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Internship reveals what’s ‘cool’ about F

To find a summer internship related to sustainability and the environment, Sam Liu, a rising junior at Northwestern University, scoured the internet. Seven Generations Ahead turned up in her search, so she applied, interviewed and got the job.  But given the COVID19 pandemic, all of her work had to be done remotely. Fortunately, that came […]

Mooseheart School HOTM program sows seed...

At Mooseheart Child & City School, the young residents and the adults who care for them take the Illinois Harvest of the Month program to heart. From cabbage to Brussels sprouts, all kinds of vegetables end up on the menu at the Kane County residential childcare campus. And that’s not by accident. Mary Zupke, the […]

It’s Our Future steps onto the world sta

https://youtu.be/BkqkK5ACHrQ Fresh from the UN Climate Conference in Madrid, OPRF senior Roz Beile stood before a packed room and described what the experience was like for her. It was a whirlwind, exhilarating week, filled with meetings and eye-opening interactions with people from around the globe, she said. The high point, though, was getting to participate in […]

It’s Our Future is ready to take action

Since winning the Entrepreneur Leaders in Philanthropy Big Idea pitch in March, Seven Generations Ahead has been coordinating all the components of the education, engagement and empowerment initiative that’s designed to raise up the next generation of sustainability leaders. It’s Our Future’s had a public kick-off on Sept. 17 at the Oak Park Main Library, […]

North Central College senior wraps up a ...

During this eight-week internship with Seven Generations Ahead, Scott Williams was “never not busy doing something,” he said. Because the Oak Park-based nonprofit facilitates and manages multiple sustainability initiatives, Scott worked on not one but two programs during the summer. One of his assignments was helping promote the Illinois Farm to School Network.  That assignment […]

A Night at Revolution

Thanks to our good friends at Revolution Brewing, SGA has been given access to their exclusive Brewers’ Lounge for a fun (and fundraising) event this Fall. Being held on Wed. Oct. 16th from 6:30-8:30, your $35 ticket gets you all the beer and apps you can hold. Speed trivia rounds will be an additional cost.The […]

OPRF grad Kristin Gill steps easily into...

Kristin Gill hoped to get an internship near her hometown the summer after her freshman year at the University of Minnesota because she wanted to be near her family. Instead, she found an internship right in her hometown with an organization she first learned about during her senior year at Oak Park River Forest High […]