The Rivers Casino Foundation has awarded a $40,000 grant to Maryville for support of the educational programming at the Maryville Jen School and the Maryville Children’s Healthcare Center. Foundation board members made the official presentation to Maryville on March 18, 2016.
“We are so grateful for this generous gift and the belief in the work that we do here at Maryville,” said Julie Fischer, Director of Development and Communication. “We could not provide these programs and services without generous partners like Rivers Casino Foundation.”
- $25,000 will be used to implement a 3D printing program at the Jen School. The grant funds will enable the Jen School to purchase 3D printers, 3D scanners, filament material for printing, computers for design and 3D modeling software. 3D printing will be a valuable addition to the Jen School job skills training program and will enhance the educational and vocational experiences for students.
- $15,000 will be used to purchase iPads, laptops, and educational software for the Children’s Healthcare Center to connect school-age pediatric patients with their schools, giving them online access to lessons, assignments, and educational software programs. The new technology will enrich the lives of children with a variety of disabilities and complex needs.
“This grant will help Jen School grow as a leader in providing academic and vocational instruction for students,” said Ann Craig, Jen School Chief Academic Officer. “Teaching students to use the latest technologies available and how to apply them to the ever-changing workforce is vital to their success. This type of grant allows them to work toward their future goals.”
Maryville’s mission is to help children and families to reach their fullest potential by empowering intellectual, spiritual, moral and emotional growth. Since 1883, Maryville has been dedicated to the preservation of the dignity of children at every age.
The Jen School, located on Maryville’s Des Plaines Campus, provides specialized academic and vocational opportunities for young men, ages 10 to 21, who are experiencing academic, emotional, behavioral or cognitive challenges that can potentially limit their life success.
The Maryville Children’s Healthcare Center, located on Chicago’s Northwest Side, is a transitional care facility that serves medically fragile children who may be technology dependent. Clients range in age from birth to 21 years. At this location, Maryville is able to provide training for parents, caregivers and siblings to help them become more confident when attending to the fragile child’s specialized needs.
To learn more about Maryville’s programs and services, please call our main administration number at our Des Plaines Campus: 847-294-1999.