2023 Festival Sponsors
All Day Montessori follows the American Montessori Society’s education method, developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, based on children’s scientific observations from birth to adulthood. Dr. Montessori’s Method has been time tested, with over 100 years of success in diverse cultures worldwide.
It is a view of the child as naturally eager for knowledge and capable of initiating learning in a supportive, thoughtfully prepared learning environment. It is an approach that values the child’s development—physical, social, emotional, cognitive.
Dr. Montessori discovered that children learn from each other across a spectrum of ages and skills, and it is this kind of learning fosters teamwork and empathy. The Montessori approach is about a child’s emotional, social development as it is his academic skills. Using this approach, our students learn to think critically, work collaboratively, and make good choices.
Our Vision: To empower students to build life skills and embrace their full potential. “The child is both a hope and a promise for mankind.” – Dr. Maria Montessori.
Mission Statement: To provide a full-day, Montessori based early childhood learning experience that is nurturing, educationally rich, and developmentally appropriate.
Core Values: We provide a welcoming, diverse, and peaceful learning environment where all children are respected and loved as unique individuals. We engage children in purposeful work that engenders a love of learning. We foster the skills necessary to help our students work autonomously and collaboratively.
Bookie’s has long been a neighborhood independent bookstore on the South Side of Chicago. We’ve been helping our community to find their reading material for almost 30 years. On July 1, 2017, Bookie’s moved to a brand new double storefront on Western Ave. On September 21st, 2018, Bookie’s also added a second location in south suburban Homewood! Bookie’s sells new and used books to all ages, from the newest bestsellers to the obscure, hard-to-find treasures that only a true bibliophile would appreciate.
At Mirjam Quinn and Associates, our mission is to help individuals, couples, and families live authentic, connected, and happy lives. Our work is focused on assisting clients in identifying and growing their unique set of strengths while learning the skills that research shows to be necessary for building healthy emotion regulation skills, balanced relationships, and the ability to thrive through challenge. We believe that every person holds within them the capacity to lead a life of joy and connection, and that helping clients fully realize this potential will create individual happiness, stronger families, and more peaceful communities.
We recognize that finding a therapist who understands your needs, works with you to identify your goals, and “just gets you” is important, but can be an intimidating process. At MQA, we work as a collaborative, multidisciplinary team, meeting on a weekly basis to discuss treatment approaches, learn from one another, and provide teaching and mentorship to the next generation.
Clinical Psychologists: A clinical psychologist holds a doctoral degree (either a PhD or PsyD) in psychology. They have completed 5-7 years of postgraduate work focusing on research, classwork, and hands-on clinical training. They will also have completed a postdoctoral fellowship, during which they complete additional clinically supervised work before passing a state licensing exam. The education of clinical psychologists focuses on diagnosing and treating behavioral and emotional concerns such as autism, relationship concerns, anxiety disorders, depression, AD/HD, behavioral disorders, PTSD, substance use, and eating disorders.
Committed to Christ, Diversity and Mission: Morgan Park Presbyterian Church is a diverse multi-generational church family in the Presbyterian Church (USA) providing a loving community and prophetic voice for the Beverly Morgan Park area. All are welcome in this place!
We gather for weekly Sunday worship at 10:30am and have a Sunday School class for adults and children at 9:30am before worship. We seek to grow through bible study, contextual sermons, and opportunities for mission.
Our Story: Our congregation has been serving the Beverly Morgan Park community for over 125 years! We have been a voice of inclusion in this community and represent the diversity of our current context.
Morgan Park United Methodist Church is a diverse community of faith … serving, caring, and sharing.
Our Mission: To make disciples of Jesus Christ and to nurture persons in Christian living. To witness to the world lovingly and justly as servants of Jesus by healing, caring, and embracing all people.
Morgan Park UMC actively supports many community-based ministries and organizations, such as hosting Maple-Morgan Park Food Pantry. MPUMC serves youth in Nepal and organizes here in Chicago with CeaseFire. We also support many extension ministries as a faithful Rainbow Covenant partner through The Advance.
For more than 80 years, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) has focused on improving the health of our communities. To build on that legacy, we opened our first-ever neighborhood center in Chicago’s historic Pullman neighborhood.
The Blue Door Neighborhood CenterSM is a space to learn, connect and focus on your health. We want to empower you to make a difference in your health. In particular, we aim to help you improve your health in the following areas:
- Family and child wellness
- Mental health
- Heart health
- Diabetes management
- Asthma management
The center is not a clinic. We don’t provide health services. But, we are a place where you can attend classes, workshops and get access to community resources.
At BCBSIL, we understand that where you live and work has a direct effect on your access to care—and that has a direct effect on your wellbeing. Our goal is to look for ways to improve the health of the community by helping you focus on your wellness and connecting you to supportive resources.
The mission of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is to enrich Chicago’s artistic vitality and cultural vibrancy. To support this overarching mission, the Cultural Grants Program’s goal is simple: to serve as a catalyst to foster a robust, healthy arts community where artists, nonprofit arts and culture organizations and creative industries thrive. Designed to reach artists, creatives, and nonprofit arts and culture organizations across Chicago, DCASE Cultural Grants provide operating funds and project support for nonprofits and project specific funding for individual artists.
This event is supported by a Chicago Presents grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events.
