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September 9, 2021: How to Fundraise in a Pandemic: Wins, Losses and Lessons Learned
At the Juvenile Protection Association — a 120-year-old organization that brings mental health professionals into the classroom to help students in under-resourced neighborhoods — the pandemic’s impact was felt immediately. 

June 10, 2021: Finalists Selected in Multi-Million Dollar Chicago Whole Child Learning Acceleration and Wellness Initiative

As students across the city head into their final weeks of a school year rocked by the COVID-19 pandemic, a local venture philanthropy fund focused on supporting Chicago youth from cradle to career today announced eight finalists as part of its multi-million-dollar initiative to identify and invest in Chicago’s most promising innovations to accelerate learning recovery and promote wellbeing in communities disproportionately affected by the pandemic.

February 12, 2021: Mesirow Child Thrive Resource Center

JPA will collaborate with the following partners on this community-driven initiative: Children’s Place Association (CPA), West Humboldt Park Development Council, and Rush University Medical Center.


June 14, 2020: Editorial: Chicago Forward — Your proposals, and hope for our youth (Chicago Tribune)

"What these young souls don't know is that we need these 'outsiders' as much as they need us 'insiders,' the engaged citizens of Chicago. Our city as a whole will rise or fall depending upon our success in facilitating their success. These are young lives in the balance. Ours is a city in the balance."

June 3, 2020: Meaningful Message from JPA President & CEO, Karen G. Foley

“True peace is not merely the absence of war, it is the presence of justice.” - Jane Addams

April 19, 2020: Our Charities: Courage in the Face of Challenge (Classic Chicago Magazine)

“We are in close contact with all our families. At this time, children are anxious and afraid, and they pick up even more when parents show understandable fears. We are dealing with families in high poverty and violence—we want them to know that they can rely on us.” - Karen G. Foley, JPA President & CEO

June 14, 2019: Mapping Stanley Tigerman’s diverse Chicago Work

JPA is honored that our offices are considered the fifth most influential work of famed architect, Stanley Tigerman.

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