January 23, 2019 — Auxiliary Bishop Bernard Sheil’s vision of giving young people a healthy and positive outlet through sports and the Catholic Youth Organization continues today through the sponsorship of Maryville Academy. Read the Chicago Catholic story here.
December 10,2018 — Individuals with ongoing responsibility for caring for a person with a developmental disability or other special needs may be eligible for up to $500 in funds for respite care. The Illinois Respite Coalition (IRC), coordinated by Maryville, provides temporary relief for caregivers who may need time to themselves to tend to their own health or for other important matters.
“We recognize how important it is for caregivers to take care of themselves,” Maryville Executive Director Sister Catherine M. Ryan, O.S.F., said. “For those who may not have the resources to take this time, this can be a way to find much-needed relief.”
May 7, 2018 — Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, dedicated Maryville’s newly reconstructed Center for Children on Chicago’s Northwest Side. The center houses Maryville’s Crisis Nursery and Children’s Healthcare Center. The Crisis Nursery provides emergency child care for families in crisis. The Children’s Healthcare Center provides medical care for children with complex conditions.
March 27, 2018 — On April 3, Maryville and the Chicago Bears will honor Kyle Long with the 2018 Ed Block Courage Award for his efforts to support victims of abuse, violence and neglect. For 40 years, the National Football League has given the award to recognize players who are role models on the field and off.
Kyle Long, 29, a guard, was selected in 2013 by the Bears with the 20th overall pick in the NFL Draft. Kyle is the son of Pro Football Hall of fame defensive end Howie Long and the younger brother of Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long.
Every year, the players on each NFL team select a teammate to receive the award. The Ed Block Courage Award recipients are regarded as symbols of professionalism, strength, and dedication. The winner is considered to be a role model in his community and a crusader for victims of abuse, violence and neglect.
The Ed Block Courage Award benefits the Ed McCaskey Scholarship Fund which donates to high school, college and vocational scholarships for the children of Maryville. The scholarship is named for Bears vice president and treasurer and longtime Maryville supporter Ed McCaskey.
“We are grateful to the Bears for their support,” said Sister Catherine M. Ryan, O.S.F., Maryville’s executive director. “This scholarship advances our mission to help children make a successful transition to adulthood, to become contributors to their communities and citizens of the world.”
The luncheon will be held Tuesday April 3, 2018, 12:30 pm, at the Manzo’s Banquets, 1571 Elmhurst Rd., Des Plaines. For more information go to MaryvilleAcademy.org.