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Youth and Family Services

Learn About Our Education and Assistance Programs

Community Action Partnership of Lake County serves Lake County, Illinois, with various programs to help local families find self-sufficiency. Learn more about how our programs help children and families in need.

Head Start

Head Start is a program that provides comprehensive early childhood education, health, nutrition, disability, and parent involvement services to low-income children ages three to five and their families. The federally funded program creates an atmosphere where children from low-income families can go and experience a new environment. Learn more about the specifics of how this program offers early childhood education, health and nutrition services, and parent, family, and community engagement.


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Adventure Kids Full-Day & Before and After School Program

Enroll your preschooler in a full-day program. Or, extend your child's Head Start or School District day. Before and After school childcare and enrichment activities are available for children ages 5-6 years weekdays from 6:30 am until 6:30 pm. Adventure Kids is located at 1906 Sherman Ave. in North Chicago and follows the Lake County, IL public school calendar for vacation days.

2018 school year Adventure Kids enrollment is open now: Call 847/249-4330 for details.

Financial Assistance

Lake County individuals and families may be eligible for one-time financial assistance if they are income eligible and can verify 90-day income and Lake County residency. Case management may be required. Call 847/249-4330 for an appointment. Funded by CSBG.

Post-Secondary Scholarships

Post-secondary scholarships are available annually until funds are exhausted. Students are awarded scholarship for costs associated with attending accredited Illinois institutions of higher education or vocational training schools. Eligibility requirements. Funded by CSBG.

Kids Club Summer Day Camp

Kids Club is an affordable 7-week Summer Day Camp that offers youth 5 - 12 years fun-filled activities and field trips each summer in the Waukegan, IL area. Extended hours are available for working parents. Scholarships are available through CSBG.

Affordable Housing

Through this program, we offer safe and affordable housing for rent and first-time homeownership. CAPOLC also operates affordable housing to help veterans. CAPOLC owns 37 affordable rental housing units, a 14-unit apartment complex in Antioch, and four lease-to-own single-family houses in Lake County, Illinois.

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