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Architecture Adventure

Architecture Adventure

Creates amazing houses with Architecture Adventure.

Legos & Art

Legos & Art

Brings LEGOs to Geared Up classes and art supplies to Art Start classrooms.

Visiting Poet

Visiting Poet

Supports a Spoken Word visiting artist helping middle schoolers find & cultivate their individual voices.

Science Alliance

Science Alliance

Pays for residencies, field trips, and experiments with Science Alliance.

BASE Camp

BASE Camp

Provides BASE Camp scholarships for students looking for an enriching summer experience.

VEX Robotics

VEX Robotics

Outfits a Robotics team with new and replacement parts for robots.

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We aren’t funded by taxes or government grants, and our list of corporate underwriters is small. But we are a successful, growing organization because of the generosity of neighbors and friends like you. Our supporters believe in educational partnerships and hands-on activities that inspire students’ love of learning.

We reach ALL our public school kids since almost all OPEF programs take place during the school day in regular classrooms. You never know which kid will be the one to realize he has a passion for science, or she can lead the class in drumming, or engineering makes perfect sense to him. For many students, OPEF programs are the only opportunity they have to interact with a scientist, artist, engineer or architect. It’s their only opportunity to see Chicago, attend a performance or visit a scientist’s lab.

We connect learning to the real world, by bringing in experts and sending kids out on field trips. Field trips are on the decline nationwide, but OPEF continues to fund them and encourage teachers to make time for these meaningful and memorable educational experiences.

Please give generously to support exciting educational opportunities for Oak Park kids!

Or mail your contribution to 260 West Madison St., Oak Park, IL 60302.

And thank you.

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