Polk Bros. Foundation Blog

August 25, 2014
Welder, Welding, Industry, Industrial, Manufacturing

Spotlight on the Chicagoland Workforce Funder Alliance

Spotlight on the Chicagoland Workforce Funder Alliance As a founding collaborator in the Chicagoland Workforce Funder Alliance (CWFA) in 2012, Polk Bros. Foundation teamed with five […]
August 20, 2014
College graduates throwing caps in the air

Spotlight on college access, persistence and success

Spotlight on college access, persistence and success Not all high school seniors are on equal footing when it comes to applying to college. Students from low-income […]
August 11, 2014
Kids in a circle

Spotlight on full-service community schools

Spotlight on full-service community schools Research and experience tell us that young people, especially those living in impoverished urban environments, need a broad range of supports […]
July 17, 2014
Polk family at Navy Pier announcement

Polk family letter announcing $20 million Navy Pier legacy gift

Polk family letter announcing $20 million Navy Pier legacy gift Dear Friends: Today, we are thrilled to announce a major milestone for the Polk family – […]
July 17, 2014

Navy Pier announces $20 million legacy gift from Polk family

Navy Pier announces $20 million legacy gift from Polk family Single largest private gift ever made to Navy Pier, will support the Pier’s redevelopment CHICAGO — […]
July 7, 2014
ChiArts Dancers

Spotlight on citywide collaboratives to expand arts education

Spotlight on citywide collaboratives to expand arts education Since its beginning, Polk Bros. Foundation has placed a high priority on making the arts accessible to Chicago […]
June 6, 2014
Cityscape of Chicago

Spotlight on citywide collaboratives addressing homelessness

Spotlight on citywide collaboratives addressing homelessness In addition to ongoing grantmaking, Polk Bros. Foundation has played a key role in a number of collaborative, citywide efforts […]
May 9, 2014
Teen at doctor visit

Spotlight on school-based health centers

Spotlight on school-based health centers Chicago’s students frequently go without medical treatment due to challenges their families face in securing comprehensive health care. Language barriers, lack […]
April 7, 2014
Classroom student engagement

Spotlight on Sinai Health System

Spotlight on Sinai Health System Offering mental health screenings, counseling, evaluation and support for children under 18, the Under the Rainbow department at Sinai Health System […]