Saturday, December 26, 2020

Volunteer judges needed for CPS Decathlon on February 20, 2021

Volunteer judges are needed to judge student performances on Saturday, February 20 for the Annual Academic Decathlon. The Annual Academic Decathlon is a nationwide competition that promotes academic excellence through teamwork. Students of all achievement levels are tested on various subjects, such as Art, Economics, Music, Language Arts and Literature, Mathematics, Science, and Social Science. Proficiency in Speech, Interview, and Essay writing is included as well. Students receive training and coaching throughout the school year in preparation to compete on a citywide and national stage. The specific content varies from year to year and is determined by the United States Academic Decathlon (USAD) Board of Directors. The 2020 topic is The Cold War. To ensure the safety of everyone and to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the competition and volunteer roles have adopted a virtual format. This year they are in need of Interview and Speech Judges for the 2021 Academic Decathlon City Championship on Saturday, February 20, 2021. Specifically, they are looking for 40 speech judges and 40 interview judges for the City Championship. Your help would be greatly appreciated and would ensure a successful competition. It’s a great way to connect with students and support months of hard work. Confirmed volunteers will receive information regarding roles and responsibilities as well as training on Friday, February 5th. If this opportunity interests you, the online volunteer registration link is here. Please feel free to forward this information to family, friends, and colleagues who could benefit from this opportunity to support our youth. Also, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Anthony Mosley at Please click here for important information regarding CPS Volunteer policy and procedures. Click here for the flyer for the event.

Thursday, December 17, 2020

New Officers for the HPKCAC and CPS updates

Thank you to those who were able to join us for Wednesday night's HPKCAC meeting and congratulations to our new officers: Zanette Sanders (Chair) and Vicky Long (Secretary). As a follow-up, below are some upcoming events, resources, and opportunities to share: - December 14th Press Release on CPS High School Strategy - CPS Weekly Reopening Marketing Package (additional resources can be found at - New CPS Virtual Series: Ask the Expert! Ask the Expert is a weekly program offered by FACE. Ask the Expert is on Thursdays from 4 p.m.- 5 p.m. All sessions are recorded and later uploaded on the FACE YouTube channel. - Malcolm X College Project MPACT - December 19th Chicago Park District Winter Wonderland (various locations) - My CHI. My Future COVID-19 Resource Guide (health, food, housing, etc)

Friday, December 4, 2020

Next meeting of the HPKCAC on December 16 at 6:30pm

The next meeting of the Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Action Council will take place on Wednesday, December 16 at 6:30 pm via googlemeets. Here is the googlemeet link: If you'd like to dial in by phone: (US) +1 347-696-8107 (PIN: 228792161) We are going to hold elections at this meeting. If you plan to run for chair or secretary, please be prepared to say a few words about your interest in the position. We'd also like to work on a one-pager about the HPKCAC that we can share with people in order to increase the number of active participants. Please see the attached drafts and come with suggestions for additional bullet points and/or other improvements.