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IN MEMORIAM: HONORING THE LEGACY OF LEO LOUCHIOS – A TRUE CHAMPION OF GREEK EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY

The Chicago Greektown Educational Foundation (CGEF) Mourns the Loss of Founder Leo Louchios Chicago, August 3, 2023 – With profound sadness, we announce the passing of a visionary leader and compassionate philanthropist, Leo Louchios. Leo’s enduring commitment to Greek education and his unyielding dedication to the Chicagoland community have left an indelible mark that will…

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CHICAGO GREEKTOWN EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION 2023 GRANT APPLICATION 

Grant Funding The Chicago Greektown Educational Foundation is accepting applications for grants to eligible Greek language schools for calendar year 2023. Grants can be used for a variety of projects and materials including, but not limited to, subscriptions for Ellinopoula Greek language software, books, software, audio-visual equipment, and classroom equipment (i.e., desks, chairs, dividers, office…

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Chicago Greektown Educational Foundation Participating Schools

Guardian Angel Orthodox Day School – Des Plaines Holy Apostles Greek School – Westchester Holy Cross Sophocles Greek School – Justice Holy Wisdom Academy Chicago – Willow Springs Koraes Elementary School – Palos Hills Plato Academy – Des Plaines St. Demetrios Pythagoras Greek School – Elmhurst St. Demetrios Solon Greek School – Chicago St. George…

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CHICAGO GREEKTOWN EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION 2023 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

The Chicago Greektown Educational Foundation is proud to present the CGEF scholarship application. A limited number of CGEF scholarships up to $1,000 will be awarded to qualified applicants based on any of the following criteria: academic achievement financial need special needs/disability To qualify for a CGEF scholarship, the applicant must be enrolled in a Greek…

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Chicago Greektown Educational Foundation 2023 Art Project

School name: “Pythagoras” Greek School of Saint John the Baptist, Des Plaines IL Principal: Mrs. Georgia Katsis Artists: High school students: Ifiyenia, Georgia and Melanie Dolas – Zaroyiannis and Maria Bouboureka Teacher: Mrs. Olga Metropulos Title: “ Love and Dream” Our Butterfly/ psyche hovers over the blue Greek sky, from the islands to the ancient…

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The Chicago Greektown Educational Foundation Elects New Officers

On February 25, 2023, the Chicago Greektown Educational Foundation held its election of board officers, with Irene Koumi being elected as President, Louie Mossos as Vice President, Paul Sianis as Treasurer, and Maria Tsourapas as Secretary. The newly elected officers are committed to promoting educational resources and opportunities within local Greek schools and look forward…

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Chicago Greektown Educational Foundation Summer Program Grant

Chicago Greektown Educational Foundation Summer Program Grant The Chicago Greektown Educational Foundation is sponsoring students who are interested in continuing their Greek language education this summer via virtual Greek language classes.  The classes will be taught by instructors from the Ellinopoula language learning platform and will meet once a week via Zoom. Classes will take place between June…

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2019 Grants Available

The Chicago Greektown Educational Foundation (CGEF) is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization with the mission to support Greek language education and cultural initiatives through the introduction of technology to enhance the learning experience for Greek American youth. We believe that when language and culture are preserved, children learn pride in themselves and respect for…

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Chicago Greektown Educational Foundation Receives $25K donation from Cinespace Chicago Film Studios

Chicago, IL – April 5, 2019 – The Chicago Greektown Educational Foundation (CGEF) is pleased to announce that it was the recipient of a $25,000 donation from Cinespace Chicago Film Studios to establish the “Nick Mirkopoulos Scholarship”. The donation will enable Greek schools to modernize curriculum and enhance student participation with the help of iPads,…

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