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Little Kids, Big Futures: Better Together

Since 2014, Women United has allocated $370,000 in grants through its Little Kids, Big Futures Philanthropy Fund to support early literacy programs across Lake County. The Fund gives members the opportunity to allocate their own money to the specific programs they believe in. Today, we are introducing a new blog series taking a deeper dive […]

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Better Together: From the Teacher’s Perspective

To share another glimpse into our Better Together Program we asked the program’s master teacher, Sharon Lichtenstein, to reflect on the Fall 2017 session. Every year there is a Fall and Spring session held at Green Bay Early Childhood Center in North Chicago. The Spring 2018 session begins on February 22 and runs until May 31. […]

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Better Together: A Parent’s Perspective

To share another glimpse into our Better Together Program, we interviewed Rosio, a mother participating in the program with her son, Leonardo. The 2017 fall session, taking place at Green Bay Elementary School in North Chicago, began September 7 and continues until December 21. HOW HAS THE BETTER TOGETHER PROGRAM BENEFITED YOU AND YOUR SON? […]

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Better Together: From a Mother’s Perspective

To share a glimpse into our Better Together Program — continuing this fall at Green Bay Elementary School in North Chicago — we interviewed a mother who is participating in the program with her son. HOW HAS THE BETTER TOGETHER PROGRAM BENEFITED YOU AND YOUR CHILD? The program allows me and my son to be together without […]

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Better Together: Fall 2017 Session

Our Better Together Program has started back up this fall at Green Bay Elementary School in North Chicago. We are thrilled to continue our Better Together blog series to give our supporters a first-hand look into this program and the children and families it serves. For our first post, we asked our Success By 6 Initiative […]

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Better Together: Summer Ending

Welcome back to another post in our Better Together series. If you’ve been following along with our blog, you’ve read stories and perspectives of many of the participants in United Way’s Better Together/Mejor Juntas Program. One of the people we talked to was Sharon Lichtenstein, the Master Teacher who developed the curriculum, which would be […]

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Better Together: Through Ismael Calderón’s Lens

Welcome back to the third and final installment of our Better Together series! This program is truly representative of the remarkable change United Way Lake County is working towards within our own community. Ismael Calderón, Success By 6 AmeriCorps VISTA, spent a great deal of time working with Master Teacher, Sharon Lichtenstein, families and children […]

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