Our Services

Student Care

At NCCP, we know that every child has the capacity to thrive. But students cannot thrive, academically or otherwise, without having their needs holistically met. We provide the equitable support and opportunities needed to make academic thriving a reality in North Chicago. These initiatives align with classroom instruction, support student academic achievement, engage families, and help students develop important life skills.

Extended Learning Opportunities

Lunchtime Learning: create a supportive lunchtime environment and provides academic and social and emotional learning (SEL) support

After School Enrichment: provide cold supper, homework support, academic reinforcement, and engaging enrichment activities

Saturday Enrichment: provide lunch, enrichment/athletic activities, and optional academic support on Saturdays

Spring Break Enrichment: host a week-long STEM enrichment camp

Summer Learning: help provide an enriching summer school experience for elementary school students, full of hands-on experiences that harness creativity and critical thinking

Health and Essential Resources

Student Care Closet: distribute items such as uniforms, cold weather clothing, and school supplies

Health Center: offer “pop up” events in our school-based clinic with vaccinations, physical exams, and sports physicals. Built with funding from AbbVie, and staffed in partnership with Northwestern McGaw Family Residency program

Vision Program: students who are referred to the vision program receive a vision exam, corrective lenses, and frames at no out-of-pocket cost

Backpack Distribution Program: provide a backpack full of weekend food, donated by the Northern Illinois Food Bank, for children and families struggling with food insecurity 

“I am blown away by NCCP’s after school program. Students are seen, known, loved, and poured into by dedicated adults who are passionate about their development.”


of parents believe that NCCP creates a positive and encouraging environment for their child.

Family Care

One of the most important partnerships that NCCP builds to help students thrive at school is a trusting, empowering connection to their parents and guardians. Family engagement is essential for a child’s grades, attendance, homework completion, and social behaviors. Many families face barriers to engage in their children’s learning, such as work schedule, native language, or lack of comfort within schools. We build long-term relationships with families that make them feel welcome in their child’s education.

Family Care Closet

NCCP runs a school-based food pantry that offers non-perishable food items, hygiene and household products, and school supplies. Families get a chance to shop for the items they need

The Family Care Closet is currently open every Thursday from 8:00am-11:00am and 1:00pm-4:00pm.

Family Events

NCCP facilitates events that allow families to engage in their child’s education and explore learning in creative ways such as Family Reading Nights, Wellness Carnivals, Family STEM Nights, Holiday Festivals, Parent-Teacher Conferences, and Data Discussions

COVID-19 Response

NCCP redefined whole family supports by leading outreach, scheduling, and hospitality for a pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic funded by AbbVie that served 6,000 neighbors

“NCCP has the warm extending hand that makes the community feel welcome in school.”

School (Teacher + Staff) Care

School climate, attitude, and collective morale influence the quality of instruction and, therefore, student outcomes. School climate and overall culture also affect teacher retention, recruitment, and parent engagement. NCCP recognizes the necessity of teacher support and appreciation in order to attract and retain the best and brightest educators. We work alongside the district to foster positive, supportive, and strong school climates and cultures.

School Renovations

Procure funding and volunteers to revamp libraries, classrooms, gyms, and more, including adding essential amenities such as updated heating and cooling

Staff Appreciation Lunch

Serve approximately 2,500 lunches to teachers and staff each year to express gratitude for their work and partnership, and promote fellowship and collaboration


NCCP’s CARES responds to unique conditions and circumstances facing students, families, school staff, and community. Teachers can submit requests and referrals for student, classroom, and project needs through the link above.

Strategic Partnership

Act as a thought partner to district and school leadership, including co-designing a three-year-strategic plan for advancing student achievement

“I’ve never seen an organization work so closely with a school district. Just knowing NCCP is there for any member of the school community is comforting.”

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