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Mpower the Night Raises $1.2 Million

Holiday Celebration Supports Metropolitan’s Programs and Services

“Mpower” the Night at the Holiday Celebration!

ABC7’s Judy Hsu to Emcee; More than 700 Expected to Attend

Legal Aid Society’s Award Luncheon Raises Nearly $250,000

U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon & Cam Findlay, General Counsel of ADM, Among Honorees

Town Hall Raises DV Awareness Oct. 16

Speakers, Video Presentation, and Expert Panel Discussion Among Highlights

Evanston/Skokie Center & Y.O.U. Sponsor Forum on Youth Violence Prevention

WBEZ’s Steve Bynum to Moderate Panel

U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon and Atty. Cameron Findlay to be Recognized

Legal Aid Society Annual Luncheon honors outstanding contributions to the legal community.

Se Abrieron ya las Inscripciones para Educación Temprana Calificada

Guarderia, “Head Start” y Cuidado de Niños disponible en Metropolitan Family Services

Calm those First-Day-of-School Jitters: Tips for Preparing Your Child for Preschool Early Learning

Here are some tips to help your child’s first day of preschool go smoothly.

Mayor Emanuel and Metropolitan Announce New Southwest Side Early Learning Center

Mayor Outlines Vision to Expand Pre-Kindergarten to All 4-Year Old Children in the City of Chicago

Enrollment Open Now for Quality Early Learning in Chicago and DuPage

PreK, Head Start and Child Care Available at Metropolitan Family Services

MetroMentors Youth Mentoring Program Receives $12,500 Grant from The DuPage Community Foundation

MetroMentors youth mentoring program has received a $12,500 grant from The DuPage Community Foundation.

President Bill Clinton and Mayor Rahm Emanuel Tour Englewood Learning and Wellness Center

Metropolitan Family Services was honored on June 20 to welcome President Bill Clinton and Mayor Rahm Emanuel to its Learning and Wellness Center, which opened in February to provide high quality early learning and a range of other services to families in the greater Englewood area.

One-Day ‘Blitz Build’ Will Give Englewood Children’s Facility a Face Lift

A team of more than 150 design and construction professionals and volunteers will come together June 25 for a one-day “blitz build” event to transform Metropolitan Family Services’ Learning and Wellness Center that recently opened on Chicago’s South Side.

A Tie for Father’s Day? Good Idea!

Donate to Metropolitan for Father’s Day and give a father in need a tie…along with resume help, interview coaching and any other placement support a young father can use to land a job.

Jazz at the Met: A Swinging Good Time

ABC7 News Reporter Leah Hope will Emcee the Event Featuring Live Performances

Leaders Celebrate Opening of New Health Program in Englewood

More than 100 community leaders, service providers and local residents gathered today for the official opening of the Child & Wellness Program at Mile Square Health Center Englewood, the first facility in Chicago’s Englewood community to offer integrated physical and mental health care services to families.

DuPage Gala Raises $181,000 for DuPage Families in Need

350 of DuPage County’s civic and social leaders came out for an evening of celebration and fundraising at the 13th Annual DuPage Gala of Metropolitan Family Services DuPage.

Cubs Care Goes to Bat for Community Schools

Metropolitan’s Community Schools program is the beneficiary of Cubs Care generosity.

Metropolis 2014 is June 6

Supporting quality early childhood programs, violence prevention and intervention programs, and services ranging from counseling to financial and legal services is the goal of Metropolis 2014.

We’ve Got the Perfect Mother’s Day Gift

Help a Mother or Family in Need

NBC5’s Dr. Sandy Goldberg to Emcee DuPage Gala Friday

Dr. Sandy Goldberg, special contributor to NBC5 News and host of the series “Food for Thought,” will emcee the 13th Annual DuPage Gala Friday, May 2.

Spring Fever Benefit Raises Funds for Metropolitan Family Services Evanston/Skokie Valley Center

Live music, dancing and shrieks of delight from raffle winners helped make this year’s Spring Fever a night to remember.

Volunteer and Get Something Back

It is estimated that about 1 in 4 Americans volunteered their time to an organization last year

Our New Learning & Wellness Center is the Focus of National Group’s Visit

A team of 35 representatives from cities, schools and community organizations from across the country convened in Chicago today to discuss how communities are better aligning services to meet the needs of children and families.

The 13th Annual DuPage Gala is May 2

Charity Fete Benefits Provider of Head Start, Mental Health and Senior Services throughout DuPage County

Hats Off to Social Workers

They are mentors, counselors, motivators and advocates.

Cure Your “Spring Fever” with Live Music, Dancing and Tasty Treats

Proceeds Benefit Evanston/Skokie Valley Center

Andrew Wade Appointed Vice President for Strategy and Communication

Newly Created Department will be Key in Integrating Strategic Initiatives

New Learning and Wellness Center To Open

It takes a village to raise a child.

Focusing on Healthy Teen Relationships

Unhealthy dating relationships can start early and can affect teens in many ways for years to come.

Tips for Tackling Stress

Focus on Mental Wellness

Poverty Rate Holds On Stubbornly

January is National Poverty in America Awareness Month

Make a Resolution that Makes a Difference

January is National Mentoring Month

Listen to the Back Office Cooperative Interview

The innovative Back Office Cooperative, a collaborative group of nonprofit organizations in Chicago, is celebrating its fifth year of operation and $5 million in collective savings for its members.

Make a Tax-Deductible Gift by Dec. 31

Remember to make a tax-deductible gift to Metropolitan Family Services by December 31.

400 Families in Need Receive Holiday Dinners

On Dec. 21, volunteers from MillerCoors and Town & Country Distributors, packed up and passed out 400 bags of food containing the makings of a holiday feast.

President & CEO Ric Estrada Named Person of the Year

President and CEO Ric Estrada was named the 2013 Person of the Year by the Corporate Responsibility Group of Greater Chicago.

Metropolitan Family Services DuPage Welcomes Three New Board Members

Metropolitan Family Services DuPage has named three new members to its Community Board.

150 Families in Need Received Holiday Dinners

The event is made possible by the generous contributions of MillerCoors, along with partner Jewel-Osco.

Media Celebs to Emcee Holiday Celebration

ABC7 Meteorologist Tracy Butler and WLS Radio’s Roe Conn to Emceethe Metropolitan Family Services 32nd Annual Holiday Celebration

Help for Our Veterans

Veterans Day is a holiday set aside to honor and thank the men and women who served our nation in the military, both in wartime and peace.

Metropolitan Receives National Award

Recognized by National Membership Association as Agency of the Year

Former U.S. Attorneys Patrick Fitzgerald and Scott R. Lassar Share Insights on Current Legal Issues

Event raises more than $203,000 for legal services benefiting low-income Chicago-area families

Metropolitan Appoints New Chair, Board Members

Tribune Publishing Co. CEO/Publisher Tony Hunter Named Board Chair

Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation Awards Multi-Million Dollar Grant for Chil

Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation Awards Multi-Million Dollar Grant for Children’s Mental Health Services in Chicago’s High Risk Neighborhoods.

Tickets on Sale for the 32nd Annual Holiday Celebration

Celebrate the Season of Giving and Get a Chance to Win an “Instant Wine Cellar”

Metropolitan Rallies for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

It is estimated that one in four women and one in seven men in the United States suffer serious physical violence at the hands of an intimate partner at least once during their lifetimes.