The Elgin Partnership for Early Learning (EPEL) in partnership with School District U-46, Gail Borden Public Library and the Alignment Collaborative for Education hosted a Call to Community on April 12, 2019 as part of the Week of the Young Child. The event was held at Gail Borden Public Library from 8:00 to 9:45 am.
Vaughn Küerschner, Public Sector Representative of Waste Management, met with Alignment’s Executive Committees on February 26, 2019, to award a check of $5,000 to support Alignment’s work to improve early education offerings, build schools with trauma informed care cultures, and offer all students the opportunity to benefit from educational pathways graduating academic and career ready. Alignment greatly appreciates this donation and Waste Management’s continued support of its work for the last three years.
The Elgin Partnership for Early Learning (EPEL) opened its second laundromat early learning space at Blue Kangaroo in Elgin. The space is dedicated to families as an opportunity for early learning in non-traditional locations. Amber Peters, the Executive Director of EPEL, commented “that meaningful learning can occur in unconventional settings where families come together to work and play.”