501 Bank Lane
Highwood, IL 60040

(847) 681-0208

Service Hours
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


La Escuelita


**During the COVID-19 response period, facility is closed and programs have been suspended until further notice. Staff is reaching out to clients and letting them know of the ongoing changes and providing support to family's needs.**

Provides counseling, education, and support services for families in the community. Offers after school programs that help students with the following:
- Homework help
- Cultural activities
- Field trips
- Academic enrichment activities
Also provides educational workshops and ESL classes for adults that cover a variety of topics.


Must be a Highland Park or Highwood resident



Program Fees:

Fees vary

Intake Process:

Call or visit during program hours

Documents Required
- None


Program Contact Information

Primary Contact

Program Contact Information

(847) 681-0208

Phone Numbers

Primary Program Phone

(847) 681-0208

Address Listings


PO Box 637
Highwood, IL 60040

Physical (Primary)

501 Bank Lane
Highwood, IL 60040

Handicap Accessible?



School Supplies
Books (English and Spanish)

Volunteer Opportunities:

1. Elementary School Tutor - Volunteers help first to fifth grade school students with their assigned homework and academic learning. Hours: Monday- Thursday 3:30-5:00 pm during the school year. Tutors must commit to at least one day per week for a minimum of 4 months to ensure consistency for our younger learners.

2. Nuestro Verano Volunteer - Volunteers assist with recreational and educational activities with 60 grade school youth at summer camp. Programming takes place in afternoons during summer months.

3. Senior Program - Volunteers assist with lunch, arts and crafts, and cultural activities for Latino senior participants. Bilingual volunteers preferred. Hours: Mondays 12:30 - 2:30 pm year-round.

4. Project Based Assistant Volunteer - Volunteers assist with administrative tasks, data entry, policy documentation, cleaning/organization, help with food distribution during food pantries, child care assistance, and more. We contact volunteers on our project-based opportunities list when needs arise.

Contact Name for Volunteer Opportunities - Liz Chavez at 847-681-0208 or

Date of Official Change:

May 25, 2021

Geography Served

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  • Illinois
    • Lake County
      • Highland Park
      • Highwood
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