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LEGOs

LEGOs

Supplies LEGOs to a class of Geared Up students for a trimester of challenging lessons in physical science, math and engineering.

Scientist Residency

Scientist Residency

Pays for a year-long residency with a Science Alliance scientist, including field trips and supplies for experiments.

Visiting Poet

Visiting Poet

Sponsors a week-long residency of a Spoken Word visiting artist, helping middle schoolers find and cultivate their unique voices.

Field Trip

Field Trip

Funds an Art Start field trip for 100 students to a dance performance, play or studio with their visiting artist.

Materials/Tools

Materials/Tools

Covers Architecture Adventure materials and tools for 30 classes working together with an expert architect.

1 Year of Robots

1 Year of Robots

Provides funding for 5 students to do VEX Robots for an entire year.

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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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