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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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 By: Bob Bryant, Education Director & Mary Ruth Coffey, Executive Director  You definitely want to meet Lisa Penny, Mary Crane’s Director of Partner Sites! Lisa is celebrating her 20th anniversary with Mary Crane in May this year, and Mary Crane and our families are so 
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 By: Peg Dowling, Board Secretary  Meet one of our new Board Members, Laurie Gingrich, a delightful and hard-working woman, who studied French and German as an undergrad, has her MA in Library and Information Science from the University of Chicago, and is working toward a 
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Did you know that Mary Crane Center has partnered with the renowned Erikson Institute for many years in countless ways?  Our teachers and parents have received degrees, certifications and other professional development through the programs of Erikson.  One very special initiative Mary Crane’s teachers have 
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What’s Happening at Mary Crane Center Vol. 4
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West Garfield Park (Lake & Pulaski Road) Learning Center Meet Carmen Matos, a beautiful, smart girl in our Lake and Pulaski (West Garfield Park) Inchworm Classroom. Carmen’s mother, Arlena, a current Mary Crane teacher, came to Mary Crane Center as a pregnant mom enrolled in 
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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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