Kindergarten Countdown Camp Summer Series

We are thrilled to share the first post in our Kindergarten Countdown Camp (KCC) summer blog series. KCC kicked off on June 19th at Lyon Magnet Elementary in Waukegan. In our first post, Michelle Crombie, VP of Community Impact, shares her excitement for the first kindergarten camp of the summer: Summer. Glorious summer is finally […]
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AmeriCorp VISTA Experience: Ismael Calderón

AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) has one very powerful goal: to support organizations that help eradicate poverty. This goal can be served in many different ways, such as United Way’s commitment to providing education and resources for children and families living in low-income communities. Ismael Calderón Fúnez served his AmeriCorps VISTA year of […]
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Meet the Interns: Karla Medina

Welcome back to Familiar Faces Friday! This week, we’d like to spotlight another one of our summer interns, Karla Medina. Karla will be interning with our Community Impact Department. What is your name? My name is Karla Medina. Where do you go to school? I currently attend Knox College. What is your major/what year in […]
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Meet the Interns: Jackson LoMastro

We are thrilled to welcome the newest class of interns who will be working with us this summer as part of our new series Familiar Faces Friday. Familiar Faces Friday will include our interns, staff and volunteers, allowing us to introduce the people behind United Way of Lake County’s work! The first in our series […]
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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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Reading Success Tutor Spotlight: Teresa Hatten

At United Way of Lake County, we are dedicated to helping improve education and accessibility to resources for children in our community. A large part of that is our Reading Success Program. In the 2015-2016 school year, 89% of students improved their reading and comprehension. Because of that remarkable feat, we’d like to spotlight the […]
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It’s Time to Give Back to Lake County!

Update: Thanks to our generous supporters, we raised over $900 for our education programming in Lake County! It’s time to give back to Lake County! Today is the big day. It’s the 24-hour day of giving as part of #ILGive. We are excited to be a part of the #ILGive community, which is composed of […]
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