Spotlight: Cesar Represents Solar System With Recycled Materials

August 16, 2019

This month’s spotlight is on Cesar, a student at one of Chicago Commons early education centers. Cesar has demonstrated a colorful imagination and knowledge about the universe and geology. Cesar takes any opportunity to represent his theories about the world around him using materials. In the art studio, Cesar always finds materials that are conducive… Read more »

Playground Rebuild at Nia Family Center

August 12, 2019

On Monday, August 12, we officially broke ground at our Nia Family Center playground in Humboldt Park! Our kids enjoyed ice cream and drew sketches of their ideal playground, while volunteers from PNC Bank and the Chicago Bears prepared the grounds for new equipment, an expanded play area, and landscaping to take place in the upcoming months. We are… Read more »

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Visits Nia Family Center

August 9, 2019

On Friday, August 9, Mayor Lori Lightfoot visited Chicago Commons’ Nia Family Center in Humboldt Park. Joined by Alderman Walter Burnett Jr. and representatives of the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services and Chicago Public Schools, Mayor Lightfoot encouraged parents and guardians to enroll their children in early education programs. This year, the city… Read more »

Congratulations, Willie, on Your Retirement!

July 10, 2019

Chicago Commons would like to take this opportunity to thank Willie for his unwavering commitment and dedication to serving our participants. Willie E. Thrash is retiring from Chicago Commons after 11 years of working with our Adult Day Services. Willie E. Thrash served in the Air Force from 1955 – 1978. He served in the… Read more »

Backpacks for Commons Graduates

Chicago Commons 2019 “graduates” are ready to start kindergarten with all the tools they need to succeed! Our end-of-the year celebrations are underway, where each graduate receives a backpack filled with school supplies. Many thanks to Peoples Gas and HSA Commercial Real Estate for participating in your backpack and school supply drive again this year,… Read more »

Golden Apple Scholar Nancy Salto

January 15, 2019

We are excited to share that Nancy Salto, a teacher at our Paulo Freire Center, is a Golden Apple Scholar. The Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois is a scholarship program that identifies talented students who have the promise and drive to be excellent teachers in schools-of-need in Illinois.As a Golden Apple scholar and Chicago Commons… Read more »