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By Valerie Dickens, Lake & Pulaski Site Director  The families at Lake & Pulaski are very consistent about bringing their children to school on a daily basis, and with volunteering on fields trips and classroom activities. The community also supports us with our Play Street 
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By Carol Washington, Home Base Director Mary Crane Home Visitors serve clients in the entire city of Chicago. Some neighborhoods where we have a higher volume of clients are Belmont Cragin, Avondale, Englewood, West Englewood, Auburn Gresham, East Garfield Park, North Lawndale, Austin, and Chicago 
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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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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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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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