Turn on the power: Volunteer with University Village’s summer program

University Village barbecue
Sometimes, it really does take a village – or, in the case of DeKalb, a University Village. NIU, University Village, the City of DeKalb Police Department, DeKalb County Community Gardens, DeKalb County KEYS/Ben Gordon Center, Kishwaukee Community Hospital, the Kishwaukee Family YMCA, Live Healthy DeKalb County, New Hope Baptist Church and Voluntary Action Center have come together to create Camp…

Campus Child Care installs new climbing equipment on playground

NIU Campus Child Care welcomed a new “Grounds for Play” climbing structure May 21. The structure was purchased with funds awarded from the Illinois Quality Counts Grant and the DeKalb County Community Foundation Community Needs Grant. Campus Child Care has been in operation for more than 30 years, with 15 of those years in their current building.…

Parents: Stop the ‘summer slide’ at NIU’s creative, educational camps

Summer is just around the corner. Do you know where your kids will be burning daylight this year? At Northern Illinois University’s summer camps, your children can learn to write the great American novel, become the next Indiana Jones, sharpen their soccer skills, create video games, design roller coasters or even prevent future wars between humans…

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