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#512 In-person and Online: Project Rainbow: Addressing Learning Loss through a Digital Equity Lens


Nick Shields, Director of Communications and Public Affairs for Cook County (he/him)

This event will be in person, but you can also tune in via our usual livestream. Doors open at 6pm. The livestream and announcements will start around 6:30pm CDT.

In-person: TeamWorking, 20 N Upper Wacker Drive, 12th Floor, Chicago IL. Enter the Civic Opera Building using the entrance in the middle of the block between Washington and Madison streets. Take the elevators to the 12th floor.

For more information on our return to in-person events, please see our return to in person blog post.

There’s nothing more vital to a person’s chances of success than supporting their development in the first years of life, including easy access to high-quality early education opportunities.

High-quality childcare, pre-kindergarten, and elementary schooling are game changers for kids. Unfortunately, not all our children have access to these beneficial programs. Cook County is very concerned by the existing educational inequities that have been exacerbated by COVID-19 and is committed to doing all it can to support children’s growth and development, no matter their zip code.

While nothing can replace the effectiveness of live, in-person learning, extensive research shows that children’s television programming and other forms of educational media can significantly improve children’s mental and social development. Cook County launched Project Rainbow, new high-quality educational TV programming for children and families in 2021. The content is available on County TV (Channel 22, 900 on Comcast), the Cook County website, Facebook, and on the free Cook County Project Rainbow mobile app.

RSVP In-person attendees should RSVP beforehand. As occupancy limits permit, walk-ins will be allowed to enter.

Vaccination required In order to keep attendees safe, we will be requiring proof of vaccination at the door. A physical vaccine cards or picture of one will be accepted. If you are not vaccinated, you can tune in to the livestream.

Masks required Attendees will be required to wear a mask. We will provide additional masks if you forget yours.

There will be food! We will be serving chicken, chicken, steak and veggie tacos from Atolito’s Tacos!

ASL This event will have an American Sign Language interpreter.

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American Sign Language interpreter

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