Saturday, May 25, 2019

LIFT offering support to families with children

The group LIFT works with parents who have children to help them achieve their goals. The goal is to have a 2-generational impact. They now have an office at 47th and Cottage Grove (710 47th Street) -- open by appointment. Families are identified in a variety of ways and HPKCAC members are invited to spread the word. LIFT has been around for 20 years and on the South Side for 4 years. 312-316-1899;;

They offer free, personalized career coaching; free financial coaching; support with pursuing education and career goals. Members are eligible for ~$600 stipend for participating in the coaching program.

Click here for the flyer.

Interested parents should complete this form.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Next HPKCAC meeting to take place Wednesday, May 22 at Dyett HS

Our next meeting will take place this Wednesday, May 22 at Dyett HS from 6-8pm. 

Topics for the meeting include 1) follow up ideas after hearing from Chief Equity Officer, Dr. Maurice Swinney, last month and 2) a presentation about how to use Twitter effectively by Lorraine Richardson. Using social media effectively can be a good way to advocate for our schools.

Everyone is welcome. 

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Hands-on learning for families from May 16-19

A number of free hands-on learning opportunities are available to families across Chicago and Evanston from May 16-19.

Here's the website:

A schedule of activities and locations can be found here.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

CPS families invited to offer feedback on food ideas for school lunches next year

CPS Nutrition Support Services, Aramark, and the Office of Student Health and Wellness invite CPS families to their Spring Student Food Fair on Wednesday, May 1 and Thursday, May 2 from 4:30-6:00pm at Benito Juarez Community Academy (1450 W. Cermak Road).

Taste and vote on over 40 new products and recipes. There will also be raffles and giveaways for students.

Please RSVP here: