Thoughtfully Engaging Our Communities

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Thoughtfully Engaging our Communities in 2024 Family, Field, and Community Engagement Lead Jesse Rojo shares what’s on the horizon Raising Illinois takes great pride in our commitment to Family, Field, and Community Engagement, a cornerstone of our coalition’s mission. We know that families and community members are the experts in their own lived experience. Our…

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Applications Open for Family Leader Program 2024

Join Us! Raising Illinois’ Family Leader Program Applications for our 2024 Family Leader Program are available, due February 5 Lee En Español Do you know firsthand some of the challenges facing infants and toddlers? Are you looking to make a difference in the lives of Illinois’ little ones? Are you a parent, guardian or involved…

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UChicago & Chapin Hall Partner on New Home Visiting Study

New Home Visiting Study: UChicago Joint Research Fund to Study Dual Language Learner Families Researchers from the University of Chicago Crown Family School and Chapin Hall are partnering with Baby TALK, Inc. on a project launching this October 2023 to understand how the Baby TALK Model supports dual-language learner (DLL) immigrant and refugee families. Child development, infant early childhood…

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Spring 2023 Legislative Wrap-Up

Spring Legislative Wrap-Up Major strides, but some setbacks, for infants, toddlers, and expecting families at the General Assembly In the early morning of Saturday, May 27, the 103rd General Assembly adjourned this year’s spring legislative session. Most significantly, lawmakers passed the final budget for Fiscal Year 2024, including nearly $300 million in new investments for…

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Early Childhood Advocacy Day 2023

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Early Childhood Advocacy Day 2023 Advocates like you made the day a success! Thank you! On April 18, Raising Illinois along with our partners at Child Care For All, COFI, Illinois Action for Children, SEIU, Start Early and We, the Village brought over 300 advocates down to Springfield to advocate for Illinois’ youngest learners. Advocates…

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