Together, WE Open Doors to Better Futures For InNercity Children
Summer camp and STEM-based outdoor education sessions open doors to better futures for youth from Chicago's most economically disadvantaged neighborhoods at the Northwestern Settlement House In The Wood in Delavan, Wisconsin. Since 1936, our members and friends have supported the Northwestern Settlement mission to disrupt generational poverty by nurturing, educating and inspiring at-risk youth through social services, education and the arts.
Join us for an informational coffee Nov. 16 from 10 - 11 a.m. at Niki Campbell's home
Our currency is happy campers and lasting friendships -- send us a note at email@example.com if you want to learn how you can join us to open doors to better futures for inner-city children and families in need.
House In The Wood Gala
An inspiring night -- raising $400,000 for House In The Wood campers and programs!
Save the Date for 10.26.2019 at Theater on the Lake
The 2018 House In The Wood Gala brought friends together for a night of fun, handcrafted Tito's cocktails, Lagunitas beer, fantastic food, live music by The North 41 and and an epic fundraising auction — all to open doors to better futures for innecity children at Northwestern Settlement's House In The Wood camp.
Double Your Donation!
If your employer will match your charitable donation, please contact us! All gala proceeds directly benefit House In The Wood campers and programs because North Shore Board of Northwestern Settlement members proudly volunteer our professional services to produce the annual event.
Thanks to our Sponsors & Donors!
Thanks to our sponsors, and auction package donors, the 2018 House In The Wood Gala will provide summer camp and STEM-based outdoor education sessions for boys and girls from nearly 50 intercity neighborhoods in 2019. Please show your support for our business partners!
The North Shore Board
Video courtesy of Mark Brown Photography
Thanks to our friends and supporters, The North Shore Board of Northwestern Settlement has been nurturing, educating and inspiring innercity boys and girls since 1936. After outgrowing camps in Chicago and Northbrook, the board purchased the House In the Wood on the shores of Lake Delavan, Wisconsin in 1954. The program continues to evolve, providing an inspiring environment for Chicago's at-risk youth to learn, grow and just be kids.
We volunteer throughout the year at the Northwestern Settlement in Chicago and House In The Wood Camp in Delavan, Wisconsin. Contact us to volunteer or join our board!
Inspire House In The Wood Campers
In the summer, our families enjoy the House In The Wood summer camp open house in July, and we plan Sunday Funday activities for campers. House In The Wood is also available for outdoor education sessions for schools, and private retreat weekends. Learn more!
Nurture Northwestern Settlement Neighbors & Scholars
Our families volunteer together at the food pantry and collect clothing and household donations for families in transition. During the holidays, we serve Thanksgiving dinner to Settlement House neighbors, grant holiday wishes through the Adopt-a-Family program and make holiday meal baskets for food insecure families. See the Northwestern Settlement wish lists.
Open Doors to Better Futures for Children & Families
Each Spring, we organize St. Patrick’s Day BINGO with the Golden Agers senior club, host the Mother's Day Gift Room for Early Childhood Education and Rowe Elementary charter school scholars and visit House In The Wood for an outdoor education open house. Click here to learn about other opportunities to volunteer at Northwestern Settlement throughout the year.
In The News
Since opening in 2015, the Valerie Hall Outdoor Education Center at House In The Wood has inspired over 4,000 inner-city children to learn about math, science and explore nature. See Valerie's story in the Wilmette Beacon.
How do Northwestern Settlement's after school and camp programs nurture, educate and inspire children to achieve their dreams? Read Julie Pick's inspiring story in the Daily North Shore.
House In The Wood Gala Co-chairs Jessica Fleming (Northbrook), Sarah Boulos (Winnetka) and North Shore Board of Northwestern Settlement President Alice Schaff (Glencoe) organized the Oct. 13 House In The Wood Gala at Venue SIX10 in Chicago, raising $400,000 to support House In The Wood Campers and programs. PHOTO CREDIT: Mark Brown.
Sheridan Road Magazine's Shore Vs. City features North Shore Board President Alice Schaff.
North Shore Weekend profiles former House In The Wood campers Steve Mondrowski and Maryann Jakubowski. PHOTO CREDITS: Mark Brown Photography
The Chicago Tribune features local volunteers who are determined to opening doors better futures for intercity children at Northwestern Settlement's House In The Wood. PHOTO CREDIT: Mark Brown
Make It Better Magazine named North Shore Board one of Chicago's most impactful boards. PHOTO CREDIT: Maggie Arden
The Sheridan Road Magazine March edition features Amy O'Donnell, Laura Elsaden, Katie Taylor and Linda O'Toole at the 2017 House In The Wood Gala in Who Wore What, Where, When Wonderfully.
The Winnetka Current features North Shore volunteers of all ages inspiring Northwestern Settlement pre-school and Rowe Scholars at the annual Mother's Day Gift Room. See the news release and photo gallery. PHOTO CREDIT: Maggie Arden
2017 House In The Wood Gala
2017 Media Sponsor Sheridan Road, Daily North Shore and North Shore Weekend featured the House In The Wood Gala in the February edition's Living & Giving section.
The Winnetka Current spotlights the 2017 House In The Wood Gala, which raised $510,000 for Northwestern Settlement summer camp and outdoor education programs for at-risk youth.
Sheridan Road features volunteers who inspire intercity children at House In The Wood and Evanston Magazine explains how Northwestern Settlement programs can change a child's life.
Nov. 16 10-11 am
Niki Campbell's Home
Nov. 20 5:30 pm
Northwestern Settlement Thanksgiving Dinner
1400 Augusta, Chicago
Dec. 15 9 a.m.
Northwestern Settlement Holiday Basket Packing
1400 W. Augusta, Chicago
General Membership Meeting & Benefit Report
Melissa Corley's Home
Holiday Luncheon & Northwestern Settlement Adopt-A-Family Collection
Executive Board Meeting
North Shore Board Annual Meeting & Luncheon