Friday, March 5, 2021
By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. As they say, the show must go on. And for the 13th year, Walt Disney World Resort (WDW) is hosting 100 students from across the country to empower youth to Be 100 and make their dreams come true as part of the Disney Dreamers Academy...
On October 7, 2020, President Preckwinkle joined the Housing Authority of Cook County (HACC) to mark Digital Inclusion Week by announcing a new initiative to provide laptops for all school-age HACC residents who are still in need of e-learning devices for the 2020-21 school year. Digital Inclusion Week is...
Founded by the late Larry Hawkins in 1968, the Office of Special Programs-College Prep (OSP) at the University of Chicago has been empowering Chicago high school students to imagine and prepare for bright futures for more than 50 years. The goal of the program is to provide Chicago Public School...
The U.S. Department of Education released the 2021–22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form. This launch comes as the Department continues to provide information, tools, and resources to help students make informed decisions about their education options. Students and parents can easily complete the form via fafsa.gov on...
Chicago-Based Mompreneur and Philanthropist Hosts Back to School Event for Underprivileged Children WHAT:  Genesis Emery, the founder of Amour Genesis, a Chicago-based brand empowering social community for women who want to pursue their career passions while balancing and embracing their journey through Mommy-hood, is proud to announce that she will...
Local fathers distribute food to those in need BSICS fathers, in partnership with Fathers, Families, and Healthy Communities (FFHC), Top Box Foods, and Wellcare is hosting a food drive on Aug. 20 from 1-3 p.m. at Barbara Sizemore Academy. Low-income fathers and families will receive among other healthy food products,...
This week, the University of Chicago announced the launch of UChicago Stand Together, an initiative to help increase educational access and career success for students from historically under-represented communities. The initiative offers specialized help for students from Chicago Public Schools and area charter schools who will now navigate the college...
By Chinta Strausberg Skye Jackson, the daughter of Yusef Jackson and granddaughter of Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. is hosting a Black Students Forum on Racism in Education: Returning to School in 2020 town hall meeting on Monday, August 10 from 5-7pm (CST) to discuss racism against Blacks in predominantly white...
Bronzeville Academy Charter School, an independent school board and charter school authorized by the Illinois State Board of Education, is announcing a public hearing for their e-Learning Program Verification. The public hearing will be held on August 17th at 1 p.m. and have an open period for public comment...
ABC7 News An Evanston group wants to suspend history lessons in schools until the lessons focus more on the contributions of minorities, and women. The group met Sunday at the Robert Crown Center to call on the state to stop its current history teaching practices. "The miseducation of our children must stop,"...