Thursday, April 28, 2016

Next HPKCAC meeting to be held on Wednesday, May 25 at Kenwood HS

We have changed the day of our next HPKCAC meeting from the last Tuesday of the month to the last Wednesday. This means that our next meeting will be on Wednesday, May 25. We'll be meeting at Kenwood High School. Topics for discussion will include meeting the newly appointed 4th Ward Alderman, Sophia King. 

Monday, April 25, 2016

Ancona School's 4th Annual Diversity Symposium on May 14

This year, the Ancona School's Diversity Symposium will explore the concept of privilege within the context of parenting and teaching. The workshops will challenge misconceptions, provide interpretations and offer practical context for participants surrounding social inequalities in schools, teaching materials, and among students.

After a welcome coffee reception, the day will include a keynote, breakout sessions and lunch followed by a film screening of the White People, the groundbreaking documentary on race, followed by Q & A. Ancona welcomes educators, parents, school leadership and community members interested in multicultural education. Registration is now open

The symposium goes from 8:30am-4:00pm; Ancona School is located at 4770 S. Dorchester.

Annual IMPACT YOUTH: A Journey toward Peace Conference (May 13-14)

IMPACT YOUTH 2016 is the PEACE HUB’s 2nd Annual conference designed specifically for youth and youth advocates. The goal for the conference is to present approaches to address roadblocks our youth face. Workshop topics will include: Trauma 101, Adultism, Youth Development, Gangs, Mindfulness, Social Media, Youth Program Quality (presented by youth), Teen Dating Violence, and more. Please register here.

The conference will take place at the Gary Comer Youth Center (7200 S. Ingleside) from 8:30am-4:00pm on Friday-Saturday, May 13-14. There is no cost to participate and a continental breakfast and lunch will be served both days.

Careers Conference for High School Students on May 14

The University of Chicago is hosting a conference for high school students which will allow them to explore career options. Students will have the opportunity to connect one-on-one with a variety of practicing professionals, gain insight into the college admissions process from University admissions counselors, explore emerging industry trends, and engage in interactive STEM workshops. 

Contact the Office of Special Programs (773) 795-4229 with questions or click click here to register.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Next HPKCAC meeting to be held on Tuesday, April 26 at Kenwood HS

The next Hyde Park-Kenwood CAC meeting will be held at 6pm on Tuesday, April 26, at Kenwood High School (5015 S. Blackstone Avenue).

On the agenda:
-- an update regarding Dyett HS from Principal McLoyd
-- a representative from the office of Leadership & Learning will attend
-- discussion regarding next topic for a speaker meeting

Everyone is welcome!

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Summer Arts Program Fair on Sunday, April 10

There will be a free summer program fair on Sunday, April 10 which will provide information about high-quality arts programs for children and teens (Grades PreK-12) this summer. Drop in any time between 1–4 pm at the Arts Incubator (301 E. Garfield Blvd).

Representatives of arts programs in and/or serving residents of Chicago's South Side neighborhoods will be present to answer questions about their opportunities.  Register on the Facebook Page

Dyett Town Hall Meeting on April 14

There will be a town hall meeting concerning Dyett High School on Thursday, April 14, 2016 from 6pm-8pm at Mount Pisgah Church (4622 South King Drive). Community members who were active in pressuring CPS to keep Dyett open and to retain its status as an open-enrollment high school are going to be expressing their desires to:
-- put green technology in the curriculum
-- create Dyett as a community school
-- make sure there is an elected LSC in year 1
-- make community internships available
-- make sure that the Dyett Hunger Strike is recognized in the school

For more information or to RSVP call 773-548-7500

Parents & students are encouraged to attend