Community Foundation for Jewish Education 900 Skokie Blvd, Northbrook, IL60062 The Community Foundation for Jewish Education of metropolitan Chicago serves the greater Chicago community with a…More variety of educational programs. From early childhood education to adolescent programs and courses for adults -- as well as a program that focuses on Israel -- the CFJE's aim is to educate and inform in a setting that isn't necessarily religious.
What began on the campus of Harvard in 1968 landed here in Skokie ten years later. Abidullah and Tasneema Ghazi, then…More Harvard students, saw a need for an Islamic Sunday school on the campus. Their search for educational materials that they could use to teach the faith led to a lifelong passion and the authorship of a good deal of Islamic textbooks for children.
Today, the non-profit foundation continues its work in Skokie with a library of over 150 published books and reference materials. Iqra is one of the most popular Islamic educational foundations in North America.
Les Turner was a Chicago area businessman who was diagnosed with ALS in 1976. Frustrated by the lack of information…More and research on ALS at the time, he didn't want anyone else to have to suffer without knowledge as he did. His family and friends started the Foundation that bears his name in 1977.
Les Turner passed away in 1977 at the age of 38. Thirty years later, the Les Turner ALS Foundation is recognized as a local and national leader in research, patient care and education about ALS.
National Louis University 5202 Old Orchard Rd, Skokie, IL60077 In Chicago in 1888, three women who shared a passion for education and a desire to make a difference in the lives of…More children laid the foundation for what is today National Louis University. Now a modern facility committed to innovation and best practices in urban teaching and graduate education, NLU was the first university founded on the radical idea of training women to teach kindergarten. It has since become a school that excels in creating learning communities where theory complements practice, and attracts college students who want to make a difference in their lives and in their communities.
Swift Child Care and Kindergarten 8102 Lincoln Ave, Skokie, IL60077 This Swift Child Care and Kindergarten features open registration for children ages 2-12. The daycare works to…More ensure each child's growth and development. Programs are designed to have collaborative as well as more individualistic aspects. Their classrooms are ideal to spark creativity and foster educational foundations.