One Woman’s Journey To Independence
This summer, thanks to the OCC Big Buddy program, one high school student took a break from the classroom to get a hands-on lesson in construction. It all started when Dick Routsen, Big Buddy mentor, noticed that his neighbors’ shed needed a new roof—and saw an opportunity. "Our neighbors Ken and Mary Jo Krauss, fellow OCC volunteers
Thank you to all who helped us meet the Alfred Bersted Challenge match with $31,625 by June 30! Thanks to generous donations, the foundation will award $25,000 to the Quest program at Warrenville Youth & Family Services (WYFS), improving outcomes for at-risk students and making a positive impact on local youth. Chris, an eighth-grade program participant, says Quest is the
Highlights of the Learn 2 Earn (L2E) junior high summer program included visits from 2017 Miss Black Teen Illinois and US Army Recruiter Sergeant Oviedo, as well as participation in the D.A.R.E. program.