Category: News

Kierra Turpin: A Find Your Future Intern’s Perspective

Kierra Turpin: A Find Your Future Intern’s Perspective

This blog was written by the incredibly talented Kierra Turpin, who interned in Kaleidoscope’s communications and development department during the summer of 2022 as part of our Find Your Future program. We’re grateful to Kierra for sharing her experiences with us here and for being a dedicated, thoughtful and hardworking intern all summer!

Recap: First Annual Foster Parent Recruitment Picnic

While we wait finalize details of the TWO Foster Parent Recruitment Picnics taking place in 2022, check out this recap of the 2021 event and its significance in helping children, youth and families heal.  Ahead of last year’s First Annual Foster Parent Recruitment Picnic at Dan Ryan Woods Pavilion, Executive Director of Kaleidoscope, Kathy Grzelak, […]

Mission & Vision

Ahead of Kaleidoscope’s 50th Anniversary, leadership, Board of Directors and stakeholders have been engaging in conversations to ensure our commitment to community based care and family focused interventions. Through the conversations, we have updated our mission and vision to better highlight the work that we do with families in the community. Kaleidoscope’s mission is to […]

Kaleidoscope’s Summer Extravaganza

Kaleidoscope is thrilled to announce our Summer Extravaganza is back to help children and families celebrate the last days of summer and get ready for a new school year! While we have tried our best to get families ready for school over the past two years, the pandemic didn’t allow us to gather in person, […]

Juneteenth Celebration

Kaleidoscope would like to send a huge thank you to our BIPOC Affinity group and our friends at 345 Art Gallery here in Chicago, for partnering and hosting Kaleidoscope’s Juneteenth celebration last week. Kaleidoscope teams were able to come together and hear live performances, explore the gallery, and hear speakers regarding the history and significance […]

Counting Down to 50 Years of Impact!

Today marks the official countdown to Kaleidoscope’s 50th Anniversary! June 6, 2023 will officially mark 50 years of Kaleidoscope impacting the lives of children, youth and families in the community. When Kaleidoscope was first founded, it was on the belief that children and youth could be served better in a family-, community-based setting. At the […]

Happy Pride Month!

As an agency that works with children, youth and families, we know how important is to celebrate the accomplishments of the LGBTQ+ community and celebrate PRIDE month. As part of our DEI ongoing DEI journey, we’ve been able to make strides to promote equity for LGBTQ+ staff and families.  With the help of stakeholders, community […]

Stories that Connect- May 19, 2022

Kaleidoscope was happy to return to an in person event after more than 2 years apart. We were able to enjoy the night together as we honored past Kaleidoscope leaders, shared our vision for the future, and raised critical funds that support Kaleidoscope’s programs for children and families. Most importantly, we continued to build connections […]

Stories that Connect: Attendee Details

Stories that Connect is Kaleidoscope’s annual fundraising event to support our programs for children, youth and families healing from abuse and neglect in Chicago. We’re thrilled to be back in person for this year’s event. The evening will include an open bar and heavy appetizers, silent auction, paddle raise and a brief program featuring our young […]

Meet Bryan Samuels, Stories that Connect Featured Speaker

Bryan Samuels is the Executive Director of Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, a nonprofit policy research institute focused on connecting research to action. Under Samuels’ leadership, Chapin Hall is actively working in more than 40 states in building knowledge and creating solutions with and for public system partners, community leaders and members, and […]