Parent University

NPN's Parent University Speaker Series brings you pertinent information on parenting and lifestyle issues. Each event will not only provide interaction with a professional on the topic of the day, but also a chance to connect with and learn from other parents. Parent University is one of the many ways NPN facilitates interaction among our member parents while providing you with educational resources. If you have an idea for a future speaker/session, please contact us at

An E-Ticket is required to attend all Parent University Speaker Series events - 1 adult per each E-ticket.

Next Event

  Home Buyers & Sellers Forum @ Real Living City Residential
Location: Real Living City Residential
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM · Apr 26, 2018
Who: Members & Non-members - Adults only
Parking: Street/metered parking is available in the vicinity.
Cost: Free
Coordinator: Kim Cambric

Are you in the process of choosing a school district? Are you considering either selling your home and purchasing a new one or purchasing your first home in a specific school district? Are you just in the planning stages?

Join us for a Home Buyers & Sellers Forum at Real Living City Residential with Neil Hackler and Tom Merritt!

·      Discuss the current realestate market and neighborhoods

·      Is now a good time to buy or sell?

·      Understanding the home buying and selling process

·      How do I prepare my finances for purchasing a home?

·      What should I know about qualifying for a mortgage, current rates and the lending programs?  

Our panelists are Neil Hackler, residential realtor with Real Living City Residential-Neil Hackler Group and Tom Merritt from Summit Funding, a boutique mortgage bank in Chicago. Neil has been a proud sponsor of NPN for 5 years and has helped many NPN members move into the school district that was right for their family. Tom specializes in working with individuals & families to obtain financing for the purchase or refinance of their homes, condos, second homes or investment properties. 

We'll have plenty of food and refreshments to help keep you focused! Adults only please; lap babies are welcome.    

Questions?  Please contact


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Meet the Co-Chairs

Didi Lewis Didi joined NPN in 2010 while researching school options for her son and seeking support from other working moms. When her daughter came along the following year, her fondness for NPN, its activity-packed event calendar, and its active discussion board grew. With a JD and certificate in Family Law from DePaul College of Law, her dedication to the local parent community in her downtown neighborhood, and her passion for advocating family life in the big city (she’s also a proud CPS grad), Didi happily joined the NPN staff in 2013. As School Choice, Programming and Outreach Manager, Didi is excited about helping Chicago parents learn about educational options within the city and discover all of the amazing benefits NPN has to offer for new and growing urban families. After spending her entire life as a north-sider, Didi now lives in the South Loop with her south-sider husband Rod and their city kids, RJ and Rio.

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