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Reading Programs Available for Children and Adults

Summer reading program offered for children and adults at Chicago State University and Saint Xavier University.

Volunteer at Hope High School!

In just a few weeks, Open Books will bring ReadThenWrite, a program that pairs dedicated volunteers with teens for a reading, writing, and publishing experience, to Hope College Prep High School, and we need more volunteers to make the program a success! Read on for more details on how you can help Hope HS 10th graders become published authors.

 

Registration for Winter Break Activities Open Now with Chicago City of Learning

WHAT: Mayor Emanuel’s Winter Adventure Passport and “Destination: Chicago,” a festival of doing and making for all ages

WHEN: Activities— December 21- January 3

Destination: Chicago—Saturday, January 18, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

WHERE: Activities held at libraries, community organizations, park district centers and museums across the city;

Destination: Chicago to be held at DePaul University Downtown Campus, 1 E Jackson St., Lower Concourse

WHO: Chicago youth ages 4-24; Chicago City of Learning

Daughter-Mother Team Complete and Compete

Greater West Town’s Shipping & Receiving and Wood Products Manufacturing Programs get you the skills to compete in today’s job market. Read how a mother-daughter pair took advantage of this free opportunity.

Greater West Town Celebrates National Education Week by Raising Academic Skills and Getting Adult Learners Back to Work

Expert in job training and placement, Greater West Town Training Partnership, celebrates National Education Week by connecting adult learners with career opportunities.

Registration Open for Fall 2013 Term at City Colleges of Chicago

Registration Open for Fall 2013 Term at City Colleges of Chicago

Quality, affordable education to prepare for

further college or a career available at locations throughout city

Now is the time to register for the Fall 2013 semester at City Colleges of Chicago before the first day of class begins August 26. City Colleges of Chicago offers a wide-range of quality, affordable educational options from certificate and associate degree programs to English as a Second Language and GED high school equivalency instruction.

Brighter Future Award Scholarship For Elementary-Age Englewood Youth - InfoSession July 20th

On Our Shoulders We Raise A Village -

Big Shoulders Fund

Big Shoulders Fund is continuing to accept applications for  Brighter Future Award 2013. A scholarship lottery aimed at investing in our young scholars in these crucial times for education in Englewood. The Brighter Future Award is a scholarship of up to $3,500 dollars to attend a Big Shoulders Fund school  of your choice anywhere in the city of Chicago. (see here) The Brighter Future Award aims to assist those student who are currently enrolled at closing,Level 3 and/or “on probation” school.  The scholarship typically represents 70% to 100% of tution cost depending on school and is auto-renewing for each academic school year up to 8th grade!   Previous students who have received Big Shoulders Fund scholarships have been put on the fast track to attend some of the nation's best Colleges and Universities.

 Let’s make that a reality for your child.   

Chicago Summer Of Learning Jumps Off At The Library

Start learning; start earning. Thurgood Marshall Library connects youth with citywide learning opportunities.

Year Up Chicago Recognizes Talent Among Urban Young Adults in Chicago

Despite talent and motivation, 6.7 million young adults in this country lack access to higher education and careers that provide them with a living wage. At the same time, our economy needs help. U.S. businesses are calling for more and better-trained talent to compete on the global stage, but there will not be enough skilled workers to meet that demand.

Greater West Town: Connecting Successfully with the Woodworking Industry

Learn to build cabinets and furniture, operate woodworking machines including CNC, read blueprints, measure accurately, and start a career in the satisfying field of wood products manufacturing.  Study at Greater West Town, an agency that connects with industry.

Englewood Education Leadership Initiative School Reform Strategies For the Grassroots

Englewood Education Leadership Initiative School Reform Strategies For the Grassroots. Presented by Dr. Charles M. Payne.

CTU Announces Notice of Intent To Strike (Full Video)

The Chicago Teachers Union president, Karen Lewis, announces the filing of a 10-day intent to strike notice.

Kennedy-King College Live on CAN-TV Hot Line 21

KKC LIVE ON CAN-TV!

Each One Reach One....Englewood Speaks a Success!!

With over 70 attendees that varied from parents, faith-based and community leaders, educators, teachers and students, attendees provided the Greater Englewood Community Action Council (GECAC) with the tools necessary to work on educational strategic plan!

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.

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