EPEL in the News



12/15/22- Long lines to pick up holiday food boxes in Elgin indicative of need that’s 40% higher than last year

6/5/22- Daily Herald Program Brings Education to Neighborhood Parks in Elgin Area

4/2022 Kane County Connects Teachers, Families & Community Celebrate Week of the Young Child

8/6/21 - Daily Herald: StoryWalks Bring Books Outside in Elgin

7/28/21 - Daily Herald: Learning On the Go Program Brings Education & Fun to Elgin Neighborhoods

7/20/21 - Live United: Elgin Initiatives Engages Children this Summer

2/10/21 - Daily Herald: Elgin Hispanic Network Honors EPEL

2/2/21 - Daily Herald: Fox Valley Women Host Unity in the Community

12/2020 - Daily Herald: Drive-thru Food Giveaway Provides Holiday Dinner for 500 Families in Elgin

9/2020 - Daily Herald: New Signs, Activities Encourage School Readiness in Festival Park

9/2020 - Chicago Tribune Kindergarten Readiness in U-46 Drops to 15% in 2019 "We've Got to Move the Needle"

6/2020 - Latino Post - Food Distribution with a Different Approach: Educating Latinos About the 2020 Census

5/2020 - Daily Herald: Spreading Food with a Side of Literacy, Census Education in Latino Community

5/2020 - Chicago Tribune: Drive-through Event in Downtown Elgin to Giveaway Free Food, Diapers, Books and Other Items

7/2019 - First Book Awards More Than $700,000 for New Books and eBook to Schools & Programs serving Kids in Need Across Nine States

7/2019 - Chicago Tribune: Educators Encouraged by U-46 Readiness Improvement

6/2019 - Daily Herald: Early Literacy Program Serves Children While They Wait at the Doctor's Office

4/2019 - Elgin Courier-News: Elgin Partnership Lands $70K grant to buy 20,000 plus books that will be available to low-income children

4/2019 - Chicago Tribune: Elgin Education Groups to hold a "Call of Arms" to Get Children Ready for Kindergarten

2/2019 - Chicago Tribune: PopSockets Promote U-46 School Readiness Via LogoTech Donation

1/2019 - LogoTech: Awards Elgin Partnership with $500 Early Learning Grant

1/2019 - Chicago Tribune: Second Language in the Laundromat Opens in Elgin

9/2019 - Chicago Tribune: Altrusa Gives Back to Community Agencies

8/2018 - Chicago Tribune: Early Educators looking at laundries, grocery stores, as places to bring early learning opportunities

6/2018 - Daily Herald: Elgin Partnership Brings Learning to the Laundromat

5/2018 - Planet Laundry: Language in the Laundromat

4/2018 - Explore Elgin: Elgin Partnership for Early Learning Language in the Laundromat

2/2018 - Chicago Tribune  95% Car Seats Installed Wrong

1/2017 - Reflejos: page 14 Childcare is Very Important to Families in Elgin

7/2015 - Daily Herald: Elgin Group Wants to Bring More Children into Preschool

6/2015 - Kane County Connects  Elgin Named Innovation Zone