Batavia Education Association-A self-contained program for students with emotional/behavioral disabilities and autism created homemade blankets for children in need through Project Linus.
Brownstown Education Association-Happy Minds, Happy Feet program where educators purchase shoes and socks to give to the students in their schools who need them at elementary school level.
Carol Stream Education Association-The local association partnered with the district to raise funds for the Humanitarian Service Project where members who haven’t been involved before have an entry point into association work by creating “Party-In-A-Bag” to provide each of the district’s 900 low-income kids the means for a birthday celebration.
Clinton Education Association-Helped start the Clinton Elementary School and Clinton Police Department Friendship Program where kids do five nice acts a year for police officers and police officers spend quality time with the students.
Community Unit Two Education Association-Helped fund a senior citizen prom at Robinson High School that the school’s advisory classes helped create.
Decatur Education Association-Students at William Harris Elementary research local organizations, present on them, the student body votes for one to help support and the students then create a promotion movie for the organization and shop (understanding the economics) for items the organization needs to help other people.
Glenbard Education Association-Life skills class would work at the local library to expand the library’s books and to help with the stickering/shelving/etc. of those books as well as reading and reviewing the books and hosting community book talks to raise awareness of literature.
Greenville Education Association-Created the Comet Closet to provide necessary clothing, shoes, personal hygiene items, schools supplies and food items for Greenville High School students.
Greenville Education Association-Helped fund a trip by the Mobile Food Pantry to rural Bond County.
Greenville Educational Support Association-Paired the local association with Bond County Foster Hope to provide Christmas presents for kids in foster families.
Kildeer Education Association-Funded a service learning project for a group of first and second generation Latino students to develop community service skills through visits to a food bank and work on hunger projects and other actions.
Kirby Education Association-Help a student who had a liver transplant pay back the Ronald McDonald House for all the love her family received by starting a class fundraising project where students made duct tape pencils and sold them and the money was donated.
LeRoy Education Association-Helped students at LeRoy High School with their WW II Era Hangar Dance that raises money for a local veteran’s charity.
LeRoy Education Association-Provided funding for a fall festival day for students with anxiety and physical disabilities by partnering with the Chamber of Commerce.
Maywood Education Association-Using restorative justice practice curriculum, students from the community created dialogue about race and racism in Oak Park, Maywood and Hillside schools with police, community business owners and educators; to create steps and ideas for creating more community across the three towns.
Maywood Education Association-Program links at-risk male students with local police officers to build relationships and bond inside the school with a lunch program and outside the school at a local sporting event.
New Holland – Middletown Education Association-Helped fund a Christmas present program with the Community Supports Education group in the community.
Norris City-Omaha-Enfield Education Association-Helped start a recycling program in the school that pairs it with a not-for-profit for people with disabilities that does the recycling.
Schiller Park Education Association-Paired 100 arts and drama students at George Washington Elementary with the park district of Franklin Park and a local high school to show arts can span a lifetime.
Springfield Education Association-Create 40 comfort packages for babies and families in the neonatal intensive care unit.
Springfield Education Association-Provide swimsuits, goggles and bridge books to 22 needy, at-risk kids being helped by the Matthew Project so they can attend summer camp at the YMCA.
Springfield Education Association-Helped fund a mentoring program at The Outlook, to support fatherless young males, ages 12-22, in the Springfield area
Sycamore Education Foundation-Helped start the Empty Bowls Project where students discuss what hunger looks like during art class and art club, develop bowls that are sold at an Empty Bowls event at the school and the money raised is then used to donate to the hungry.
Unit Five Education Association-Paired Evans Junior High students with the neonatal intensive care unit at the Peoria hospital wherein students made burp rags for babies and professionals from the NICU came and did career days for the students.
Wheaton Warrenville Education Association-Paired Franklin Middle School art students with a local memory center for senior citizens where students learned interview techniques to heighten their intergenerational communication skills to interview seniors and create portraits of them.
Yorkville Education Association-Expanded a driver’s education learning program called “Operation Safety” to other schools. The program allows students to partner with police to watch for traffic violations and give “tickets” to them for what the students spot as well as to develop a driving course.