We are a group of community members who are working on a campaign to welcome and support everyone who lives in Skokie. Learn more about who we are, our projects, and how you can get involved by following the links below. Be sure to check back frequently for updates as our projects develop. Got an idea for your own project? Contact us!

Equity & Diversity Seminars

SkokieCares is partnering with local community organizations to lead SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) seminars. The mission of the National SEED Project is to drive personal, organizational, and community change toward greater equity and diversity.

SEED seminars are not lectures. Rather, they include interactive activities and conversations often stimulated by films and readings. Through personal reflection and testimony, listening to others' voices, and learning experientially and collectively, SEED equips us to connect our lives to one another and to society at large by acknowledging systems of oppression, power, and privilege—and challenges us to push for change. Individuals who complete this training often look for ways to move into positions of leadership to help create more inclusive, just, and equitable communities.

Join a SEED Seminar

We are pleased to announce that there will be three SEED seminars starting in September 2018 at Skokie Public Library, Skokie Park District’s Tot Learning Center, and District 73.5’s Elizabeth Meyer School. At this time, all sessions all full, and we are no longer accepting interest forms for these seminars.

Please check back here for information about future SEED seminars. We hope you will consider participating in a SEED seminar as part of our community’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Go further with SEED in ACTION

SEED in Action is a community-based response to people who have previously completed a SEED course and are looking for ways to implement what they’ve learned. Based on the SEED philosophy and general framework, SEED in Action goes deeper and further on topics of equity and oppression, while offering tools and support for participants to practice skills and take positive steps personally, as part of a group, and/or at systemic levels.

Seed in Action will consist of 10 three-hour sessions at Skokie Public Library, starting in September 2018.

Show Your Support

Tell everyone that you support a welcoming community! Display a sign in your yard or business.

Download and print your own sign to hang in your window, in your business, on your locker, or anywhere else you want to show everyone that they’re welcome.


Kindness happens in small ways everyday around our community. Tweet or post pictures to Instagram of the people, places, and stories that show the caring you’ve witnessed or experienced in Skokie. Use #SkokieCares and check back here to see all the posts.

Get Involved

Roll up your sleeves and make your community better! Find out about volunteer opportunities visiting SkokieWiki.

Need volunteers? Click Add new “Volunteer opportunities” and follow the instructions to create your own page on SkokieWiki.

Community Partners

If you are interested in becoming a distribution location for lawn signs, please contact us and let us know. We'll keep you informed about upcoming meetings and other projects.

About Us

SkokieCares is a coalition of representatives from key stakeholder groups throughout Skokie. Our primary purpose is to make Skokie the best community possible by supporting our residents. Members and the organization which they represent include:

Susan Carlton Community Member
Mark Collins Niles Township Government
Kate Donegan Skokie School District 73 ½
Dr. Steven Isoye Niles Township High School District 219
Diana Juarez Niles Township Schools’ ELL Parent Center
Richard Kong Skokie Public Library
John Lockerby Village of Skokie
John Ohrlund Skokie Park District
Ann Raney Turning Point

To get in touch, please contact us at info@SkokieCares.org.