The Carole Robertson Center for Learning is immensely grateful to We Rise Together—a funders collaborative focusing on community ownership and supporting Black and Latinx communities—for awarding us a $750,000 grant toward capital improvements at our Little Village flagship site.

To enhance our Little Village location and services for the community, the grant will support much-needed building innovations to our largest flagship site, which currently serves more than 300 children ages 0-17 on Chicago’s West Side. We Rise Together’s commitment to strengthening Chicago communities aligns with our organization’s mission to educate, enrich, and empower local children and families through year-round early education and youth development programming.

“An investment in early learners is an investment in our city’s future,” said Carole Robertson Center President & CEO Bela Moté. “By supporting facility improvements at our Little Village site, We Rise Together enables us to create spaces of belonging and empowerment for the children and families we serve. Community investment is an act of social justice, and we thank We Rise Together for working with us to build a brighter, more equitable tomorrow on Chicago’s West Side.”

Read more about this vital funding in this story by Block Club Chicago.

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