June 27, 2017
I have been a member of Illinois Action for Children's Associates Board since it started just under ten years ago. it was a complete no-brainer to be involved with this fantastic organization and to continue to do my part to assist its mission.
The tangible impact this organization has in vulnerable communities city-wide cannot be overstated. I'm proud to be a member of the Associates Board and it is my hope that with your help we'll continue to fund crucial programs and projects - big and small.
Illinois Action for Children has an Early Learning Center in Ford Heights Illinois that provides high-quality early care, education and parental supports to some of the most vulnerable children and families in the community. The teachers at this center incorporate engaging active learning and play into each and every day—but they don't have access to an age-appropriate playground.
In young children, emotional, social, and physical development are encouraged and fueled by play. Playgrounds, with their various structures and challenges, provide a space for children to build, strengthen, and expand their growing minds and bodies.
This is why the Illinois Action for Children’s Associates Board is excited to lead the “Let’s Build a Playground” corwdfunding campaign. Your support is greatly needed to make sure that the 120 children enrolled annually in Illinois Action for Children’s Ford Heights Early Learning Program have the playground they deserve.