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Meet Karlyn

Karlyn came to Kaleidoscope through our Find Your Future program, and we are honored to have been a part of her journey. Today, she is pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Social Work and Criminal Justice, and she continues to help youth at Kaleidoscope by volunteering with our Arts Camps, inspiring us all with her poetry […]

Find Your Future 2017 Applications

We are now accepting applications for the 2017 Find Your Future program! Through this program, we match current and former foster youth who are attending college with 10-week paid summer internships and vocational training, plus resume workshops, mock interviews, team-building activities, community volunteering and a professional etiquette dinner. With these career opportunities, youth gain valuable […]

Summer 2016 Find Your Future Closing Luncheon

On August 16, we hosted the closing luncheon for our Summer 2016 Find Your Future program. We matched these 27 dedicated young people with summer internships through our incredible community partners. Our young people gained the work experience, professional skills and networks that only internships can provide, and they were grateful! Congratulations to our graduating […]

Foster Parent Award Luncheon

At our Foster Parent Award luncheon, we recognized the incredible parents who open their homes to children and youth in our care. Thank you to these dedicated parents for your commitment to helping young people heal from trauma, build their networks of support and grow into successful adults! You inspire us!

DCFS Director Sheldon on the importance of community programs

In part two of this ABC 7 Chicago interview, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services Director Sheldon highlights programs just like ours that provide services to children and families in the community, in home settings. We work alongside our trained foster parents to provide the wrap-around, community-based services that children need to build resourcefulness, […]

2015 Holiday Gift Drive

Thank you to the generous donors who contributed hundreds of gifts to make this holiday season special for the families we serve! We’re grateful to have the support of so many individuals (you know who you are!) as well as our sponsors: Turner Acceptance Corporation Chicago Trading Company Polsinelli Shughart Northern Trust Nichole Hoehn Brightspark […]