December 22, 2021
Santa Mike: Celebrating Over 50 Years with Marillac St. Vincent

Mike Sturch, better known around Marillac St. Vincent as “Santa Mike,” began working with the St. Vincent DePaul Center by distributing toys to children in 1970. Now, 51 years later, the arrival of Santa Mike is a highly anticipated event for both children and staff.

December 22, 2021
Thank You to the Marillac High School Alumnae Association for its Holiday Gifts!

The MHS Alumnae Association adopted all 86 children in the Marillac Social Center School-Age Program for Christmas this year. Through the generous support of the alumnae, the association was able to donate gifts and toys for all the kids based on their wish lists.

December 22, 2021
Peter Beale-DelVecchio’s Holiday Letter to the Marillac St. Vincent Community

I can’t say thank you enough to the incredible Marillac St. Vincent team. I’m truly humbled by and beyond appreciative of your relentless commitment to your work and genuine caring for each other and the children, families and seniors that we serve.

December 21, 2021
Another Successful Christmas Store – Thanks to YOU!

The Christmas Store is a 60+ year tradition mainly serving the communities supported by our Marillac Social Center in East Garfield Park. We have been so fortunate and are extremely grateful for the donations and thousands of toys received over the years for the children in our programs.

December 21, 2021
Thank You for Supporting Marillac St. Vincent’s 2021 Giving Tuesday Campaign

Giving Tuesday was a major success this year for Marillac St. Vincent Family Services. We raised more than $15,000 in support of the Wellness Closets at our Lincoln Park and East Garfield Park locations.

December 21, 2021
What the Build Back Better Framework Will Mean for the Children and Families of Illinois: A Conversation with Marillac St. Vincent CEO Peter Beale-DelVecchio

MSV CEO Peter Beale-DelVecchio spoke with Fox News Chicago on the impact of the BBB Framework. See the interview along with the main highlights of the bill as it relates to the MSV Community and Children and Families of Illinois.

December 20, 2021
A Highlight of December Associate Board Events at Marillac St. Vincent

Our Associate Board is back in full swing this year. They have been busy raising funds for the organization particularly over the last several weeks. Read about our recent Virtual Wine Tasting and our Ugly Christmas Sweater Guest Bartending.

December 20, 2021
4 Reasons to Donate Your Stocks to Marillac St. Vincent

In 2021, many people in our community benefited from the record performance of their investments like stocks and bonds. However, the appreciated value of stocks can be a burden if you choose to sell, since you will incur taxes. At this time of year, we ask you to consider donating appreciated stock to support the children, families and seniors in our care.

October 27, 2021
14TH ANNUAL BEACON OF HOPE

On Friday, October 22, Marillac St. Vincent Family Services hosted its 14th Annual Beacon of Hope Luncheon. This year’s event brought the Marillac St. Vincent family back together along with virtual viewers to celebrate the hard work over the last year.

October 27, 2021
DePaul University: 2021 Outstanding Community Partner Award

We were excited to provide the 2021 Outstanding Community Partner Award to DePaul University at this year’s 14th Annual Beacon of Hope Luncheon. For over two decades, DePaul University and Marillac St. Vincent Family Services have used our collective Vincentian spirit of service to make a difference for Chicago’s neediest.

October 27, 2021
Ken O’Keefe: 20+ Years of Service with Marillac St. Vincent

In honor of Ken O’Keefe’s recent award for Crain’s 2021 Notable Nonprofit Board Leaders, we sat down for a virtual Q&A session to learn more about his 20+ years with Marillac St. Vincent.

November 19, 2021
Meet Angela Mason: The New Chief Human Resources Officer at Marillac St. Vincent

Marillac St. Vincent Family Services is pleased to welcome Angela Mason as its new Chief Human Resources Officer. In this role, she will develop and execute HR strategies in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of the organization including organizational effectiveness, people strategies, workforce cultural efficacy and more.

July 29, 2021
St. Vincent Summer Carnival

This July, the St. Vincent de Paul Center hosted a carnival for all school-age children.

July 27, 2021
The Real Impact of MSV Volunteers

MSV volunteers make a very real difference across all of our programs and we have the numbers to prove it. See how our volunteers contributed in FY21!

July 26, 2021
BandWith to Perform at Lollapalooza

On Sunday, August 1, the BandWith drumline and dancers will be the opening act on the Bud Light Selzer Stage at Lollapalooza.

June 29, 2021
Demonstration Classroom Pilot Project at MSV

Marillac St. Vincent Family Services has partnered with DePaul University's Early Childhood Education degree program in establishing a toddler demonstration classroom at St. Vincent de Paul Center.

June 28, 2021
Wellness Closet Opens Its Doors at St. Vincent

This month, the Community Outreach Services team at St. Vincent opened the doors of the new Wellness Closet, an initiative created to serve the everyday needs of clients.

June 22, 2021
After School Matters Fine Arts Apprenticeship

After School Matter's Marillac St. Vincent Fine Arts Summer Apprenticeship is hiring high school students for a six week fine arts program in East Garfield Park and applications are now open.

