News Archive

Outreach News Stories

Puente del Pueblo Celebrates 10 Years

November 29, 2018|Categories: News, Puente del Pueblo|

Since Puente del Pueblo's inception 10 years ago, it's transformed the West Chicago community. Find out more about this partnership between Outreach and Wheaton Bible Church, how Puente del Pueblo has grown, and how it's made a difference in the lives of individuals, families and the community.

OCC Hosts Author Mary Morgan

May 15, 2018|Categories: News|

Outreach Community Center in Carol Stream hosted children’s Author Mary Morgan for a book-signing and special reading with the elementary students on May 8. Mary first met with the younger students in the JNS program,

Quest Celebrates National Day of Prayer

May 11, 2018|Categories: News|

Quest, the Warrenville Youth & Family Services (WYFS) youth program, celebrated the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 3rd. This year’s theme was “Unity” and Ephesians 4:3-3: “Make every effort to keep the unity

2018 College Tour

April 20, 2018|Categories: News|

High school students from Outreach Community Center in Carol Stream (OCC) and Puente del Pueblo (PdP) in West Chicago spent their spring break visiting colleges on the annual college tour, as part of the College

WYFS Volunteer Appreciation Event

April 18, 2018|Categories: News|

The annual WYFS Volunteer Appreciation Event was held on Monday, April 16 at Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Warrenville. Warrenville Youth & Family Services and Discoveries Resale Store & Furniture Annex staff honored the volunteers by

OCC Spring Dinner

April 18, 2018|Categories: News, Events|

The 2018 OCC Spring Dinner, benefiting Outreach Community Center in Carol Stream, was held on Friday, April 13 at the Embassy Suites in Naperville. This meaningful annual event was marked by the testimony of keynote speaker

OCC Villagebrook Hosts Easter Egg Hunt

April 2, 2018|Categories: News|

On the cold, blustery Saturday of March 24th, 50 parents and children ventured outdoors to participate in the annual OCC-Villagebrook Egg Hunt. Almost 1000 brightly colored eggs were hidden around the Outreach classroom and

Going Beyond the Call

April 1, 2018|Categories: News|

WYFS counselors are joining forces with the Warrenville Fire Protection Unit to treat mental health issues in crisis situations, and to help firefighters deal with traumatic events.

DuPage Foundation Awards Outreach $150,000 Grant

July 7, 2017|Categories: News|

From left: Megan Shebik, DuPage Foundation Trustee; Bonnie Malcolm Chrisman, Outreach Community Ministries; Ruth Ann Snodgrass and Jim Snodgrass, donor-advisors; Chris Ellerman, Outreach Community Ministries; Ruth Carlson, DuPage Foundation and Grant Committee member.

Remembering Phil Woods

September 16, 2016|Categories: News|

Phil Woods, long-time Chief Financial Officer for Outreach, passed away on Thursday, September 15 after battling cancer.

Inspired to Give

July 12, 2016|Categories: News, Faith in Action|

For more than 30 years, Ken Kelley has supported Outreach because of its church partnership model and programs that make a difference in the lives of local youth, families and older adults.

Christmas Store at Puente del Pueblo

December 16, 2014|Categories: News, Puente del Pueblo|

Puente del Pueblo held its fifth annual Christmas Store on Saturday, December 13. Modeled after the Christmas Store at OCC, the event serves under-resourced families from the community by allowing them to shop for gifts at deeply discounted prices.

FT Cares Donates Thanksgiving Baskets

November 21, 2014|Categories: News|

Thanks to FT Cares Foundation, the charitable arm of First Trust Portfolios, for donating Thanksgiving baskets to Jubilee Village! Pictured left to right: Lisa M. Weier, Director of Development, FT Cares Foundation; Jane Doyle, President,

OCC Wraps Up Youth Summer Program

August 8, 2014|Categories: News, Hearts of Grace|

OCC's Jubilee Neighborhood School is closing out a very successful summer program. The summer ended with 79 students enrolled, grades 1st-5th. According to Jackie Busch, JNS Program Coordinator, 22 kids accepted Christ over the summer — more than a

Summer Programs at Outreach

July 14, 2014|Categories: York Community Resource Center, Outreach Community Center in Carol Stream, News, Puente del Pueblo, Warrenville Youth & Family Services, Hearts of Grace|

Outreach's summer programs are in full swing! A total of 366 kids from around DuPage County are participating in summer activities at our sites: Outreach Community Center in Carol Stream 184 students from Jubilee Neighborhood School (1st-5th grades); Learn2Earn (6th-8th grade);

Carefest 2014

May 21, 2014|Categories: News, Faith in Action|

Thanks to Wheaton Bible Church for serving Outreach at its annual Carefest day of service! On the morning of Saturday, May 3, nearly 100 volunteers from the church worked on projects at Jubilee Village, Wheaton Youth

Quest Volunteers at Food Pantry

February 13, 2014|Categories: News|

Quest, the junior/senior high program at Warrenville Youth & Family Services, volunteers at the Immanuel Presbyterian Church Food Pantry twice a month. According to Quest staff, serving the community allows students to look outside of

KeHE Cares Volunteers at Jubilee Village

January 28, 2014|Categories: News|

One local company is helping young, single mothers move toward financial stability and independence. KeHE Distributors in Romeoville recently hired a resident of Jubilee Village, Outreach’s transitional housing program for young, single mothers who are

MLK Celebration

January 28, 2014|Categories: News|

OCC Children's Choir performs at the annual MLK Celebration. In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy, Outreach Community Center in Carol Stream partnered with the Wheaton Christian Center, Our Savior Lutheran Church