North Chicago Community Partners (NCCP) cares
about the health of children in North Chicago Community Unit School
District 187 (Illinois, United States). NCCP is a nonprofit dedicated
to helping students find educational success, and it understands that
health-related factors such as hunger and nutrition can affect
children’s ability to get all they can out of school.
In April 2015, NCCP hosted its annual spring Health and Wellness Open
House at five of the district’s schools. Through its partnership with
the AbbVie Foundation and with the help of many volunteers, NCCP
provided valuable health resources in a fun way for all to enjoy.
Activities and resources at the April Open House included learning
about growing food at home, making healthy snacks and glucose and
blood sugar screenings.
The event even featured a shopping experience, with a “grocery
store” created by NCCP. Stocked with items from the Northern Illinois
Food Bank, the store provided much needed food to families who
attended the event.
By reaching more than 1,200 children and adults at the Open House,
representing 450 families, NCCP is doing its part to help children
grow up healthy, strong and fulfilled.
NCCP is a nonprofit that supports the North
Chicago school district and community to build better lives for its children.