The United Way’s Born Learning Program

As president of the board of education for J.S. Morton High School District 201 in Cicero, Illinois, Jeff Pesek has worked with board members to improve the district’s policies and procedures. Outside of his professional responsibilities, Jeff Pesek supports charitable organizations such as the United Way.

The United Way mobilizes communities across the world to become stronger and more stable. Born Learning is a United Way public-engagement program that encourages parents to create an environment of learning for their children from birth. The campaign teaches parents, grandparents, and caregivers to approach everyday activities, such as cooking, reading, and even doing the laundry, as valuable opportunities for children to grow in their awareness and curiosity about the world.

Launched in 2005 on the Internet, Born Learning offers more than 500 online resources and educational materials, as well as downloadable tools and tips to help caregivers engage their young children and create lifelong learners. The simple, practical tools are designed to improve school readiness and create lasting community change. Visit for complete information.