Nordlund, Barbara

Barbara Nordlund has been working in the field of social service in a variety of ways over the past ten years. She currently lives in Chicago with her husband, Nathan, and her daughter Sanne, with another little girl due in August.

Parenting Progress (Spring/Summer 2010)

Parenting Progress was founded in 2002 following a series of discussions with community leaders to respond to the needs of our community in Ravenswood. Many teens were getting pregnant and keeping their children, but were then faced with dropping out of high school because they did not have adequate child care. Ravenswood Covenant dedicated the Christian Education wing to open Ravenswood Community Child Care Center (RC4). RC4 provides NAEYC accredited child care to 45 children, ages 6 weeks through preschool. One-third of the child care has been dedicated to children of teen parents with subsidies from the government to cover their tuition. Two-thirds of the child care is filled with professionals in the community.