Cubs Care Batting a Million

It was a beautiful day at Wrigley Field for the annual Cubs Care Grant Luncheon May 6. Metropolitan Family Services is grateful to once again be included among about 40 nonprofits awarded grants from Cubs Care, a fund of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, and Cubs Charities. Together, the grants totaled more than $1.1 million. This is the 4th consecutive year Metropolitan has received a Cubs Care grant.

Cubs Care donated $15,000 in support of our Community Schools program. Community Schools promote public schools as safe, violent-free hubs for the whole community. It’s where afterschool programs offer students homework help, life skills education, involvement in civic projects, and exposure to culture and the arts. Programs for parents and local residents open the experience up to the entire community.

As one of the first Community School providers in Chicago, Metropolitan Family Services knows how vital Community Schools programming is to youth and families in low-income neighborhoods. We currently serve 2,950 students from 27 elementary and five high schools.

We appreciate the continued, generous support of Cubs Care and value their passionate commitment to bettering communities throughout the Chicago area.


Pictured: Laura Ricketts, Co-owner, Chicago Cubs; Jed Hoyer, General Manager, Chicago Cubs; Justin Grimm, Pitcher, Chicago Cubs; Ric Estrada, President & CEO, Metropolitan Family Services; and Clark


Populus Returns for A Fun Day at Camp!


Populus Group, a staffing services company located in Lisle, Illinois, paid a return visit to Metropolitan’s camp held at Reinberg school in Chicago. Populus Staff provided five hours of fun, inspirational talks and a delicious pizza lunch for more than 25 campers. Each camper also received a bag of school supplies and the program received two tubs of much needed art supplies. The kids truly had a great time & exclaimed, “We can’t wait until you come back next year!”  Thank you Populus Group!