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Grantee Partner Spotlight: Brushwood Center

Illinois Humanities-Funded Project:
“Talkin’ Trash: Building Youth Resilience Through Community Action”

Riverwoods, IL

Founded in 1984, Brushwood Center promotes the importance of nature for nurturing personal and community wellbeing, cultivating creativity, and inspiring learning. It is designated an Illinois Nature Preserve and is located in 565 acres of woodlands in the heart of Lake County. Brushwood offers programming in the arts, humanities, and wellbeing for people of all income levels, ages, and backgrounds.

Catherine Game, Executive Director, Brushwood Center


About The Project:
“Talkin’ Trash” is a collaborative project of 14 Lake County community partners who seek to strengthen individual, cultural and environmental resilience by empowering the voices of youth in Waukegan, North Chicago, Highwood, and Round Lake.

LEARN MORE ABOUT Brushwood Center and read a Q&A with Catherine Game, Executive Director

About the Grantee Spotlight:
Bi-monthly Illinois Humanities highlights the work of our Community Grants program partners through our “Grantee Spotlight.” It shines the light on our grantee partner’s work, offering details about the organization and the funded project, as well as a Q&A with a team member at the organization. Learn more about other featured grantee partners and projects.