I'm Lily, and as Public Art Intern with the David L. Hoyt Education Foundation, I look forward to working with the community of North Lawndale to install Word Play Way in Douglas Park.
I originally hail from Adelaide, Australia where I worked in Arts and Cultural Events for a number of years. In January of 2018, I came to Chicago to study at Columbia College in an exchange program in a BA in Visual Arts.
I’m a practicing sculptor and printmaker, who is passionate about contributing back to society in a meaningful and positive way!
Hello all! I just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Jessica Dailey, and I am very excited to be a part of the David L Hoyt Foundation team for the summer. I am a rising senior at Loyola University Chicago majoring in English with minors in Spanish and Psychology.
Before becoming the administrative intern here at the foundation, I spent time interning with both the Modern Language Association’s Midwest division, helping to prepare for and host the association’s annual conference in Ohio, and refugeeONE, organizing after school activities and tutoring for the children of refugee families who were placed in housing around the city.
I am passionate about engaging children and the community with literature and the power of education. The David L Hoyt Foundation allows me to facilitate this throughout the city of Chicago, planning and implementing academic tools that foster growth for students outside of the classroom. Children are the futures of our communities and of our country, and I am passionate about working to build a better foundation for them to grow upon.
The David L Hoyt Foundation’s mission is focused in the learning that derives from interactive, play-based communication and teamwork, which is something that I am proud to help advance during my time here!
That's all! Thanks for reading!
With our Spring programs wrapping up we made time to visit our Neighborhood Boys and Girls Club and participate in International Games Day at the Dank Haus in Lincoln Square. We'll complete our last program next week at Hamline Elementary and we are excited to focus our efforts towards getting ready for Summer programs at 21 Chicago Public Library Branches as part of their 2018 Summer Learning Challenge, and Fall programs with Communities in Schools at CPS locations around Chicago! Make sure you stay connected with us via social media and by signing up to our newsletter for more updates on a daily and monthly basis! Below are some photos from the last few months. You can help us anytime by donating HERE or by contacting us to inquire about volunteer opportunities.
Thank you Cameron Elementary for sharing a new way to play GIANT Word Winder. Keep up the great work! We love hearing how children make up their own games!
We are happy to share with you that 13 game donations from our "Request for Game Donations" list have officially been fulfilled.
Eight GIANT Word Winder, 3 GIANT Early Learner, and 2 GIANT Math Winder games are headed to classrooms and libraries in 8 U.S. States and Canada: Alabama, California, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina, Wisconsin, and Victoria B.C., Canada. Thank you to everyone who has supported our GIANT Games fund.
If you'd like to help us get games into more schools click here.
GIANT games are currently in: