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Annual fair promotes Back to School readiness

With 29 resource tables and fresh market goods, the 2017 Back of the Yards (BOTY) Back to School Fair was the place to be for residents and families in the neighborhood. The annual back to school fair was held on Saturday, Sept. 2 and gave away more than 800 bookbags filled with school supplies. Every […]

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Chavez Elementary raises the bar

With support from parents, school faculty and community partnerships, Chavez students are achieving high levels of academic success and the news is making many proud. A little over 26 percent of Chávez eighth grade students were notified of their acceptance into various selective enrollment high schools across Chicago in early March. The selective enrollment high […]

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Monthly EAVI/CAPS Meeting Report: Halloween Safety

In efforts to keep residents informed and discuss ways to increase safety in the neighborhood while helping eliminate and displace crime in the area, the Expanded Anti-Violence Initiative and CAPS held once again their monthly meeting at Chavez Multicultural Academy. The following is a recap of the Sept. 6 meeting: CAPS Update: With Halloween around […]