to give working adults the flexibility to fit school into their busy schedules. Most undergraduate classes last five weeks; most graduate classes last six weeks. This creates a pace that helps students make quick, tangible progress and build momentum toward the completion of their degree.”
Numerous online courses are available through Indiana Tech’s College of Professional Studies and are accessible 24 hours a day. Several degrees are achievable solely online, including 24 undergraduate degrees and nine graduate degrees. Indiana Tech is also accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
“Our online degree programs use the same curricula and learning outcomes as our face-to-face degree programs,” said Nicole Scott, Indiana Tech associate vice president of Student Success. “In addition, graduates of online degree programs develop and hone time-management, prioritization, communication and technology skills – all of which are cherished by employers.”
For additional information about this agreement, contact Ann Marie Rosen, Indiana Tech admissions representative, at 630.548.9445, ext. 5820, or ALRosen@indianatech.edu. You can also find information on our website here.