Welcome new VEX Robotics staff!

OPEF welcomes Kevin Berger, Kristi Braun, Steve Olson, and Griffin Waterman, to the VEX Robotics staff! "We’re so excited about the new staff joining VEX Robotics this year! They bring with them a wealth of expertise that will help us provide even more exciting...

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OPEF Executive Director search underway

With OPEF Executive Director Deb Abrahamson retiring in December, a search is now underway for a new Executive Director to lead the growing, 27-year-old organization. Working closely with the Board of Directors, staff, District 97, parents, volunteers, and other local...

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LEGOpalooza was awesome and in the news!

Everything was awesome at LEGOpalooza 2016! Thanks to all who came and supported OPEF! Special shout out to Paul Goyette for hanging with us the entire night taking special snaps and also to our fabulous appetizer and food sponsors: Alpine Food Shop Blue Plate Chicago...

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Longfellow second graders make LEGO communities

Click on slideshow above to see all the photos. It's amazing what you can do with LEGOs! Mr. Naber's second-grade class at Longfellow chose a particular community to build -- rural, suburban, or urban. They measured their buildings using centimeters and inches,...

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OPEF Executive Director Deb Abrahamson to Retire in December

Deb Abrahamson announced today that she is retiring from the Oak Park Education Foundation (OPEF) after 19 years of service, more than 10 of which were spent as the organization's first executive director. She will continue working for OPEF through December 2016 to...

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Oak Park Science Mural Tour

If you haven’t seen all the beautiful murals around town created by OPEF BASE Camp students for the past six years, we’ve got them plotted on Google Maps.

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