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October 2017

Akeelah and the Bee

October 27 until November 25
Adventure Stage Chicago at the Vittum Theater, 1012 N. Noble St.
Chicago, 60642 United States

After discovering her special talent, Akeelah dreams of winning the national spelling bee. With the support of her teacher and her friends, she fights to overcome every obstacle and make it to the top. Adapted to the stage and set in Chicago, Akeelah and the Bee is a testament to community and determination in the face of social, cultural, and economic hardship.

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November 2017

Giving Tuesday

November 28

This Giving Tuesday we are asking you to share why you love the Settlement on Facebook. Facebook is partnering with The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to raise money for nonprofits on Facebook. The Gates Foundation will match donations up to $1,000 per fundraiser, up to $50,000 per organization. Facebook will wave all fees for transactions! When you make a fundraiser on your page you help spread the word about the Settlement's mission to disrupt generational poverty - and why…

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December 2017


December 6 @ 5:15 pm until 6:30 pm
Rowe Elementary School, 1424 N. Cleaver St.
Chicago, IL 60642 United States

Join Northwestern Settlement at the 22nd annual Settlement Neighborhood Caroling Children, parents, and guests will come together to share holiday cheer with songs of peace and joy as we walk and sing through the Settlement community. We will be joined by Mary, Joseph, Santa, and a donkey. 5:15PM Gather on the blacktop outside Rowe Elementary school, 1424 N. Cleaver Street 5:30 PM Step off caroling down Cleaver Street towards Division Street 6:00 PM Pause to carol by the Polish Triangle…

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Support Northwestern Settlement at a Private Burberry Shopping Event

December 7 @ 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm
Burberry, 633 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, 60611 United States

      Explore Burberry's newest pieces in store! Northwestern Settlement and Burberry invite you in store to view the latest collection in private. Hosted by Anna Atkinson, Lisa Burik, Nancy Lagousakos, and Whitney Lasky. In store, you may also create a personalised gift by embroidering a message onto the Burberry bandanna or a scarf of your choice. RSVP to rsvp.chicago@burberry.com A percentage of the evening's proceeds will be donated to Northwestern Settlement. Complimentary parking is available at 321 E.…

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Holiday Basket Packing

December 16 @ 9:00 am until 12:00 pm
Northwestern Settlement, 1012 N Noble Street
Chicago, IL 60642 United States
Basket Packing

Volunteers, board members, and staff come together to pack baskets of food for our neighbors - all the items they need for a family holiday meal. For information about volunteering at Basket Packing, please contact Matt Sudman.

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Holiday Toy Room

December 20 @ 9:00 am until 5:00 pm

Hundreds of children choose a gift they wouldn’t otherwise receive, thanks to the generosity of those who donate items. Volunteers sort the toys by age and wrap them. Please contact Matt Sudman at msudman@nush.org if you are interested in donating toys or volunteering.

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March 2018

The Ceiba Network

March 31, 2018 until May 5, 2018
Adventure Stage Chicago at the Vittum Theater, 1012 N. Noble St.
Chicago, 60642 United States

Twins Honey and Blanca—sunny, West Coast natives—are fish out of water in Chicago, having been dumped at their reluctant abuela’s house by their Anglo mom. Banished to the alley to finish their chores, the sisters encounter a magical tree hiding strange objects and guiding them into the Ceiba Network, an online game with real world consequences. Our twin heroes face increasing challenges as they fight to level up, trekking through a mysterious underworld where they discover their Guatemalan heritage and…

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