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I Am Your Neighbor Program

The board of RVN recently approved and made a $2K donation to The Common Pantry with additional funds going to participating local restaurants ($150 each x 10) as part of the “I am your neighbor” program. The number of meals served by Common Pantry to those in need in our community has grown tremendously due to the C19 crisis and, needless to say, their resources are stretched thin. Common Pantry is an awesome organization and community partner and we encourage those who can help to give in some way. To learn more, visit http://www.commonpantry.org/2020/04/12/i-am-your-neighbor-meals-neighbor-helping-neighbor/. To donate directly to Common Pantry, visit http://www.commonpantry.org/donations/.

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Thank You from Common Pantry

Roscoe Village Small Business Free Legal Assistance

If you own a small business, you may be eligible to receive funds through the CARES Act, the recently passed federal economic stimulus package. Programs included in this stimulus package include the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL). If you are interested in understanding your eligibility and how to prepare an application for these programs, please reach out to Roscoe Village resident, Patrick Muffo at pmuffo@seyfarth.com or +1-312-460-5579 for free legal assistance in this matter.

If you are considering pursuing assistance through these federal stimulus programs, we would encourage you to act as soon as you are able, as our understanding is that the funds allotted to these programs will likely be exhausted in the near term.

Things to Do at Home

Online Tours

Brookfield Zoo: <em>Bring the Zoo to You</em> each weekday on Facebook at 11:00AM

Brookfield Zoo’s “Bring The Zoo To You” broadcast, each weekday at 11:00 a.m.
Online Chicago Tours
Virtual Museum: Chicago’s Adler Planetarium
Virtual Museum: Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium
Virtual Museum: Chicago’s Field Museum
Virtual Museum: The Art Institute of Chicago
Virtual Museum: DuSable Museum of African American History
Virtual Museum: National Museum of Mexican Art
Virtual Museum: IIT Institute of Design
Oriental Institute Museum at University of Chicago
Studs Terkel Radio Archive

Resources for Kids

Coronavirus A Book for Children

COVID-19 Resources for Kids
Coronavirus: A Book for Children
A kids book about COVID-19. Appropriate for ages 8-13.
The World Health Organization released a free book. The book is aimed primarily at children aged 6-11 years old.
Time to Come In, Bear – Kim St. Lawrence produced a video version of a children’s book about social distancing, and she shared it on YouTube for families to access for free. The sweet story follows a bunny who has to explain to a bear why they have to stay inside.

101 Genius Sidewalk Chalk Ideas

Super Cool Sidewalk Chalk Ideas
Chicago Kids Calendar
At Home Science Experiments
Scholastic Learn-At-Home Resources – Learning experiences for K-9
Greg Tang Math – Math games and resources for all ages
SciShow Kids – Videos explaining scientific concepts for young, curious minds
Frontiers for Young Minds – Science articles written by scientists and reviewed by kids
The Kid Should See This – STEAM, history, and culture-focused videos for kids of all ages
Imagineering in a Box – Lessons on theme park design and engineering via Walt Disney Imagineering, Pixar and Khan Academy
BBC Bitesize – Lessons covering math, English, science and more for ages 3-16+
BrainPop – Learning tools covering a variety of subjects
BreakoutEDU – Immersive learning games for grades K-12
Wonderopolis – Educational articles for grades K-12
XtraMath – Math programs for students, parents and teachers
How Stuff Works – Educational videos exploring the world around us
Code.org – Computer science lessons for grades K-12
Typing.com – Keyboarding, digital literacy, and coding lessons for all ages
IXL – Lessons in math, language arts, science, social studies and Spanish for grades PreK-12
Greatminds.org – Math, ELA and science for grades K-12
KCET At-Home Learning – Educational resources from PBS SoCal | KCET, in partnership with LAUSD and in collaboration with California PBS stations for grades PreK-12
California Academy of Sciences – Apps, immersive interactives, and engaging videos covering a variety of science topics
Bill Nye the Science Guy

Bill Nye the Science Guy – Educational videos covering life, physical and planetary sciences
NASA STEM @ Home for Students – STEM articles and activities for grades K-12+
Gizmos – Simulations exploring concepts in math and science for grades 3-12
PhET Interactive Simulations – Interactive simulations for science and math
Khan Academy – Lessons on grammar, science, history and math for grades K-12
Professor Egghead Science Academy – Interactive lessons on science and engineering
Quill.org – Writing and grammar activities for grades K-12
Quizlet – Flash cards, quizzes and games for languages, arts and humanities, social science, computer skills, science and math
Duolingo – Language education for 35 languages
Arbol ABC– Bilingual Spanish games
Disney Theatrical Productions – Downloadable creative activities for parents and educators from their shows including The Lion King, Mary Poppins, Frozen, and Aladdin.
National Geographic Kids Science Lab – Science experiments, videos and articles
National Ocean Service (NOAA) Kids – Science activities and resources for kids and educators
Lunch Doodles with Mo Williems

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems! – Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence Mo Willems explore ways of writing and making with kids of all ages
Chicago Public Schools’ educational resources to support students during coronavirus school closings
Chicago Public Schools’ virtual library
Chicago Public Library e-books and audiobooks
Burst into Books is offering parents a weekly game plan they can follow whether or not their children have laptops or tablets
Oxford Owl – Free e-books and math games and activities for ages 3-11
BrainPop Junior – Learning tools for STEM, social studies, reading/writing, health and arts for grades K-3
The Space Foundation Discovery Center – STEM lesson plans for ages PreK-20
Mystery Science – Science lessons for grades K-5
All the Trivia – Online trivia games for kids and adults