About Us

The Altgeld-Riverdale Early Learning Coalition 

The coalition is dedicated to building a comprehensive community infrastructure that will ensure all children in the Altgeld-Riverdale community are on track to succeed by third grade.  Click here for a fact sheet.

Formed in 2012, the Coalition works to strengthen early learning opportunities for children from pre-birth to age 8 and foster their physical, academic, and social/emotional development. It is comprised of more than two dozen member organizations, including local child-care centers, elementary schools, social service providers, library, park district, and faith-based communities, as well as community residents.

The coalition holds monthly meetings, open to all interested local residents and service providers.  Meeting notices are posted on this website and emailed to all members.  Click here to subscribe to our email list.

The Community Beat – brought to you courtesy of the Altgeld-Riverdale Early Learning Coalition – is your all-in-one online resource for events, services, and organizations in Altgeld Gardens, Concordia Place, Golden Gate, and Riverside Village.

It’s a website run by the community, for the community, and all are welcome to participate. If you’d like to get involved, please use our Contact Us form.

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Upcoming Events

September 27, 2017
  • Olive Harvey College Information Hour

    September 27, 2017  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Olive-Harvey College, 10001 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60628, USA

    You're invited to Olive-Harvey College's Information Hour, held every Wednesday at noon and 5:30 p.m. Come hear how OHC can help you succeed, fulfill your educational and career needs and explore your future with the many services and programs at Olive-Harvey College.

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  • Olive Harvey College Information Hour

    September 27, 2017  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Olive-Harvey College, 10001 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60628, USA

    You're invited to Olive-Harvey College's Information Hour, held every Wednesday at noon and 5:30 p.m. Come hear how OHC can help you succeed, fulfill your educational and career needs and explore your future with the many services and programs at Olive-Harvey College.

    See more details

October 4, 2017
  • Olive Harvey College Information Hour

    October 4, 2017  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Olive-Harvey College, 10001 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60628, USA

    You're invited to Olive-Harvey College's Information Hour, held every Wednesday at noon and 5:30 p.m. Come hear how OHC can help you succeed, fulfill your educational and career needs and explore your future with the many services and programs at Olive-Harvey College.

    See more details

  • Olive Harvey College Information Hour

    October 4, 2017  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Olive-Harvey College, 10001 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60628, USA

    You're invited to Olive-Harvey College's Information Hour, held every Wednesday at noon and 5:30 p.m. Come hear how OHC can help you succeed, fulfill your educational and career needs and explore your future with the many services and programs at Olive-Harvey College.

    See more details

October 5, 2017
  • Early Learning Coalition Meeting

    October 5, 2017  12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Carver Park Fieldhouse, 939 E. 132nd Street

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October 10, 2017
  • Fall 2017 Parent Enrichment

    October 10, 2017  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Aldridge Elementary School, 630 E 131st St, Chicago, IL 60827, USA

    Empowering parents to improve family relationships and help their children lead fulfilling and productive lives. Call 312-590-0789 to register. Sponsored by Metropolitan Family Services.

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  • Teen Tuesday at Altgeld Library

    October 10, 2017  4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    Altgeld Branch, Chicago Public Library, 13281 S Corliss Ave, Chicago, IL 60827, USA

    Come check out how you can contribute to and make a difference in your community. Altgeld Library's Teen Tuesday series seeks to bring together teens to promote educational, emotional and spiritual growth.

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October 11, 2017
  • Olive Harvey College Information Hour

    October 11, 2017  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Olive-Harvey College, 10001 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60628, USA

    You're invited to Olive-Harvey College's Information Hour, held every Wednesday at noon and 5:30 p.m. Come hear how OHC can help you succeed, fulfill your educational and career needs and explore your future with the many services and programs at Olive-Harvey College.

    See more details

  • Olive Harvey College Information Hour

    October 11, 2017  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Olive-Harvey College, 10001 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60628, USA

    You're invited to Olive-Harvey College's Information Hour, held every Wednesday at noon and 5:30 p.m. Come hear how OHC can help you succeed, fulfill your educational and career needs and explore your future with the many services and programs at Olive-Harvey College.

    See more details

October 12, 2017
  • Fall 2017 Parent Enrichment

    October 12, 2017  11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Carver Park District Fieldhouse, 939 E 132nd Place

    Empowering parents to improve family relationships and help their children lead fulfilling and productive lives. Call 312-590-0789 to register. Sponsored by Metropolitan Family Services.

    See more details

October 14, 2017
  • The Connections Between Animal Abuse and Family Violence

    October 14, 2017  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Chicago Police Department 5th District, 727 E. 111th Street

    Presented by the 5th District Domestic Violence Subcommittee. RSVP to CAPS, 312-747-3100

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October 17, 2017
  • Fall 2017 Parent Enrichment

    October 17, 2017  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Aldridge Elementary School, 630 E 131st St, Chicago, IL 60827, USA

    Empowering parents to improve family relationships and help their children lead fulfilling and productive lives. Call 312-590-0789 to register. Sponsored by Metropolitan Family Services.

    See more details

October 18, 2017
  • Olive Harvey College Information Hour

    October 18, 2017  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Olive-Harvey College, 10001 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60628, USA

    You're invited to Olive-Harvey College's Information Hour, held every Wednesday at noon and 5:30 p.m. Come hear how OHC can help you succeed, fulfill your educational and career needs and explore your future with the many services and programs at Olive-Harvey College.

    See more details

  • Olive Harvey College Information Hour

    October 18, 2017  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Olive-Harvey College, 10001 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60628, USA

    You're invited to Olive-Harvey College's Information Hour, held every Wednesday at noon and 5:30 p.m. Come hear how OHC can help you succeed, fulfill your educational and career needs and explore your future with the many services and programs at Olive-Harvey College.

    See more details

October 19, 2017
  • Fall 2017 Parent Enrichment

    October 19, 2017  11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Carver Park District Fieldhouse, 939 E 132nd Place

    Empowering parents to improve family relationships and help their children lead fulfilling and productive lives. Call 312-590-0789 to register. Sponsored by Metropolitan Family Services.

    See more details

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