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Important Community Meetings – Englewood High School Closings

Let your voice be heard at the various community meetings happening in January regarding the Englewood HS closures.

CPS high schoolers get a head start on careers in medicine

Future health care professionals complete internships at Advocate Trinity Hospital.

Welcoming Sites for CPS Students on April 1st Teachers Strike

There are more than 250 sites citywide that will provide trained staff to serve students with breakfast, lunch,  online learning activities, physical education, arts and crafts during the 1 day Chicago Teachers Union strike.  Register online at or call 311 (the city of Chicago's information hotline) to find the site nearest you.

Community Leaders, Parents and Teachers Demand Improvements in CPS

Our poll of issues at local neighborhood schools shows that Englewood residents want change. One option: A bill in the Illinois House to move to an elected school board.

Englewood Schools Fight to Thrive During the After Math of CPS

Throughout the challenges in CPS, the remaining open schools in Englewood struggle to improve after decades of low academic peformance ratings.

Parents Face Tough Choices as CPS Attendance Boundaries Change

CPS data shows that the number of students attending local elementary schools—and whether they live in the attendance area—has been impacted by school closings in Englewood.

Youth Guidance Set to Host 22nd Annual Parent Leadership Conference

Youth Guidance's 22nd Annual Parent Leadership Conference entitled: Parenting with Knowledge, Action and Transformation will bring together more than 200 Chicago mothers, fathers, educators, and youth experts for empowerment and enlightenment.

Mentoring Matters: Making A Difference in the Lives of Youth

School-based, nonprofit Youth Guidance brings support to students & families in many of Chicago’s toughest neighborhoods .

Lindblom Math & Science Academy Enrollment Now Open !

Enrollment is now open for one of the best high schools in Chicago ! Lindblom Math & Science Academy, 6130 S. Wolcott Ave. The High School serves 9 - 12th grades and the Academic Center serves 7th and 8th grades. GO EAGLES ! Deadline: December 13th.

CPS Community Watch Worker Blows Whistle In Englewood

Alleged child sex offender attempt to interact with student along safe passage route foiled by CPS community watch worker.

Englewood Education Leadership Initiative Workshop

Join Teamwork Englewood for the Englewood Education Leadership Initiative Workshop, Monday March 18, 2013.

Day Two of The Teacher Strike Continues; Englewood Parents are Optimistic

Englewood parents remain optimistic while day two of the teacher strike continues.  Parents are seeking alternatives to keeping their children engaged and off the streets.

Say It out Loud! I’m a Parent and I’m Proud! Learn & Earn Conference 2/18/12

Empowering strategies to help your child and others succeed brought to you by the Urban Family Engagement Initiative of the National PTA, Illinois PTA, Black Star Community PTA and local community supporters!

Transforming Education in Englewood

The Greater Englewood Community Action Council is excited to share the Greater Englewood Strategic Educational Plan!! 

Calling all Englewood Parents!! - Free Englewood Education Empowerment Summit - Sat. Jan. 14th

Don't wait until school actions are proposed to get organized! The time is now for the community and parents to work together for the betterment of schools in Englewood!Join the Englewood Community Action Council for our first Englewood Education Empowerment Summit on Saturday, January 14, 2012  at Wentworth Elementary 6950 S. Sangamon from 9am - Noon. 

Englewood Steps into Action for Quality Schools!

Despite school actions, key stakeholders of Englewood have all hands on deck to implement Strategic Educational Plan. Englewood developed a community vision for a cradle-to-college or career pipeline and is working collectively to assure that the plans will be carried out despite the proposed actions outlined by the district.

Schools Closings & Turnarounds – Englewood CAC Special Meeting – 12/8 at KKC

There are over 20 schools in Englewood on probation.  CPS School Actions can potentially impact over 500 families in Englewood!

State of Emergency - Time to Occupy Englewood Schools!!

More than half of the elementary schools in the Greater Englewood community are on probation (level 3) and some of these may soon be subject to school actions (closings, consolidation, etc).

Englewood Speaks! Community Dialogue on Education

The Greater Englewood Community Action Council, along with the Office of Family & Community Engagement (FACE) is committed to engaging in meaningful conversation with parents and other community members. Therefore, we are inviting parents and local residents in your community to participate in a community dialogue – “Englewood Speaks”. This will be a thoughtful, honest conversation to hear from community members and educators concerning their values and priorities as it pertains to education. We will also solicit ideas on how to support schools in our community.

Greater Englewood Community Action Council (CAC)

The mission of the Community Action Council (CAC) is to serve as a vehicle of empowerment for parents and community members who want to impact change and improve your local schools. Various CACs have been formed in the Humboldt Park, Englewood, Austin and Bronzeville communities in November 2010. 

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