The Reva & David Logan Foundation Funds
JPA's Connect to Kids (C2K) in Altgeld-Riverdale
PreK and Kindergarten families and children stop by JPA’s table to learn about C2K, and enjoy a summer activity pack donated by JPA’s Auxiliary Board of volunteers.
JPA is grateful for the
generous support from the Reva & David Logan Foundation that will enable us
to provide weekly consultation sessions to PreK & Kindergarten teachers,
parent community groups, and classroom programs for children in the
Altgeld-Riverdale communities over the next three years in an innovative
trauma-informed program called Connect to Kids (C2K).
C2K is designed to help teachers and families build strong, positive
relationships with their young children during the foundational years of
school, enabling children to develop a love of learning and to form the
building blocks for social-emotional well-being and functioning.
JPA Announces New Partnership Chance the Rapper and SocialWorks!
We’re proud to be one of the cohorts of SocialWorks' new initiative, My State of Mind-a guidebook listing mental wellness service providers that will be available both physically & digitally.
Below is a video of the SocialWorks’ Summit featuring founder, Chance the Rapper, explaining more about this great collaboration (we are mentioned around the 23 min. mark)!
Counseling & Treatment
JPA’s therapeutic approach involves harnessing children’s natural drive to learn, to succeed and to engage in positive relationships, while lowering psychological barriers that impede progress.
With over a decade of work in schools in some of Chicago’s most challenged neighborhoods, JPA has learned that children are ultimately motivated to learn and thrive more by positive relationships than material rewards.
JPA not only provides therapy to children, but also helps educators discover new strategies and interventions they can use with one child or an entire classroom.
The Learning Center
Information resources for parents, caregivers and professionals
JPA believes in partnerships where everyone - teachers, support staff, parents and caregivers, and even the children - can contribute to building healthy communities and positive relationships. JPA's Learning Center is aimed at professionals in child welfare, educators and families. Learn more
Serving communities for 118 years
Throughout its 118 year history, JPA has been at the forefront in addressing child abuse and neglect. Founded by Jane Addams and her colleagues during the Progressive Era, JPA is a reflection of their desire to uplift society and their belief in the possibility of reform. In its earliest incarnation, JPA provided the city’s first probation officers for children.
JPA serves more than 2,000 children and families each year.