Working Together

Working Together implements projects that benefit and support the Hispanic communities in Highwood and Highland Park. Its programs offer enrichment opportunities for children between the ages of 3 and 14 in a variety of areas including ballet, hip hop, break dance, art, robotics, Tae Won Do, swimming, guitar, and folkloric dance. While children are participating in these programs, parents are offered classes to help them learn how to speak with their children about health, wellness, sexuality, and nutrition, and can also attend yoga, zumba, knitting, and crochet classes. HPCF funding supports several of Working Together’s programs for children, including Educators of Tomorrow, which offers students the opportunity to improve their school performance and provides a safe and welcoming environment to address the tendency of young Latinos and low-income children to join gangs absent other safe and engaging activities.