Self-Care Is Essential

As nonprofits leaders, we play a critical role in protecting the health and well-being of the communities we serve. Self-care has to be a priority for us to be at our best while caring for others. Our essential teams on the front lines providing urgent mental health services, invaluable child care, and life-changing opportunities for [...]

2021-04-15T10:51:18-05:00April 15th, 2021|News|

Wartburg College Establishes Ada S. McKinley Scholarship

We are extremely grateful to Wartburg College for establishing the Ada S. McKinley Scholarship to increase college access for low-income first-generation students. Wartburg has a 97% success rate amongst its graduates and an 82% acceptance rate to medical school (twice the national average). Ada S. McKinley has placed more than 75,000 African American youth in [...]

2021-04-12T10:39:48-05:00April 6th, 2021|News|

Mary Mitchell’s Letter to Ada S. McKinley

"Dear Ada ... Your story would have inspired me. It should have been told decades ago ... When history omits those who have brought light where there was darkness, it cheats us out of seeing the path we are to follow." - Mary Mitchell, columnist at the Chicago Sun-Times Ada S. McKinley’s time has come [...]

2021-03-11T10:57:00-06:00March 11th, 2021|News|

Chicago Tonight Closed Out Black History Month Recognizing Ada

Black Voices, the WTTW - Chicago PBS program that brings the diverse voices of Chicago’s Black community to the forefront, addressed the unsung legacy of Ada Sophia McKinley in this final segment of Chicago Tonight’s Black History Month programming. The story focuses on the effort to rewrite and strengthen the history in which Jane Addams [...]

2021-03-01T15:45:57-06:00March 1st, 2021|News|

COVID-19 Vaccine: Where You Can Sign Up

Below is a list of websites and locations where you can sign up to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. Due to demand, websites may experience issues due to high traffic.  Please be patient and diligent when attempting to sign up.  Signing up at multiple locations may increase your odds in securing a vaccination appointment.  Questions about [...]

2021-04-30T10:47:40-05:00February 25th, 2021|News|

The Beverly Review Highlights the Work that Continues to Honor our Founder

"No matter what the challenge of the moment is...we have the commitment to serve." – Venise Hardy, VP of Educational Services at Ada S. McKinley Community Services, Inc. Ashley Anderson at The Beverly Review highlighted our acclaimed College Preparation and Placement Program ... Legacy of pioneer lives on through work of nonprofit February 23, 2021 [...]

2021-02-23T16:44:37-06:00February 23rd, 2021|News|

WGN Channel 9 Airs Touching Segment on Ada S. McKinley

"Why hasn't Ada McKinley been written more about?  I mean, to me that's the most shocking part of the whole endeavor." – Rodney Dieser, professor at University of Northern Iowa Professor Dieser and KangJae Lee, assistant professor at North Carolina State University, recently published award-winning research about our founder, and what they deem less than [...]

2021-02-19T18:49:23-06:00February 19th, 2021|News|

Weather Related Closings

Due to inclement weather, several Ada S. McKinley locations will be closed on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. Please refer to the following information for site closures and program impacts: Administrative Office will be CLOSED and staff are expected to telecommute. The office will reopen on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. All School, Educational Services, Childcare/Head Start [...]

2021-02-16T05:23:10-06:00February 16th, 2021|News|

Vaccinations for Child Care Workers: Ada Offers Insight to Chalk Beat Chicago

“There is a long line of people wanting to get vaccinated, but again our staff have been in those classrooms, and they’ve been in there for several months now.” – Curt Holderfield, Vice President of Child Development & Youth services at Ada S. McKinley.  Learn more about the challenges child care workers are facing with [...]

2021-02-19T18:44:49-06:00February 12th, 2021|News|
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