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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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A Back of the Yards West Point Story

Sitting upright with perfect posture in his living room sofa chair, Back of the Yards College Prep (BOYCP) Senior Zorian Flowers described how, like many before him, a book helped shape and inspire his future.  Flowers, 17, was recently accepted into the prestigious United States Military Academy known as West Point.  He credits Battle Dress, […]

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Local groups come together for peace in their neighborhoods

Precious Blood Center (PBMR), SuCasa and the Br. David Darst Center hosted their first monthly Luncheon for Peace in Back of the Yards today at the Art on 51st gallery located on 51st and South Elizabeth Street. A smaller luncheon event was held the day before at Su Casa, a family shelter located in the […]