We are a global, science-led biopharmaceutical business and our innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide.
The AstraZeneca Foundation works to advance health equity and foster community well-being through strategic grant-giving and capacity building support for nonprofit organizations. Established in 1993 as a nonprofit charitable organization, the Foundation is a separate legal entity from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals with distinct legal restrictions.
Great Lakes Clinical Trials is an independent clinical research center located in the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago. Founded in 2014 by Steve Satek, the goal of opening Great Lakes Clinical Trials was to make clinical study opportunities more convenient and comfortable for patients.
Since opening, their trials have helped get new medications, treatments, and therapies FDA approved which enables future generations to live happier, healthier, and longer lives. Backed by 25 years of clinical research experience, Great Lakes’ team of board-certified doctors, nurses, and clinical researchers have come to specialize in the study of investigational medications, food products, and supplements for the treatment of chronic diseases, notably in metabolic disorders, Alzheimer’s Disease, depression, and COVID-19.
In clinical trials, creating a welcoming atmosphere for patients of all backgrounds regardless of their race, gender identity, religion, ethnicity, physical abilities, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, or criminal history is Great Lakes vision of a healthy, happy, and informed community. Great Lakes has also been featured locally on WGN, CBS, PBS, and in the Chicago Tribune for the successful results of their studies and for their efforts against fighting Alzheimer’s Disease.
You can stay up to date on their current enrolling studies by visiting their website http://www.greatlakesclinicaltrials.com or following them on social at @GreatLakesCT. All trials are voluntary, compensated, and do not require insurance to participate. Transportation to the clinic is often provided.
Olive-Harvey College, located at 10001 South Woodlawn Avenue in southeast Chicago, serves thousands of students annually in their pursuit of a certificate, degree, GED or learning English as a second language.
Olive-Harvey College is the Center of Excellence in Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics (TDL) – one of the region’s fastest growing industry segments. The curriculum’s focus on key modes of transportation such as air, rail and road.
Students can learn:
- The fundamentals of moving raw and/or finished products from points of origin to customers, including: product receiving, storage, order processing, packaging, shipping, inventory control, hazardous materials handling, dispatch, tracking, equipment operations and managerial functions.
- The skills and tools for obtaining a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).
- Health & safety for TDL including basic OSHA standards, safe lifting practices and driver wellness.
- The rules, regulations and requirements to which warehouses and distribution centers must adhere.
- About practical career opportunities in the public chauffeur field, which includes livery, limo and medical carriers.
Olive-Harvey students also learn from tours of TDL facilities, guest industry speakers and professional development workshops designed to create more qualified and competitive candidates for TDL jobs.
We put our hearts into healthy futures: From well care to the most critical care, Advocate Children’s Hospital offers only the best care for your kids – because every child deserves a happy and healthy life ahead. Find out what makes us the right choice for your family.
We ensure the best possible care: Patients come from around the world to our internationally recognized Advocate Children’s Heart Institute, one of the largest pediatric cardiovascular programs in the Midwest.
We’re also recognized for clinical excellence in:
- Cardiology and cardiovascular surgery
- Center for Fetal Care / maternal fetal medicine
- General Surgery
- Pain management
- Primary care
We are a kid-focused team:
- Everything we do is designed to make you and your family feel supported and at home, from the highest level of specialized pediatric critical care to our kid-focused Advocate Children’s Medical Group.
- Pediatricians, board-certified pediatric specialists and sub-specialists
- Sites of care and specialty clinics in the Chicago area
- Pediatric beds, including 169 Level III neonatal intensive care beds
As one of the nation’s leading diversified health care benefits companies, Aetna provides people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care – and the financial side of healthcare.
Our health insurance products include medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health. We also offer services for healthcare management, workers’ compensation administration and health information technology.
Aetna is a proud CVS Health® company: We share a common purpose with CVS Health: Bringing our heart to every moment of your health™.We’re here for you — and every person we serve — to offer a higher level of trusted care. No matter where you are on your health care journey.
Everyone deserves a path to their best health: As part of the CVS Health family, we believe that everyone should have a fair and just opportunity to achieve their best health. This is known as health equity.
What is Uber Eats?
Uber Eats is a separate food delivery app that uses the same Uber technology that allows users to travel across cities simply and efficiently. Partnered with more than 80,000 restaurants in over 250 cities around the world, Uber Eats delivers food to millions of people at the touch of a button.
How to order:
- Download the app or go to ubereats.com
- Sign in with the same login details of your Uber account or create an account
- Enter the delivery point – it can be your home, office or wherever you are in the city
- Choose from hundreds of options – search for your favorite restaurants or filter your search by price, delivery time or dietary restrictions
- Place the order with a simple push of a button and pay with the card added to the app
- Track your order in real-time – see how it’s picked up and delivered to your door or to your front door, whichever you prefer
The mission of the Black Fire Brigade is to promote and protect the fire service while providing continued education and resources to members along with preserving the history and heritage of the black firefighters.
Black Fire Brigade is a not-for-profit organization that recruits, trains, and provides employment opportunities to African American youngsters to become medical technicians and firefighters. We have been working and providing employment opportunities for the African American community in and around Chicago.
Lifetime Sponsor: 3+Years
Gold Level Sponsor $10,000+
Black Level Sponsor: $2,500+
Red Level Sponsor: $1,000+
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