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Neighbors' House takes to the road

Published: Friday, Sept. 13, 2013 7:16 p.m. CDT

Neighbors’ House, a nonprofit organization offering literacy and academic enrichment, has left its base at Fifth and Pine streets in DeKalb in favor of rotating sites.

Most Neighbors’ House programs, like Reading & Homework Clubs, Summer Reading Vacations, and Summer Art Vacations, take place throughout DeKalb County at income-eligible housing communities such as Gideon Court, University Village, Mason Manor, and Evergreen Village. These programs serve about 200 students throughout the year. Neighbors' House had also offered twice-weekly homework help nights at the Pine Street location; those events ended Aug. 31.

“Our facilities on the corner of Fifth and Pine in DeKalb have served us well for 10 years," director Kyle White said in a news release. "But we want to get out more and expand our Reading & Homework Clubs with our neighbors in multi-housing communities. We feel like, for Neighbors’ House, our resources are better used by being out and about."

Established Reading & Homework Clubs will continue, White said, and the clubs may begin in some new locations. A list of homework-help sites will be updated at www.neighborshouse.org.

Neighbors’ House can still be contacted at PO Box 132, DeKalb, IL 60115, at 815-787-0600, and at NH@neighborshouse.org.

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