Strong schools make strong communities. Community relationships are essential to the success of Niles Township schools and their students.
The work of The Education Foundation goes beyond the skills gained by students and truly impacts the community – your community of Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles and Skokie – from teen safety to the development of future innovators.
There are a lot of very talented and smart people in Niles Township, but too many of them don’t know how they can influence young people with their knowledge. The Education Foundation connects the professional world, the higher education world and the high school world, opening the options for young minds.
We invite you to join us as a partner. Contact Alyse Burman at 847-561-9279 for more information on how you can participate in any of the opportunities listed below.
Underwrite the cost of one of our fundraising events with a sponsorship. We provide great visibility by promoting corporate and business donors’ logos on marketing materials and in front of our guests at the event.
Program Funding – help The Education Foundation establish or provide needed funds for materials that support a new or existing program in our education curriculum.
The Education Foundation works closely with District 219’s Education To Careers program (ETC), which aims to help the district’s 4,800 students understand how they can take advantage of their high school experiences, including their academic classes and extra-curricular activities, to investigate potential career choices. The partnerships cultivated with business and community professionals, like you, provide exposure to “real world” opportunities thereby helping our students make more informed decisions about college and careers. You and your colleagues can help by participating in one or more of our programs.
Business and community partnerships may include career exploration programs where the professional speaks with students in the classroom, or one or multiple day experiences for students at the place of business. Additionally, there are opportunities for professionals to be, for instance, scientific research e-mentors, or act as a “judge” for a student competition. Businesses can further help our students learn important skills and build career readiness by providing paid job experiences, volunteer opportunities, internships or apprenticeships.