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Transforming Education in Englewood

The Greater Englewood Community Action Council is excited to share the Greater Englewood Strategic Educational Plan with all stakeholders of the Greater Englewood Neighborhood!

The vision of the Greater Englewood CAC was to transform the quality of education in our community ensuring all youth have access to high quality educational programs and community resources enabling successful transitions to post-secondary, career development and changing future trajectories. In order to achieve this vision, the Greater Englewood CAC members serve as active advocates for educational improvement and leaders of change throughout our community.

Since October of 2010, an active and invested group of residents, parents, educators and community members have worked to conduct a thorough assessment of the current state of education in the Greater Englewood community and develop specific recommendations for improvement. Please link here to download the entire Greater Englewood Strategic Educational Plan. 

The CAC’s overarching goal is to strengthen our community through increased levels of accountability, more effective collaboration, and cultivation of quality programs and supports from early childhood to adulthood. As a result of the work over the past several months, the CAC developed detailed goals, desire outcomes and action items to support the necessary transformation of education in our community!  “It’s good to see that we are already organically implementing this plan with our Englewood Education Empowerment Summit being held this Saturday, January 14, 2012 at Wentworth Elementary”, Latesha Dickerson, Co-Chair of Englewood CAC.

If you are interested in being a part of the implementation team please join the next Englewood Community Action Council meeting, February 2, 2012 at Robeson High School 6835 S. Normal Blvd. from 6pm-8pm or contact Brenda Bell at 773-553-1538 or

Key Dates:

Englewood Education Empowerment Summit hosted by the Englewood Community Action Council– January 14, 2012 - 9am-Noon, Wentworth Elementary School, 6950 S. Sangamon

Englewood Community Action Council Meeting – February 2, 2012 – 6pm-8pm, Paul Robeson High School, 6835 S. Normal Blvd.

Chicago Earn and Learn Parent Conference hosted by Urban Family Engagement Initiative of the National PTA, Illinois PTA, Black Star Community PTA – February 18, 2012 – 9am-3pm, UIC Behavioral Science Building  1007 W Harrison St.

Keywords: African Americans, Black Students, CPS, Education, Englewood Community, Englewood Strategic Educational Plan, Greater Englewood CAC

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