June 20, 2021
Father's Day

In honor of Father's Day, we sat down with two Marillac St. Vincent dads whose kids are enrolled in MSV's school age programs. Read on to find out what being a father really means to MSV dads!

June 18, 2021
Pride Month

This June, Marillac St. Vincent celebrates Pride Month.

June 2, 2021
Staff Spotlight | Letty Morales

Outreach Assistant, Letty Morales, is an advocate for equality who works hard to provide the best service for all of her clients. Read more about Letty and the essential role she plays on the Community Outreach Services team in this month's Staff Spotlight!

May 26, 2021
First Ever Children's Free Book Fair

This May, Marillac St. Vincent's Family Support Department hosted our first ever Children's Free Book Fair at the St. Vincent de Paul Center. The event was a major success because of the amazing MSV volunteers and donations from St. Ignatius student service project and St. Clement Parish's Annual Week of Service.

May 25, 2021
Summer at Marillac St. Vincent

With June just around the corner, MSV is looking forward to a great summer jam packed with activities, events, and special summer programming. Take a sneak peek at what our programs will be up to during summer 2021 from summer camp to volunteer opportunities and more.

May 17, 2021
Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and in celebration, the experts at Marillac St. Vincent have put together a list of quick and easy tips and tricks to maintain your mental health. Mental health, like physical health, is something that has to be worked on consistently and here are a few ideas to get you started.

April 28, 2021
Marillac St. Vincent FAQ's

Our birth-to-three teachers follow children through each year of their development, moving up from classroom to classroom with them as they grow. Learn why continuity for early learners is so important in child development.

April 26, 2021
Take Charge Takes On a New Look

For over 25 years, Marillac St. Vincent’s Senior Services has been hosting Take Charge, a program that creates a safe and nurturing environment for mobile, active seniors on the West Side to meet each month. These meetings offer socialization, a shared meal, and educational experiences through guest speakers and day trips. Read on to find out how Take Charge has shifted to fit the needs of seniors during a global pandemic.

April 21, 2021
Inspiring Reads for Book Lovers

Looking for inspiration? The staff at Marillac St. Vincent have put a list of their favorite inspiring books in honor of World Book Day!

April 19, 2021
Parent Spotlight: Keontai

Keontai is the mother of two beautiful girls, Winter, 8, and Autumn, 2. She has two priorities in life: her children and her work.  Read more about how Keontai has used Marillac St. Vincent's resources to ensure that her children are thriving.

April 16, 2021
The Continuity of Care

Marillac St. Vincent provides the highest quality care for all clients and we strive to follow models of care and service recommended by experts and backed by research. Read on to find out about MSV's Continuity of Care model employed in all Birth - Three classrooms.

April 9, 2021
Maureen Hallagan Named Goldin Institute Fellow

MSV COO joins a cohort of grassroots leaders in Chicago's South and West sides.

March 31, 2021
Trans Day of Visibility: Eva's Story

Today is International Transgender Day of Visibility, and Marillac St. Vincent Family Services Celebrates the trans and gender diverse members of our community, like Eva Skye.

March 30, 2021
Riverside Natural Foods Funds New Fresh Produce Initiative

Riverside Natural Foods, the maker of MadeGood®, the leading allergy-friendly and nutrient-rich granola snack creator, has once again invested in Marillac St. Vincent programs.

March 29, 2021
Family Friendly Spring Break Ideas

Spring has sprung in Chicago and to celebrate, our experts at MSV have compiled a list of safe, family-friendly spring break activities and events.

March 25, 2021
Staff Spotlight: Holly Yakoumakis

Learn more about Holly Yakoumakis, MSV's Digital Learning Coordinator who stepped up during the pandemic to become the unofficial food pantry assistant. A wonderful asset to the team, Holly stands for empowerment and never shies away from a challenge.

March 9, 2021
Eating for Life Celebrates One Year Anniversary

Marillac St. Vincent's Eating for Life pilot program is celebrating one year of successful programming. Through the pandemic, the program has educated dozens of community members about healthy eating and cooking.

February 24, 2021
Where to Celebrate Women's History Month

Women's History Month is here and to celebrate, we have compiled a list of virtual and in-person events around Chicago to help you get involved.

January 18, 2021
Staff Spotlight: Venita Withers

Venita Withers is one of Marillac St. Vincent's amazing teachers working with toddlers ages birth to three. Every day, without fail, she comes into her classroom and greets her kids with a smile, and this month we are highlighting Venita for her wonderful work!

February 16, 2021
Centers Closed on February 16

All centers at MSV will be closed on Monday, February 1, 2021 due to unsafe travel conditions.

February 12, 2021
Celebrating Black History in the Studio

The kids at Marillac St. Vincent's Hope Junior program have been busy this Black History Month recording music and poetry in our studio with our friends from BandWith Chicago!

January 27, 2021
Untold MSV History - The Friendly Town Project

“Friendly Town” project began in 1960's and bused youth from Marillac Social Center to host families in rural upper-Midwest towns.

February 1, 2021
Centers closed on February 1st

All centers at MSV will be closed on Monday, February 1, 2021 due to unsafe travel conditions.

January 26, 2020
Black History Month Celebrations in Chicago

February is Black History Month and in preparation, we have collected a list of virtual and in person events that focus on celebrating Black lives and history.

January 22, 2021
Remote Learning and Digital Literacy at Marillac Social Center

Marillac Social Center Teacher, Maryela, reflects on the digital learning experiences she and the children she teaches have faced this year. #DigitalLearningDay takes place in February every year; MSV supports digital learning and access to technology for all.

January 18, 2021
Staff Spotlight | Tyran Lovett

Chicago native, Tyran Lovett has dedicated his life to serving his community. As one of the newest members on the Community Outreach Team, he provides support to Chicago families and is passionate about early childhood education. His story and drive make him a wonderful asset to the Community Outreach Team!

May 22, 2022
You can do big things: West Side career fair hopes to change narrative for young Black life

CHICAGO (WLS) -- They're hoping the change the narrative on young Black life by showing students of color in a positive light. It's all a part of this year's career fair, sponsored by Marillac St. Vincent Family Services.

May 21, 2022
Career day event for youth held on West Side

CHICAGO — A career day event for young people was held on the West Side Saturday with a simple message: “You can be anything you want to be.”

December 22, 2021
Santa Mike: Celebrating Over 50 Years with Marillac St. Vincent

Mike Sturch, better known around Marillac St. Vincent as “Santa Mike,” began working with the St. Vincent DePaul Center by distributing toys to children in 1970. Now, 51 years later, the arrival of Santa Mike is a highly anticipated event for both children and staff.

December 22, 2021
Thank You to the Marillac High School Alumnae Association for its Holiday Gifts!

The MHS Alumnae Association adopted all 86 children in the Marillac Social Center School-Age Program for Christmas this year. Through the generous support of the alumnae, the association was able to donate gifts and toys for all the kids based on their wish lists.

December 22, 2021
Peter Beale-DelVecchio’s Holiday Letter to the Marillac St. Vincent Community

I can’t say thank you enough to the incredible Marillac St. Vincent team. I’m truly humbled by and beyond appreciative of your relentless commitment to your work and genuine caring for each other and the children, families and seniors that we serve.

December 21, 2021
Another Successful Christmas Store – Thanks to YOU!

The Christmas Store is a 60+ year tradition mainly serving the communities supported by our Marillac Social Center in East Garfield Park. We have been so fortunate and are extremely grateful for the donations and thousands of toys received over the years for the children in our programs.

December 21, 2021
Thank You for Supporting Marillac St. Vincent’s 2021 Giving Tuesday Campaign

Giving Tuesday was a major success this year for Marillac St. Vincent Family Services. We raised more than $15,000 in support of the Wellness Closets at our Lincoln Park and East Garfield Park locations.

December 21, 2021
What the Build Back Better Framework Will Mean for the Children and Families of Illinois: A Conversation with Marillac St. Vincent CEO Peter Beale-DelVecchio

MSV CEO Peter Beale-DelVecchio spoke with Fox News Chicago on the impact of the BBB Framework. See the interview along with the main highlights of the bill as it relates to the MSV Community and Children and Families of Illinois.

December 20, 2021
A Highlight of December Associate Board Events at Marillac St. Vincent

Our Associate Board is back in full swing this year. They have been busy raising funds for the organization particularly over the last several weeks. Read about our recent Virtual Wine Tasting and our Ugly Christmas Sweater Guest Bartending.

December 20, 2021
4 Reasons to Donate Your Stocks to Marillac St. Vincent

In 2021, many people in our community benefited from the record performance of their investments like stocks and bonds. However, the appreciated value of stocks can be a burden if you choose to sell, since you will incur taxes. At this time of year, we ask you to consider donating appreciated stock to support the children, families and seniors in our care.

October 27, 2021
DePaul University: 2021 Outstanding Community Partner Award

We were excited to provide the 2021 Outstanding Community Partner Award to DePaul University at this year’s 14th Annual Beacon of Hope Luncheon. For over two decades, DePaul University and Marillac St. Vincent Family Services have used our collective Vincentian spirit of service to make a difference for Chicago’s neediest.

October 27, 2021
Ken O’Keefe: 20+ Years of Service with Marillac St. Vincent

In honor of Ken O’Keefe’s recent award for Crain’s 2021 Notable Nonprofit Board Leaders, we sat down for a virtual Q&A session to learn more about his 20+ years with Marillac St. Vincent.

July 29, 2021
St. Vincent Summer Carnival

This July, the St. Vincent de Paul Center hosted a carnival for all school-age children.

April 16, 2021
The Continuity of Care

Marillac St. Vincent provides the highest quality care for all clients and we strive to follow models of care and service recommended by experts and backed by research. Read on to find out about MSV's Continuity of Care model employed in all Birth - Three classrooms.

 
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