A Special THANK YOU to our volunteers

We would like to thank the following people/agencies who provide assistance to the AJL Preschool free of charge:



Anne Hoover & Martha Russell

Both master teachers, Anne and Martha come once a week to administer one-on-one tutoring assistance to children who need a little extra help with the mastery of basic skills or provide enrichment for those who need to be pushed a little further


Marcy Shinbaum

Through story telling, creative movement and conscious breathing, Marcy Shinbaum introduces the AJLP children to the positive practices of yoga.

She is a registered yoga teacher (RYT-200) and sits on the board of the Yoga Cooperative.

After 15 years of practicing yoga, Marcy is now a certified teacher who brings her creativity and enthusiasm to children and adults.



Dr. Peter Ferrara

Our dental consultant who visits the preschool and takes the time to explain to all our students why they MUST brush their teeth!


Pro Bono Partnership

Legal services provided during our formative years.  We look forward to our continued relationship with the Pro Bono Partnership as our organizations grows.


Kathi Moran

We are very grateful for all the assistance on financial matters that we receive from Kathi.
She has a great deal of work experience: 4 years at Price Waterhouse Coopers in Chicago and 8 years at Thomson Financial Publishing, a division of Thomson Reuters (controller for two, CFO for six) in Skokie, IL
As a Volunteer, she was Treasurer at Staples Tuition Grants for 4 years and PTA treasurer at Staples and Greens Farms School for 2 years each.