Student Sews Masks for Kids

Student Sews Masks for Kids

Chicagoland Lutheran Educational Foundation school students lead by example during these trying times.

St. James Lutheran School 8th grader Harrison—helped by teachers Mrs. Mosinksi and Mrs. May—spent spring break sewing 75 masks. These much-needed items were donated to Oak Park’s Hephzibah Children’s Association.

While Harrison will be graduating soon, we know through his faith formation with weekly chapel services and community service projects at St. James, he’s learned to love God and neighbor. We know he’s well-prepared academically and spiritually as he enters high school. His faith will guide him throughout his life.

In addition to making masks to help families in nearby neighborhoods, the St. James school community also regularly participates in Lakeview Pantry and St. Teresa’s food donations.

St. James Lutheran School offers preschool through 8th grade students innovative and engaging coursework that shapes their intellectual, spiritual, and physical well-roundedness, leading 95% of graduating 8th graders into placement in their first-choice high school.

This school proudly serves Chicago’s Lincoln Park, Old Town, Bucktown, and Wicker Park neighborhoods and the surrounding community.

A Letter From Dawn Robinson


CLEF’s mission is to provide academic excellence to our students in a Christian environment. Today that can mean at-risk remote learning, in place of classroom instruction and safety. How can we help provide our students and their families with a Christian perspective in the face of despair, anger, racism, and destruction?