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Giving Tuesday on Facebook

This Giving Tuesday Facebook and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are partnering up to match gifts made on Facebook! The Gates Foundation will match up to $1,000 per Facebook fundraiser, up to $50,000 per organization, and Facebook is waving all fees for donations made beginning at 7 AM. You can help us get an…
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In loving memory of Ms. Belna Reyes

On Sunday, September 17, Northwestern Settlement's Director of Food Pantry and Support Services, Belna Reyes, passed away. Belna had been with the Settlement for more than 26 years and was an important friend and partner with all of us and thousands of Settlement families. She lived at the very heart of our organization and this…
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Where our neighbors come from

When Northwestern Settlement opened its doors more than 125 years ago, our reach was focused on the area immediately surrounding our building. While those within our West Town community remain a part of the Settlement family, we’ve since expanded our impact to serve neighbors 85 percent of Chicago zip codes, reaching nearly every part of…
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Donate in honor of a graduate in your life, support one of ours

This time of year is full of good-byes, big steps, and caps and gowns. Each June we confer diplomas on two graduating groups: our 8th-grade scholars at Rowe Elementary, and the five-year-olds in our Early Childhood Education program. These two occasions are momentous for each age group and their families. Both mark new beginnings in…
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Battling the Impact of Childhood Poverty on Mental Health, Northwestern Settlement Opens New Family CARES Center

Mission to Reduce Psychological Stressors for Preschool and Elementary Students  CHICAGO – June 1, 2017; A group of determined citizens cut the ribbon today on the new Family CARES Center located at Northwestern Settlement. The clinic helps children and families make positive changes in their lives, maximize their potential, and improve their function in society. The…
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Rowe Scholars work with Cast of Hamilton

A group of our Rowe Elementary school scholars spent 6 weeks working with members of the Hamilton Chicago cast that culminated in a march around the neighborhood and a presentation of dance, spoken word, and visual art to our larger school community about social justice. This transformational opportunity is something our scholars will remember forever.…
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Northwestern Settlement Honors Exelon’s Steve Solomon, Cossette at Annual Meeting

(Chicago, IL – April 3, 2017) Northwestern Settlement’s Annual Meeting: A Celebration of Sharing honors Steve Solomon, Global Philanthropy Director at Exelon, and Cossette. Solomon, will also be speaking at the event on “Philanthropy for Impact”, and what investing in nonprofits now can mean for the future. Northwestern Settlement is pleased to present Steven Solomon with…
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The new Family CARES Center needs your help

Our new Family CARES Center needs your help. There is a registry listed under Northwestern Settlement at Target: https://www-secure.target.com/gift-registry/giftgiver?registryId=59208101fa0e44018510f167775fe087#1 These are the therapy wish lists that they created with more specific items: Elizabel- https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/1QXIHOSBWMINC/ref=cm_wl_sortbar_v_page_2?ie=UTF8&page=2 Jessica- https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/3AMZV6Y2849GA/ref=cm_sw_em_r_g__wb
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A message from Ron Manderschied and Alliance partners

I'm joining together with Angela Blanchard and Rod Jones as leaders of settlement houses who are aware that the current climate in our country requires vigilance and action. We need frank discussion and input around areas of both caution and opportunity for our neighbors. We believe that settlement houses are in a unique position to…
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Join AmeriCorps Project YES! for 10th Annual MLK Day Literacy Fair

Families and volunteers are invited to join Northwestern Settlement's AmeriCorps Project YES! for its 10th Annual Literacy Fair on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 16, 2017. The fair celebrates world diversity with activities for the whole family. View the flyers linked below for all of the details. Literacy Fair Flyer - English | Literacy Fair Flyer…
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