Student and Family Care
“When the opportunity arose to move to North Chicago, it was an easy decision for our family because of all the wonderful things NCCP does to support D187 and the community. I knew it would be a smooth transition for my children and family.”
Parent of Students Enrolled in North Chicago District 187
North Chicago Community Partners provides programs which are intentionally designed to meet the basic needs of students and families, so that students come to school ready to learn. Each year, NCCP distributes more than 2,500 weekend backpacks filled with food and hosts more than 2,500 North Chicago residents at the Family Health and Wellness Open House events. NCCP coordinates visits to the optometrist and helps students obtain eye glasses as well as plans multiple “pop-up clinics” which provides vaccinations and physicals to over 250 students each school year. Through our Student Care Closet we provide uniforms, winter wear, hygiene items and school supplies to all students in need.
The Family Care Closet, another component of our wellness initiative, helps address the hunger issues of families in the district, and provides them with essential items that cannot be purchased through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Families with students currently enrolled in North Chicago’s schools are invited to visit the Family Care Closet once a month or more often if needed. Every year, approximately 250 families, take advantage of this school-based resource.