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Investing in Our Staff’s Professional Development Now Helps Youth & Families Reap the Benefits for Years to Come!

July 22, 2024

We are thrilled to announce that long-time Board Member, Mr. Theodore L. Koenig, along with his wife, Nancy, and four children, developed and sponsored “The Koenig Family Foundation Scholarship Fund,”…

Announcing the Newly Appointed Board Chairman of the Illinois Collaboration on Youth

July 22, 2024

Allendale is pleased to announce that our President & CEO, Jason Keeler, was selected as the new Board Chairman of the Illinois Collaboration on Youth (ICOY) in July 2024. This…

Beyond Mental Health Awareness: Transforming Mental Health Advocacy into Action

May 8, 2024

As “Mental Health Awareness Month” unfolds once again, the familiar buzzwords echo through social media feeds and public service announcements. But amidst the sea of hashtags and well-intentioned campaigns, a…

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Allendale Receives High Praise from Advanc-ED Accreditation

April 7, 2019

Allendale School’s Advanc-ED External Review concluded last week, utilizing over 30 standards that are tailored for all education providers across the country. The team examined our school’s programs, cultural context,…

Allendale’s embroidery, screen-printing program has local impact!

April 1, 2019

Read more about how Allendale’s Embroidery & Silk Screening vocational program is making a local impact! “I think it’s great that they are providing an opportunity for kids to learn…

Bears’ Chairman George H. McCaskey Kicks Off Summer Olympics!

October 15, 2018

Following a popular 12-year tradition, Allendale Association recently held its campus-wide Summer Olympics for its young residents. Adding to the excitement, Chicago Bears’ Chairman George H. McCaskey officiated at opening day festivities, another…

“Transforming Kids’ Lives, One Square Foot at a Time!”

October 15, 2018

When community members come together to improve kids’ lives, amazing things can happen. Such was the case recently when volunteers from several local not-for-profits-spearheaded by Fill A Heart 4 Kids,…

“Allendale LINC Students Find Their Rhythm!”

January 16, 2018

A group of students from Allendale’s LINC School in Woodstock take part in steelpan drum instruction at Potts & Pans Inc. The program has demonstrated a number of benefits for…

“Allendale’s specialized foster parents are transforming kids’ lives”

January 10, 2018

Click here for the Daily Herald Specialized Foster Care article, profiling the Greenawalt family!

School Happenings

December 20, 2017

Allendale’s Specialized Education Services Program serves nearly 500 students on a year-round basis, including residents and daily commuters from 60+ school districts. Our program provides vocational training through on-campus programs…