R4 Community Involvement
Family is extremely important to R4. This extends beyond our R4 family and personal family members to our community. The R4 team works closely with the following organizations to support their efforts as they enrich, inspire and empower.
Lyric Opera of Chicago
www.lyricopera.orgLyric Opera of Chicago, founded in 1954, is one of the world's greatest opera companies. It is renowned internationally for its artistic excellence and financial strength. Over the past two decades the company has achieved unparalleled success in its ticket sales, averaging 100% attendance from 1988-2002, and more than 90% attendance since that time. Lyric's eight-opera season starts in October and concludes in late March, offering 72 performances of opera classics and 20th-century repertoire over that time span.
Lincoln Park Zoo
www.lpzoo.orgLincoln Park Zoo is dedicated to connecting people with nature by providing a free, family-oriented wildlife experience in the heart of Chicago and by advancing the highest quality of animal care, education, science and conservation.
Chicago Public Library
www.chipublib.orgSince first opening its doors to the public in 1873, the Chicago Public Library has maintained its status of one of the City's most democratic of institutions - providing all Chicagoans with a free and open place to gather, learn, connect, read and be transformed.
The Inner-City Teaching Corps
www.ictc-chicago.orgThe Inner-City Teaching Corps recruits, supports, and develops dedicated, inspired education leaders to serve in inner-city classrooms and school settings. Alumni of our programs can be found in classes across the country, heading schools, and working in education policy. The UNITE program, which develops transitioning professionals into classroom leaders, attorneys, public relations specialists, and a professional actor among its midst.
After School Matters
www.Lyricopera.orgReal world. Right now. After School Matters, a City of Chicago initiative, offers teens hands-on job training in the arts, sports, technology, and communications.
www.elvalor.orgEl Valor challenges urban families to achieve excellence and participate fully in community life. Programs exist to enrich and empower people with disabilities, the disenfranchised and the underserved.
Children at the Crossroads
www.fxw.org/childrenThe Children at the Crossroads Foundation was established in 1990 under the belief that economic circumstances should not preclude an eager and capable child from receiving a quality education. The Foundation supports the needs of financially disadvantaged children who would not otherwise be able to participate in the prototype educational program at the Francis Xavier Warde Schools.
www.fieldmuseum.orgThe Field Museum in Chicago is a resource of collections, public learning and research. The museum was founded to house the biological and anthropological collections assembled for the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893. These objects form the core of the Museum's collections which have grown through world-wide expeditions, exchange, purchase, and gifts to more than twenty million specimens. The collections provide the foundation of the Museum's exhibition, research and education programs. Since its founding the Field Museum has been an international leader in evolutionary biology and paleontology, and archaeology and ethnography.
Boys and Girls Club of Chicago
www.bgcc.orgBoys & Girls Clubs provide hope, stability and opportunity for youth in Chicago. They make a difference in children's lives with a safe place that they can call their own. The Boys and Girls Club is a caring, positive place where our city's professionals serve as role models and positively influence our youth's lives. Children have the freedom to be kids and have fun while learning new skills, cultivating talents, enhancing their character and education, and learning how to live healthy and honorable lives.