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News and Events


Camp Mariposa Wants YOU

Camp Mariposa, in partnership with Eluna, allows children dealing with addiction in their families to have a fun weekend at our House In The Wood camp while also receiving mentorship and therapeutic opportunities. Reach out to Megan Borowski with questions.


Rowe Celebrates 10 Years

Our 1+ rated public charter school, Rowe Elementary School, is turning 10 this fall! Change your child’s life by enrolling them in our amazing school. Click here for more information.


Trailblazers Show On August 16th!

Our impactful Trailblazers program has 25 Chicago youth participate in a free camp where they create and perform an original piece inspired by themes that bind them together with in their lives. Please reach out to trailblazers@adventurestage.org for more information on the show!


Board Member of the Month

This August, we are honoring Bill Welnhofer, assistant treasurer on the Board of Directors. Bill has served on the Board since 2012, and lives in Wilmette with his wife, Diane, who is the president of the Winnetka Board.

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.