Fancy Fence!

Our thanks to the Krull family of Western Springs. As part of his Eagle Scout project for BSA Troop 12 of Des Plaines Valley, Karl Krull repaired and painted the fence around our mechanicals behind the Robert Crown Center. Karl’s mother, Karen Krull, father Matt, brothers Christian and Nicky also recruited a few family friends to help out. Thanks also to community volunteer Jared Spears, who owns Quality Assured Services of Countryside, a remodeling company. Mr. Spears supervised Karl and provided invaluable assistance to this project. We are deeply appreciative of your efforts and are so proud of our refurbished fence!

Join RCC’s Young Professionals Committee!

RCC’s Young Professionals take their chances in a heads or tails raffle at a fundraiser at Hamburger Mary’s in Chicago

RCC’s Young Professionals take their chances in a heads or tails raffle at a fundraiser at Hamburger Mary’s in Chicago

The Robert Crown Center for Health Education would like to welcome volunteers for our Young Professionals Committee now forming in the Chicago area. Get involved in a fun, social, service-driven group that fundraises, supports and advocates for health education programs for youth. Contact Committee Chair Christine Bucheit at or RCC’s Development Associate Barb Thayer at (630) 325-1900 ext. 235.

RCC’s Heroin Prevention Program featured in Congressional testimony

Rush University researcher praises program during testimony before U.S. House Subcommittee on Research and Technology

Rush University Medical Center’s Celeste Napier, Ph. D., highlighted the Robert Crown Center for Health Education’s (RCC) Heroin Prevention Program during testimony September 18th before a U.S. House Subcommittee.

Discover something new on Columbus Day at the Robert Crown Center for health education

Families and community groups invited to spend part of the school holiday exploring at RCC

On October 14, 2013, youth groups, scouts and families are invited to spend part of their Columbus Day figuring out how their bodies work and how to keep them safe and strong at the Robert Crown Center for Health Education (RCC). Families and community groups may make a reservation for any RCC program on the school holiday, and either visit RCC’s Hinsdale or Homan Square Centers, or arrange for an RCC educator to teach a program on an outreach basis at the group’s chosen location.

“This Columbus Day we’re thrilled to welcome students and families to our centers and to explore our prevention education programs,” said Kathleen M. Burke, CEO of the Robert Crown Center for Health Education. She continued, “We believe inviting the community to ‘discover something new with RCC’ delivers on our commitment to provide the latest health education in the eight Chicagoland counties we serve. We often receive requests from groups who want to visit our Centers or arrange a program outside of school hours, so we hope many area learners can take advantage of this opportunity.”

Groups wishing to attend an RCC program or host an RCC educator at their location must make a reservation in advance. Regular class fees apply. All classes taught at RCC’s Homan Square facility in Chicago are provided free. Learn more about our programs.

Each year, RCC educators teach more than 80,000 students about puberty and reproduction, general health, obesity prevention and substance abuse prevention. For more information or to make a reservation, group leaders may call (630) 325-1900.

RCC Welcomes Teachers and School Staff at Open House

Teachers, administrators and school staff are invited to a wine and cheese reception while exploring programs offered by the Robert Crown Center for Health Education on Tuesday, September 24th from 4 to 7 p.m. Attendees can preview RCC programs, meet our staff and learn more about professional development opportunities. Teachers receive Continuing Professional Development Units (CPDU’s) for attending the Open House and can also register their own classes for RCC programs onsite.

To learn more about our program offerings click here.

For more information contact Special Event Coordinator, Barb Thayer, or Director of Education and Evaluation, Margo Schmitt, or call 630.325.1900.

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