About NUSHkids

Head Start

Northwestern Settlement offeHead Start Jan.red private day care for decades before launching a public preschool in 1991. Our center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and ExceleRate Illinois, and can accommodate up to 78 children ages 3-5 in full-day, year-round programming. Our school emphasizes both socializing children and preparing them for kindergarten, as well as providing supportive parent services.

School Age

IMG_0502Out-of-school-time programs include:

  • After-school services for Rowe scholars ages 5-12
  • Summer Adventure Camp, an urban day camp for Rowe scholars in the summer months
  • Trailblazers, Adventure Stage Chicago’s mentorship group pairing young people with professional artists


AmeriCorps MembersProject YES! is an AmeriCorps program connecting caring adults with youth in and around West Town. Members serve the community through mentorship, educational, service, artistic, and recreational activities. The goal of the program is to support students’ academic achievements, provide alternatives to destructive behaviors, and foster an ethic of service in the entire community.

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