Friday, October 30, 2020

Next meeting of the HPKCAC on Wednesday, November 18 at 6:30pm

The HPKCAC usually meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month. Because Thanksgiving falls the day after the 4th Wednesday in November, we are moving the meeting to the 3rd Wednesday, November 18, at 6:30pm. In addition to our regular school updates, we would like to discuss the future of this CAC. It is coming time for us to hold elections for officers, but as part of that process, we want to take a look at the road ahead and assess/reassess the direction of this group and whether enough people want to keep it going. We'll start the meeting off with a short recap of our history along with the reasons why the CAC was founded and why we've kept it going. We'll then open up the floor for discussion of the following: -- Attendance at our meetings has not been robust. Should we continue to keep the Hyde Park-Kenwood CAC going? Relatedly, what would folks like to see the CAC do to make it something that more people want to participate actively in? -- There are other groups that do education-related support in the community -- LSCs, HPKCC... Is the work of the HPKCAC distinct enough that we should remain a separate group? If the HPKCAC were to fold, would it be missed? Here is the link for the meeting: Or dial in by phone: +1 385-404-5367 (PIN: 648327301)

Sign-up form to become a member of the HPKCAC

To become an official member of the Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Action Council, please fill out this form and email it to Carl Hurdlik ( N.B. The small print at the end indicates that members should commit to spending 10 hours per month on CAC business. Don't let that number scare you away -- this can be as big or as small a commitment as you can make.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

The Illinois State Board of Education has an informative manual about dyslexia. Click here to see it.

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Maroon Tutor Match now available for K-12 students

The 2020-2021 Maroon Tutor Match (MTM) parent application is now open. This tutoring program matches UChicago students with K-12 students for 1:1 virtual tutoring. Please feel free to sign up at this link to be matched. Tutoring rates are $14/hr. and there are limited scholarships available to local families in need of financial support. To learn more, feel free to reach out to for more information.

CPS announces new details re: voting for LSC elections on November 18 &19

CPS is allowing parents to mail in their ballots for the LSC elections on November 18 (elementary schools) and November 19 (high schools) or vote in person. Community members will need to vote in person.

Friday, October 23, 2020

Next meeting of the HPKCAC on October 28 at 6:30pm

The next meeting of the Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Action Council will take place on Wednesday, October 28, at 6:30pm. Topics for the agenda include: Remote learning check-in, PreK and Cluster program return to school 2nd quarter, Dyslexia Awareness Month, LSC elections, and upcoming election for HPKCAC officers. or dial by phone: +1 304-397-0246 (PIN: 341493281) Hope to see you there!