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Metropolitan Family Services

FAMILY MATTERS | August 2018

Metropolitan Family Services empowers families and communities to learn, to earn, to heal and to thrive.

“We provide these opportunities that families would never have thought possible. That is what inspires us.”

-  Southeast Chicago Center Director Vanessa Schwartz, on Community Schools

Southeast 30th Anniversary

Happy 30th Anniversary, Metropolitan Southeast Chicago!

Student artwork and performances highlighted our Southeast Chicago Center's recent anniversary celebration, an "Investing in Our Youth" event benefiting the Community Schools program. Community Schools bring a wealth of programs and resources to benefit students, their families, and the community. Thanks to a robust raffle filled with packages donated from organizations across the community, as well as proceeds from student-made drawings and even a popcorn machine, we raised nearly $2,000 for our Community Schools programs at Southeast Chicago! READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS HERE

Ric Estrada, Negocios Now

CEO Ric Estrada honored with Negocios Now Community Champion Award

The Community Champion Award, presented at Negocios Now's "Who's Who in Hispanic Chicago" Gala Event, was established as "a way to recognize the service and dedication of those who make our community better." VIEW RIC'S AWARDEE VIDEO

"I was an intern in the social policy unit here [at Metropolitan], so from an intern to the CEO of this major not-for-profit organization, it was a proud moment for me but also one of daunting responsibility in needing to provide these services." - Ric Estrada

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Midway Learning & Wellness Center kids are growing in more ways than ever – by helping with a new garden!

The preschool students had a great time learning how to properly transplant starter plants into the dirt. Everyone down to our infant/toddler youth are having fun maintaining the plants by helping to water them every day! MORE PHOTOS

Little YOUth Dental Expo

Little YOUth Dental Expo engages kids & families with dental health

Our DuPage Center’s Wheaton/Warrenville Early Childhood Collaborative, in partnership with Oral Health Care Professionals and the Chicago Dental Society Foundation, provided free dental exams, treatment, dental education and resources to 59 children ages 0-3 years. MORE INFO & PHOTOS

Parenting Fundamentals

Meet a new cohort of Parenting Fundamentals graduates

The graduates of Metropolitan’s Parenting Fundamentals program devoted two hours each week for 10 weeks to learning positive parenting skills. They worked on connecting with their children, effective discipline, supporting school success, and their own self-care. VIEW PHOTOS

Campaign to Mpower Families Corner

The Campaign to Mpower Families has raised a total of $16.6 million toward our $25 million goal (67% of the total goal). We are grateful to our recent investors for partnering with us to make a difference in Chicago!


Save the Date

Tuesday, October 23 | Equal Access to Justice Awards Luncheon

Saturday, November 10 | Mpower the Night

Upcoming Events

Monday, August 13 | Young Fathers August Session Begins

Tuesday, August 21 | Outdoor Family Day of Play

Thursday, August 30 | Back to School Fundraiser

Friday, September 14 | Calumet Annual Meeting

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One North Dearborn #1000
Chicago, Illinois 60602

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