Strengthening Communities Through Schools

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– Susan, After School Program Volunteer


 

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3,500+

students served each year

17,965

volunteers engaged

104,195

hours of volunteer service

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NCCP uses the community school model to provide an array of supports, from after school programming and family events to teacher care and annual physicals.

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Sports can teach us a lot about life, and the best part is that it’s never too early to start learning! Lucky for us, one of our partners is an expert in the art of teaching transferable life skills through sports—soccer, to be exact! 

Heart of the City visits NCCPs After School Enrichment Program at Evelyn Alexander School every Monday and works with 2nd and 3rd grade students to teach them essential life skills such as leadership, teamwork, perseverance, and trust through soccer. Thank you, Heart of the City, for always bringing a smile to our students faces!

#WeAreNCCP #NorthChicago #AfterSchoolProgram #EnrichmentProgram #SoccerClub #Soccer  #PartnerSpotlight #BuildingCommunityTogether #HeartOfTheCity

Sports can teach us a lot about life, and the best part is that it’s never too early to start learning! Lucky for us, one of our partners is an expert in the art of teaching transferable life skills through sports—soccer, to be exact!

Heart of the City visits NCCP's After School Enrichment Program at Evelyn Alexander School every Monday and works with 2nd and 3rd grade students to teach them essential life skills such as leadership, teamwork, perseverance, and trust through soccer. Thank you, Heart of the City, for always bringing a smile to our students' faces!

#WeAreNCCP #NorthChicago #AfterSchoolProgram #EnrichmentProgram #SoccerClub #Soccer #PartnerSpotlight #BuildingCommunityTogether #HeartOfTheCity
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Feb 2, 2024
Quiet Zone is a lunchtime learning program held at Neal Math & Science Academy  as a part of North Chicago Community Partner’s (NCCP) enrichment program.  

During Quiet Zone, students can choose to eat their lunch in a safe, distraction-free classroom with their peers, rather than in the lunchroom. They are also provided with games, crafts, and various other enriching activities that they can do during their lunchtime.  

Programs such as Quiet Zone are important for developing youth to get a short break during their busy days at school. With the near constant bustle of classes and activities going on, as well as the added pressure of forming and navigating relationships with peers, a bit of stress can sometimes arise for students—but through programs like Quiet Zone, they are able to have some calm-down time to relax and recharge before continuing on with their school day!  

 #WeAreNCCP #NorthChicago #EnrichmentProgram #LunchtimeLearning #BuildingCommunityTogether

Quiet Zone is a lunchtime learning program held at Neal Math & Science Academy as a part of North Chicago Community Partner’s (NCCP) enrichment program.

During Quiet Zone, students can choose to eat their lunch in a safe, distraction-free classroom with their peers, rather than in the lunchroom. They are also provided with games, crafts, and various other enriching activities that they can do during their lunchtime.

Programs such as Quiet Zone are important for developing youth to get a short break during their busy days at school. With the near constant bustle of classes and activities going on, as well as the added pressure of forming and navigating relationships with peers, a bit of stress can sometimes arise for students—but through programs like Quiet Zone, they are able to have some calm-down time to relax and recharge before continuing on with their school day!

#WeAreNCCP #NorthChicago #EnrichmentProgram #LunchtimeLearning #BuildingCommunityTogether
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Feb 2, 2024
This past weekend, 31 female students from Neal Math & Science Academy and AJ Katzenmaier Academy in North Chicago’s Community Unit School District 187 attended a special event for Girls & Women in Sports Day at Lake Forest College (LFC).  

At LFC, girls watched a Women’s Basketball game, for which they made encouraging posters in support of the team. They also had a chance to participate in a Q&A with Forester Female Student Athletes and got involved with some athletic activity stations of their own including soccer, lacrosse, dance/cheer, volleyball, golf, softball, and tennis!  

One of the main takeaways from the field trip was that many core principles emphasized in sports can be transferred into everyday life— teamwork, perseverance, resilience, responsibility, commitment, and dedication, just to name a few. Events such as this teach important life lessons and help to encourage and empower young women to be their best both on and off the field!  

#WeAreNCCP #NorthChicago #NGWSD #womeninsports #nationalgirlsandwomeninsportsday #EnrichmentProgram #BuildingCommunityTogether

This past weekend, 31 female students from Neal Math & Science Academy and AJ Katzenmaier Academy in North Chicago’s Community Unit School District 187 attended a special event for Girls & Women in Sports Day at Lake Forest College (LFC).

At LFC, girls watched a Women’s Basketball game, for which they made encouraging posters in support of the team. They also had a chance to participate in a Q&A with Forester Female Student Athletes and got involved with some athletic activity stations of their own including soccer, lacrosse, dance/cheer, volleyball, golf, softball, and tennis!

One of the main takeaways from the field trip was that many core principles emphasized in sports can be transferred into everyday life— teamwork, perseverance, resilience, responsibility, commitment, and dedication, just to name a few. Events such as this teach important life lessons and help to encourage and empower young women to be their best both on and off the field!

#WeAreNCCP #NorthChicago #NGWSD #womeninsports #nationalgirlsandwomeninsportsday #EnrichmentProgram #BuildingCommunityTogether
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Feb 2, 2024
Lake Forest Country Day School (LFCDS) is one of NCCP’s volunteer partners. Through our volunteer program, 7th and 8th grade students from LFCDS are encouraged to volunteer with K-3 students at Forrestal Elementary School (FES) in North Chicago’s Community Unit School District 187.
  
LFCDS volunteers visit FES students monthly and bring with them their own enrichment activities to facilitate.

LFCDS teachers also help out with the enrichment by visiting FES with students and facilitating lessons related to their fields of expertise. Some of the students’ favorite lessons were science “pop-ups”, which engaged students with topics such as static electricity, the science of sound with popsicle stick kazoos, and learning about building (and working to guess or identify) different structures using Legos!

“Pop up” style lessons such as this help expose students to a variety of topics and plant seeds of knowledge that may develop into greater interests or passions as they continue to learn and grow!

 #WeAreNCCP #NorthChicago #EnrichmentProgram #AfterSchoolProgram #BuildingCommunityTogether

Lake Forest Country Day School (LFCDS) is one of NCCP’s volunteer partners. Through our volunteer program, 7th and 8th grade students from LFCDS are encouraged to volunteer with K-3 students at Forrestal Elementary School (FES) in North Chicago’s Community Unit School District 187.

LFCDS volunteers visit FES students monthly and bring with them their own enrichment activities to facilitate.

LFCDS teachers also help out with the enrichment by visiting FES with students and facilitating lessons related to their fields of expertise. Some of the students’ favorite lessons were science “pop-ups”, which engaged students with topics such as static electricity, the science of sound with popsicle stick kazoos, and learning about building (and working to guess or identify) different structures using Legos!

“Pop up” style lessons such as this help expose students to a variety of topics and plant seeds of knowledge that may develop into greater interests or passions as they continue to learn and grow!

#WeAreNCCP #NorthChicago #EnrichmentProgram #AfterSchoolProgram #BuildingCommunityTogether
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Feb 2, 2024
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