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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Classroom Opportunities

Grants available for field trips to Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
Grants for field trips to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield are available to certain Illinois schools and youth organizations with a high enrollment of low-income children. The application deadline is Sept. 11.
Midwest Generation, an Edison International Co., and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation are offering field trip grants to teachers of grades 4 through 12 in public and private schools that have a low-income enrollment of greater than 30 percent. Not-for-profit youth organizations that serve economically disadvantaged children are also eligible. The grants provide funding to visit the museum at no or reduced cost by deferring the cost of transportation, lunch or educational materials. School groups do not pay a museum admission fee.
Grant applications are available at, and must be postmarked by Sept. 11. The grant awards will be announced in October. In 2008, a total of $20,000 was awarded to 17 schools. For more information, call 217-558-9016 or e-mail

Friday, August 14, 2009


Rainbow PUSH Coalition and PUSH Excel
Annual Back to School Rally
Saturday August 22, 2009
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Doors open at 8:00 a.m.
Book Bags and School Supplies for Grades K-12
will given out on this day at the Push Headquaters
930 East 50th StreetChicago, IL 60615-2702ph: 773-373-3366fx: 773-373-3571
For more information please call 773.256.2762

Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. will deliver the keynote speech on school readiness.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Itty Bitty Basketball Camp

In The Paint Basketball has launched an Itty Bitty Basketball camp
for 4 to 8 year olds boys and girls on Saturdays.
Our "Itty Bitty" basketball program will give your kid a head start on learning the simple skills of the game such as dribbling, passing, and shooting. The primary focus is to create a fun learning environment for your child's development. This is a year round camp. The time is from 11:00am to 12:30 pm each Saturday. The camp is for boys/girls ages 4 to 8 years.
The camp's location is Morgan Park Methodist Church 11030 S. Longwood Drive, Chicago, Chicago. Please enter at the rear of the church near the handicap entrance. SPECIAL RATE: The cost is $199.00 for 10 weeks or a weekly pay as you go plan for $25.00 per Saturday. A $10 non-refundable fee is required.On site and ongoing registration available at the camp site. The cost includes basketball fundamentals,on the court mentoring sessions and a t-shirt.