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News and Events

La Ofrenda Tickets Now Available!

From now until November 22nd, come see a moving play (La Ofrenda) at Adventure Stage Chicago in conjunction with their season of shelter. Join us November 2nd for a special Settlement Saturday around the play. Questions? Email info@adventurestage.org.

Rowe Celebrates 10 Years

Are you an alumnus of Rowe Elementary School? Email Miss McDermott your updates. We are specifically interested in hearing from the high school graduating class of 2020 (Rowe’s first graduating class) – where are you off to college?

Settlement Holiday Volunteer Opportunities

If you would like to participate in any of our holiday volunteer opportunities, please reach out to Allison Marino. We are looking for volunteers for Thanksgiving (Nov. 26th), Adopt A Family (drop off gifts by Dec. 13th), Basket Packing (Dec. 14th) and Holiday Toy Room (Dec. 18th).

Board Member of the Month

This November, we are honoring board member Melissa Corley. Melissa is the current president of the North Shore Board, who’s House In The Wood Gala exceeded fundraising goals this year. Melissa lives in Winnetka with her husband, Scott, and their children.

Nurture | Educate | Inspire

For 127 years, Northwestern Settlement has served its Chicago neighbors through a variety of programs that nurture, educate and inspire the American dream.


The Food Pantry and Supportive Services help meet our families’ immediate needs in a variety of ways: providing food, health screenings and educational opportunities on money management, budgeting, and translation services.

The Settlement’s After School program offers school readiness and recreational activities for children ages 5-12 in a safe environment before and after the school day.

The Family CARES Center provides counseling to children and families in the Settlement’s Early Childhood education and Rowe Elementary communities.


Rowe Elementary and the Early Childhood Education collaborate on instruction to ensure that Early Childhood graduates who enter Rowe Elementary are kinder-ready and do not lose momentum as they make their transition.

The Gold Star and NAEYC accredited Early Childhood Education (ECE) program at the Settlement, integrates responsive care into a research-based curriculum known as the “creative curriculum”, aimed at developing social-emotional, physical, cognition, literacy, mathematics, science, technology and language acquisition skills.


Our nationally recognized Adventure Stage Chicago develops arts programming that is an integral part of our curriculum through creative play and performances.

The House In The Wood Camp in Delavan, WI, provides residential camping experiences for families during the summer months and outdoor education for students during the school year.

AmeriCorps Project YES! connects caring adults with youth in and around West Town. Members serve the community through mentorship, educational, service, artistic, and recreational activities. Additionally, members develop their professional trajectory through their experience and professional development sessions throughout their service year.