Author: Steven Quispe

Expanding Our Leadership

A momentous occasion for Concordia Place: the first change of Board Chair since our inception, marking our purposeful expansion of leadership.

Learning Through Play

Play is essential for young minds and bodies. It can support social and emotional development, fine and gross motor skills, and language development.

My Journey as a Concordia Teen

Read the story of Concordia Teen Leadership participant Arly Avendano as she reflects on her journey at Concordia Place.

Developing Early Math Skills

Learning math doesn't have to take place through worksheets or flashcards! Play is an important part of math learning.

How Ruckus Entrepreneurs Changed Me

Concordia Teen Leadership programs do just that: develop leadership in local Chicago teens. Read how joining Ruckus Entrepreneurs helped Alan come out of his shell and find his voice.

It Started With a Yes

The founding of Concordia Place demonstrates two of Concordia’s five Guiding Principles: “Faith in Action” and a “Place of Yes.”

What It’s Like to be a Ruckus Entrepreneur

Wonder what exactly our Ruckus Entrepreneurs do? Angel explains what a typical day, week, and session of the program entails.

What is Messy Play?

Messy play includes types of play that incorporate many textural experiences, such as touch, sound, and smell.

Why You Should Be a Concordia Teen

On the fence about whether or not you should join Concordia's Teen Leadership programs? Valery shares what motivated her to join, what she got out of the programs, and why you should take the plunge.

Potty Training

Is your child ready to start potty training? Learn the signs to look out for and tips on how to start!