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The Quick College Guidebook for High School Seniors

Ohh College. Often regarded as the best years of your life. If you’re getting ready to make that step, you have a big road ahead. While we congratulate you for getting accepted into that wonderful program, we also want to prep you for what to expect during your freshman year in Chicago! We thought it […]

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February Fun

This week Pitch In students started their new monthly themes, got on the stage to present to their families and enjoyed family dinner!   We played several games to share what 6th grade students and mentors have in common and students highlighted their favorite Facets film and their greatest takeaway. In 5th grade students kicked […]

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An Afternoon with DAVID Seeds

WFF is extremely esteemed to have partnered with Conagra Brands for the 6th Annual Woody’s Winter Warm-Up. The event was an incredible success! We were thrilled to have the opportunity to work with them and also sit down with their Communications Manager, Dan Skinner, to learn more about one of their most iconic brands. What […]

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Pitch In Welcomes 2017!

This January Pitch In students had a great start to the new year! Here are some updates on each of our three classes. 6th Grade students have been enjoying our partnership with Facets, a nonprofit film organization that educates through the arts and films. In total, students and mentors have enjoyed over 7 films together […]

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Pitch In December 2016

This week Pitch In students rocked in earning many Pitch In tickets and high fives from both mentors and staff! Our 4th graders are continuing to read for book club learning more about their individual texts. 5th grade students are learning how other countries around the world celebrate Christmas and our 6th graders are learning […]

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Family Dinner Week

Last week Pitch In enjoyed three family dinners, student presentations, several special guests and more!   The Pitch In Breakdown: 6th Graders learned about restorative justice this month, the three pillars and how to use them when solving an everyday conflict. They were able to practice what they learned by acting out a conflict scenario […]

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Logos with Y & R Chicago

Last week our Pitch In 4th graders got to see the transformation of the logos they created with our friends at Y & R Chicago. They were delighted with the result and couldn’t wait to take their logos home and share them with their families. We are so grateful for our partners that create and inspire […]

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Restorative Justice in 6th Grade

This month our Pitch In 6th graders are learning about the pillars of restorative justice and solving conflict through discussion. Through videos, special guests breaking down the golden role through an African history lense and applying restorative justice to student’s personal conflicts through skits, we are acquiring new tools to walk through life!

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Meet the new Pitch In Crew of 4th Graders!

Pitch In was beyond excited to welcome our new Pitch In 4th graders at the start of the month! In typical Pitch In fashion we have been enjoying You’re The MVP where mentors and students engage in many getting to know you activities including the creation of their own MVP player cards! We were also […]

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Back To School With New Back Packs!

LCA students were blessed to end their first week back to school with new back packs filled with school supplies thanks to the generosity of Draper and Kramer! This is the second year in a row Draper and Kramer employees have donated their time and money to LCA students! Last Friday most of our Draper […]

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