Donate your used laptop to OPEF’s VEX Robotics

Do you have a laptop--Windows XP native or above--that you're no longer using? The Oak Park Education Foundation needs working laptops so our middle school VEX Robotics teams can program their robots. (Unfortunately we can't use Macs with our programming software.) If...

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Many thanks to the Oak Park Area Arts Council!

The Oak Park Area Arts Council has been supporting OPEF's Art Start program since its inception in 1998. Thank you so much for helping to connect students and their studies to the visual and performing arts!

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New photos from BASE Camp

Check out these pictures from week 2 of BASE (Build A Summer Education) Camp including Inside Out Architecture, VEX Robotics, Time Warp Tales, LEGO Landmarks, the Mural Project, LEGO Engineering by photographer Paul Goyette; in addition to Camp Runway and Dissection...

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Summer fun at OPEF’s BASE Camp

We're in week 2 of BASE (Build A Summer Education) Camp, and our campers are astounding us with their creations. See a slide show by Camp Coordinator Jenny Roen that includes glimpses into Inside Out Architecture, VEX Robotics, Dissection, Camp Runway, Time Warp...

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Girls Rule at first OPEF Girl Scout Robotics Workshop

On Monday, May 20, there were 'no boys allowed,' as the women of OPEF VEX Robotics took over the VEX Robotics lab at Julian Middle School for the first ever OPEF Girl Scout Robotics Workshop. An all female team of 10 VEX Robotics coaches, adult professional volunteers...

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Second graders explore birds and butterflies

Oak Park artist and author Sallie Wolf shared her books and her love of nature with Ms. Creticos' second graders at Longfellow. Ms. Wolf's Art Start residency explored birds and butterflies through painting, drawing and mixed media. Make sure to take a look at our...

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