Golden Apple Scholar Nancy Salto

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 »

5 Essential Elements Pilot Program

    One of the most influential studies in the field of public education, conducted at the University of Chicago, is the study on the 5 Essential Elements. The 5 Essential Elements are now a part of every “school report card” in the state of Illinois. It looks at the following 5 Essential Elements of… Read more »

2018 Early Education CLASS and GOLD Scores

Within recent years, Chicago Commons has made several investments to ensure that we are providing the best opportunities for our children, families and seniors. We are happy to report that as a result of one of our investments, our 2018 CLASS scores indicate that we are one of the best early education providers in the region…. Read more »

UnCommon Award Recipient Bob Larde III

A number of Chicago Commons staff were recognized at our annual holiday party on December 7, where they received “Uncommon” Awards for their commitment to Excellence, Quality or Innovation at work. Bob Larde III earned the Uncommon award for his dedication and genuine compassion for the participants in our Adult Day Service (ADS). Bob volunteered… Read more »

Chicago Commons Toy Drive

Chicago Commons is in the midst of gathering presents for our annual Toy Drive! The Toy Drive allows each child to go home with a present from their Holiday list. We are thankful for the support of HBK Engineering, People’s Gas and John Burns Construction Company who donated presents to our children and in some… Read more »

Guadalupano Family Center

Statement Regarding the Guadalupano Family Center

Dear Chicago Commons Community, We wanted to inform you that, Chicago Commons was mentioned in an article on Block Club Chicago discussing a development in Pilsen that would impact the current site of the Guadalupano Family Center. Chicago Commons has been proud to provide high quality early childhood education to families in Pilsen and the… Read more »

Pour Out Your Heart For Commons 2018

Pour Out Your Heart For Commons 2018

We are so grateful to have hosted yet another successful Pour Out Your Heart for Commons event on November 2, 2018. With the help of our Emerging Leaders Council, board members, event sponsors, and friends of Commons, we had more than 330 people in attendance and raised more than $120,000 in support of our children,… Read more »