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Chalmers Elementary Specialty School of Excellence Report Card Pickup

Chalmers Elementary Specialty School of Excellence Report Card Pickup

On Thursday, Chalmers Elementary Specialty School of Excellence had their report card pickup. Since this was the day for parents and guardians of students to pick up report cards, the elementary students had a day off from school. However, teachers were required to be at the school from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Students were […]

Collins Academy High School Hopes to Remain Open

Collins Academy High School Hopes to Remain Open

Chicago Public Schools officials are on the verge of closing Collins Academy High School. Collins Academy, located on the west side of Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood, is a predominately African-American high school. It has an academic history of being below CPS standards based on the city’s requirements. Chicago’s school evaluation system is based on levels. […]

Gifted and Talented 7 Set to Change Lives

Gifted and Talented 7 Set to Change Lives

Gifted and Talented 7, also known as GT7 is a mentoring program for young black males growing up in Chicagoland. The original seven boys are advised under the authority of Kendall Straughter, the organization’s founder and executive director. The program begins working with the boys when they are high school freshmen and continues to mentor […]

‘Marshall’ and the Chicago Black Partners Alliance

‘Marshall’ and the Chicago Black Partners Alliance

On Oct. 11, 2017, the Chicago Black Partners Alliance (CBPA) hosted a private screening of the film, “Marshall.” This film told the story of Justice “Thurgood” Marshall and the trials and tribulations he faced as a black civil rights attorney during the 1940’s. He made a breakthrough in the recognition of racism in the South […]

The News School Demonstrates How Youth…

The News School Demonstrates How Youth…

On Monday, April 17, 2017, a unique and visionary partnership between Saint Agatha and Phalanx Family Services began. Saint Agatha is a closed elementary school and day care program previously offered thru the Archdiocese of Chicago. Phalanx Family Services is a full-service, nonprofit organization offering a multitude of programming for in-need families and individuals living […]

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