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The Federation for Community Schools through the Elev8 programming looks to support the following…

Kids Need Access to Healthcare  

  • $3 million appropriation in FY09 budget to support new and existing school-based health centers.

Kids Need More Time to Learn

  • $3 million ISBE appropriation in FYO9 to support the expansion of community schools in Illinois. 

Kids Need to Come First

  • $100,000 appropriation in FY09 budget to support Children and Youth Commissions created by HB4456.

Kids Need Caring Communities

  • SB1993 will reduce negative impact on families and their communities from payday loans.



To foster and promote revitalization of the community by designing and implementing programs that improve the community’s economic viability; increase availability of quality housing to people of different income levels, while maintaining and improving existing affordable housing; and enhance delivery of social services, particularly to senior citizens.

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