Strengthening Communities Through Schools

We envision communities in which race or zip code no longer predict educational outcomes, where neighbors collaborate to ensure that all children receive what they need to reach their fullest potential.

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“My after school volunteer experience with NCCP is one of the highlights of my week!” 

– 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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Recent Happenings

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Yesterday, the second graders in Ms. Andreas class had some special visitors! 7th and 8th grade students from Lake Forest Country Day School helped students at Forrestal Elementary create their own photobooths using Makey Makey kits. Students worked together to design their photobooths and turn everyday objects into touchpads that could trigger the selfie camera on their computers. We love having LFCDS students join us in After School Enrichment Program and we cant wait to see what fun activities their next visit brings! #engineering #technology #makeymakey

Yesterday, the second graders in Ms. Andrea's class had some special visitors! 7th and 8th grade students from Lake Forest Country Day School helped students at Forrestal Elementary create their own photobooths using Makey Makey kits. Students worked together to design their photobooths and turn everyday objects into touchpads that could trigger the selfie camera on their computers. We love having LFCDS students join us in After School Enrichment Program and we can't wait to see what fun activities their next visit brings! #engineering #technology #makeymakey ... See MoreSee Less

Jan 1, 2023
It was a privilege to visit Grainger in Lake Forest to facilitate the assembly of 900 literacy kits in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day yesterday. The Black Enterprise Network recruited over 225 Grainger employees and their family members to come together and serve on MLK day. It was so special to see volunteers of all ages and departments work together to create something truly impactful for the students of North Chicago. Thank you, Grainger employees, for taking time out of your day to give back to your community. #TeamGrainger #teamgraingerservesmlk

It was a privilege to visit Grainger in Lake Forest to facilitate the assembly of 900 literacy kits in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day yesterday. The Black Enterprise Network recruited over 225 Grainger employees and their family members to come together and serve on MLK day. It was so special to see volunteers of all ages and departments work together to create something truly impactful for the students of North Chicago. Thank you, Grainger employees, for taking time out of your day to give back to your community. #teamgrainger #teamgraingerservesmlk ... See MoreSee Less

Jan 1, 2023

This semester we loved spending time with our students and families as we restarted some of our in-person programs for the first time since the pandemic. Whether you are a volunteer, donor, teacher, or staff member, our students would not have had the same experience without you. Click on the video below to see some of our favorite moments from the fall semester! ... See MoreSee Less

Dec 12, 2022
Thats a wrap on this semesters Club Invention! During this 8-day program designed by National Inventors Hall of Fame and funded by Grainger, over 240 K-5 students in the After School Enrichment Program participated in various STEM activities, all while building their collaboration, communication and teamwork skills. Students at Forrestal Elementary and Evelyn Alexander Elementary focused on the laws of gravity, energy, friction, motion, and magnetism, while students at AJ Katzenmaier Academy focused on engineering and architecture. Scroll through the photos below to see all of the fun activities students participated in! #grainger #innovation #STEM #afterschool #northchicago #lakecounty #northshore #collaboration #teambuilding

That's a wrap on this semester's Club Invention! During this 8-day program designed by National Inventors Hall of Fame and funded by Grainger, over 240 K-5 students in the After School Enrichment Program participated in various STEM activities, all while building their collaboration, communication and teamwork skills. Students at Forrestal Elementary and Evelyn Alexander Elementary focused on the laws of gravity, energy, friction, motion, and magnetism, while students at AJ Katzenmaier Academy focused on engineering and architecture. Scroll through the photos below to see all of the fun activities students participated in! #grainger #innovation #STEM #afterschool #northchicago #lakecounty #northshore #collaboration #teambuilding ... See MoreSee Less

Dec 12, 2022
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