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ILBCF Scholarship Opportunity

posted Jan 27, 2012, 7:16 AM by Chicago's 20th Ward

Please view the attachment for application for this opportunity.

Apply now for scholarships ranging from $500-$3,000

posted Jun 7, 2011, 10:38 AM by Chicago's 20th Ward

Apply now for scholarships ranging from $500-$3,000

2011 Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Scholarship


If you are enrolled in an Illinois college, university, or vocational training school by September 15, 2011 you may qualify for this scholarship. Eligibility requirements are: Students must live in The City of Chicago, meet 2011 CSBG income guidelines and be enrolled in a Illinois Institution. For more information and application packet visit (click on 2011 CSBG Scholarship) or call 312-746-7291.



posted Mar 26, 2011, 3:00 PM by Chicago's 20th Ward

The Sonia Shankman and Hyde Park Day school are proposing a new state of the art school on 63rd street from Ingleside to Ellis.  This is a facility that serves youth who have special needs and has been in existence for 50 years with a stellar background. A community meeting will be held in regards to this topic soon, Stay tuned for a meeting date.

Environmental Education: Forest Preserve District of Cook County: Natural Connections

posted Nov 4, 2010, 1:07 PM by Chicago's 20th Ward   [ updated Nov 4, 2010, 1:14 PM ]

Forest Preserve District of Cook county

 Natural Connections

Environmental Education Experiences for Schools and Groups

Schools and Teacher Resources

Forest Preserve District of Cook County naturalists are available to work hand in hand with teachers to bring environmental education into the classroom. A wide range of opportunities exist for teachers of all grades and subject areas to incorporate environmental education into their curricula and meet state goal requirements.

These opportunities include free hands-on in classroom Getting in Touch with Nature programs, field trips, teacher workshops at the Nature Centers, natural materials available on loan, and college accredited programs at Camp SagawauEnvironmental Education Center. Make nature a part of your classroom.

Contact any our our Nature Centers for more information:

Mighty Acorns

The Mighty Acorns Program is a way to connect children with nature through stewardship and exploration of “adopted” forest preserve sites. The program teaches third through seventh grade students the importance of preservation and restoration through fall, winter and spring stewardship activities such as planting native seeds, and pulling and or cutting invasive weeds and brush. Volunteers from local communities receive training to help guide small groups of students in their experience of nature in the forest preserves, kindling their excitement, while promoting a respect for nature. If you are a teacher or volunteer interested in this program, contact one of the District’s nature centers:

Visit the Mighty Acorns website for additional information.

For more information:

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