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News and Events

Adventure Stage’s New Season Starts Soon

The 2019-2020 season of theater at Adventure Stage Chicago starts October 23rd with the play La Ofrenda. There will be a special celebration for Dia de los Muertos on November 2nd in conjunction with the production. For more information, email info@adventurestage.org.

Rowe Celebrates 10 Years

Are you an alumnus of Rowe Elementary School? Email Miss McDermott your updates. This applies especially to the high school graduating class of 2020 (Rowe’s first graduating class) – where are you off to college?

House In The Wood Gala on October 26th

This year, the North Shore Board’s annual House In The Wood gala will be October 26th at Theater on the Lake in Chicago. If you are interested in attending this moving fundraiser that raises vital funds for our camp, please visit www.northshoreboard.org.

Board Member of the Month

This October, we are honoring our assistant secretary, Amy O’Donnell. Amy is a past president of the North Shore Board and an integral part of numerous board committees. She lives in Winnetka with her husband Jim 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.