CFL Lit News: April 2021






April Issue 2021


COVID19 Hotline Helpline

CFL is here to help answer any and all of your questions about the COVID vaccine! Are you eligible? ….

Read, Make, and Play Project

CFL’s Resource Center for Children with Autism and Developmental Delays has 3 different workshops coming up in March for anyone who …

COVID-19 and Mental Health Resource Workshops

Open to Chicago early childhood care providers, these workshops are geared to help educators support the families they serve in..


Chicago COVID Dashboard

For daily updates on COVID cases, deaths, and vaccines, the Chicago COVID Dashboard breaks down data by zip-code and demographic.

Chicago COVID Vaccine Finder

EVERYONE over the age of 16 is now eligible for the COVID vaccine. The City of Chicago’s website outlines all of the providers in the Chicago area where vaccines are available. The vaccine is FREE for everyone.

Find a Vaccine in Illinois

This website was designed by a 13-year-old in Evanston who struggled while helping his grandparents to find COVID vaccines. Before, people in search of the vaccine had to search..

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Engaging Families in Re-Entry Planning

Now that schools are beginning to reopen, educators face the unprecedented task of reorienting students to school-based learning after more than a year at home. This..

Ending Police Brutality – Family Action Toolkit

Especially in the light of the Chicago Police killing of 7th-grader Adam Toledo, it is impossible and irresponsible to avoid discussions of police brutality, even with younger students. This resource was designed for…

10 Children’s Books About Police Brutality from Feminist Books for Kids

This blog post compiles several books–from picture books through young adults–that address police violence in age-appropriate ways.

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Casa Central- Director of Resource Development

We are searching for a candidate who will be responsible for providing strategic leadership and high-quality relationship building, for the largest…

Teamwork Englewood- Job Developer, Reentry Department

Teamwork Englewood is seeking a highly qualified dedicated individual to fill the position of Job
Developer for its Reentry Program. The ideal candidate will establish and maintain..

Umoja Student Development Corporation- Manager, External Affairs

UMOJA builds deep social-emotional learning (SEL) skills in educators to transform the ways young people experience school and the ways schools exist to..

CircEsteem- Program Coordinator

CircEsteem is looking for a Program Coordinator with the ability to execute applicable programs including …

Chicago Poetry Center- Programs Director

The Chicago Poetry Center seeks a highly organized, self-starting Program Administrator with experience in and a passion for poetry, education, and…


Chicago Literacy Alliance- ESL Tutoring

CLA member organizations work to push the envelope on literacy in Chicago with groundbreaking work every day – and you can help.

Americorps- Americorps Illinois Volunteer Sign-up

AmeriCorps provides opportunities for more than 70,000 Americans each year to give intensive service to their communities and country through three..

Literacy Works- Adult Literacy Tutor

Helping a neighbor work on their reading, writing, math, English language or other skills is a powerful way to give back to the community.

University of Illinois at Chicago – UIC Service Opportunities

UIC aspires to be an inclusive, respectful, and healthy environment for all members of our community. Treating each other with dignity, compassion, and respect remains one of our..


Can I Touch Your Hair? Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship

Why is this Book awesome? To celebrate the end of National Poetry Month, we are featuring this book of poems that tells the story of…


UIC Presents Chicago Teens Reading for Preschoolers

Learn a new game or read a book with one of UIC CFL’s Teen Peace Ambassador videos.

Parents’ Choices Reading Project

Are you enjoying family reading time? Then please join the following research! Parents’ Choices is designed for advocating Chicago families’ voices about children’s..

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