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The 2019 Annual Benefit, titled “Hatching Chicago’s Future through Early Childhood Education”, brought together a dynamic group of individuals and organizational representatives committed to improving the lives of little ones and families.  We enjoyed delicious food, tours of The Hatchery’s innovative food entrepreneur facilities, and engaging presenters.  The highlight was a performance by 
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by Peg Griffiths, Mary Crane Center Board Director The summer is an ideal time to build a community with families, their children, and our neighborhoods. And this is precisely what Mary Crane Center (MCC) does every summer by hosting “PlayStreets,” our annual block party in each 
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Mary Crane Center (MCC) held its Annual Meeting at The Hatchery in Garfield Park on June 26, 2019. Over 75 guests attended the event to celebrate the learning center’s accomplishments from the past year. Click here to read more.
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What’s Happening at Mary Crane Center Vol. 7
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Mary Ruth Coffey, Executive Director, Mary Crane Mary Crane provides amazing Early Childhood Development programs all year round for children and their families throughout Chicago.  But June through August provides a unique and special opportunity for our staff and parents to engage with each other 
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What’s Happening at Mary Crane Center Vol. 6
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What’s Happening at Mary Crane Center Vol. 5
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 By: Denise Garcia  As a Family Worker in our Partnership Program, I receive all sorts of kindnesses from our families. Children gift me with their artwork, songs, and stories. Moms bring me cookies and share their accomplishments with me.  I was reflecting on what extra, 
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 By: Maria Lopez, Health Aide   When I first learned about Mary Crane Center, I was amazed just by reading the mission statement: “The Mary Crane Center promotes the comprehensive early development of children through school-readiness programs, personal enrichment activities, and family support services.” Not only 
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 By: Dessiree Malone, Family Worker, Lake & Pulaski  Travonette Hicks is one of our parents at Lake & Pulaski. Ms. Hicks is the mother of two beautiful children, Zion (3) and Zi’Yonna (1). Ms. Hicks is a very loving, caring, and resourceful individual. When I 
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Let us accept the child in our midst as our greatest wealth and our highest responsibility.

JANE ADDAMS,
co-founder of the
Mary Crane Center

2017-03-13T11:54:16+00:00

JANE ADDAMS,
co-founder of the
Mary Crane Center

Let us accept the child in our midst as our greatest wealth and our highest responsibility.
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Administration Office
  • 4006 W Lake St, Chicago, IL 60624
  • +1 (773) 242-2860
  • info@marycrane.org
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