Organizations

Designers for Learning provides educational resources and service-learning experiences designed to promote literacy.

Digital Public Library of America

The Digital Public Library of America empowers people to learn, grow, and contribute to a diverse and better-functioning society. We do this by maximizing public access to our shared history, culture, and knowledge.

Dream Big Education’s mission is to enrich children’s lives with life-affirming and energizing, creative experiences in the performing arts. With a focus on fostering confidence and self-expression, these collaborative educational experiences allow children’s hearts and spirits to shine bright on and off the stage.

Edovo

At Edovo, our mission is to provide meaningful access to education and self-improvement tools that can unlock the potential of every person affected by incarceration.

Emerald City Theatre Company

Emerald City Theatre is a registered non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to creating theatre experiences that inspire early learners through play. Founded in 1996, it is one of Chicago’s most attended non-profit theatres with an annual programing reach of 80,000 children and their grown-ups. Through a rigorous collaboration between innovating artists and leading educators, Emerald City is a national leader in developing new work for young audiences, having created over 30 world premieres and worked with best-selling children’s authors such as Mo Willems, Jon Scieszka, and Laura Numeroff, as well as Grammy-nominated children’s musician Justin Roberts. The company creates performances for all ages, including babies and toddlers, at their performance locations: the Apollo Theater in Lincoln Park, The Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, and Emerald City’s Little Theatre in Lakeview. Emerald City is also home to Chicago’s most-enrolled theatre camps and classes, serving ages three through thirteen with a focus on teaching important life skills through theatre. Emerald City is the proud recipient of the 2012 Excellence in Arts and Culture Award from Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce.