Juneteenth Cookout

Save the Date: Juneteenth Community Cookout

Cooking Camp

Whittier Student hosts “G That's Delicious Cooking Camp”

Get ready for some culinary fun! One of Whittier's very own is hosting a 3-Day Summer Cooking Series, where kids ages 7- 12 will embark on a delightful culinary journey, exploring the magic of cooking in a fun and educational setting with a trained Chef and the young culinary prodigy herself, Giselle.

Enroll your kiddos today at www.gthatsdelicious.com! Space is limited. Special note: The price includes all three dates! Takes place at Let's Play Work, 7228 Circle Ave. Forest Park, IL.

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KidStrong Summer Camp

Check out Summer Camp Options From Whittier’s Celebration Sponsor: KidStrong

OPRF Community Block Party

OPRF Community Block Party

Join Oak Park and River Forest High School for an exciting day featuring the legendary alumni band The Jade 50's, a variety of food trucks, face painting, bounce houses, and numerous other family-friendly activities.

It’s all happening on the Mall on the west side of OPRF, where you’ll also have the chance to take a lap on the new track! Don’t miss out on the fun!

Sign up Early for the Good Life Race

Date: Sunday, April 28, 2024.
Location: Oak Park and River Forest High School, 201 N Scoville Ave, Oak Park, IL, USA.
Courses: The 5K, Youth Mile, and Junior Dash courses are flat, fast road races. The 5K and Youth Mile courses are USATF certified, which means they are precisely measured.
Giveaways: All 5K, Youth Mile, and Junior Dash participants receive a t-shirt.
Entertainment: Oak Park and River Forest High School drumline, Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School band, and Jesse White tumblers.
Charitable Partner: Housing Forward.

The 2024 Good Life Race will sell out, so register early!

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Supporting Asylum Seekers in Oak Park

Some of our Whittier parents have already stepped in to help provide basic supplies for asylum seekers in Oak Park. If you are able to provide any of the following, please drop off in the bin just inside the front door. We are in need of:


  • pink stickers for trash
  • large garbage bags
  • large composting bags
  • first aid kit supplies
  • scissors
  • pens
  • children’s ibuprofen
  • children’s & adult cold & cough medicine
  • KN95 masks
  • cleaning sprays
  • paper towels


There are multiple people coordinating support efforts around Oak Park. Help with laundry is one major need and Grace Episcopal is organizing volunteers to help wash, dry, and fold at home.


St. Edmunds is also organizing volunteers. Email Celine Wozinica if you are interested in volunteering your time or resources at St. Edmunds.

Volunteer with Laundry Volunteer at St. Edmund's

Welcome New Families

Over the past two weeks the Village of Oak Park has been working with multiple community partners to successfully relocate dozens of asylum-seeking migrant families from Venezuela into new temporary shelters in Oak Park. We anticipate welcoming a number of these new Oak Park families and students into our schools, as early as next week.


To learn more about how the Village of Oak Park is assisting our newest community members and ways you can help this community-wide effort, click here.