Hundreds of teachers, principals, and school administrators packed the FamilyPlex last week in celebration of their commitment to education and the start of a new school year at Chicago Public Schools.
Going off to college is as exciting as it is daunting for some students. While students across the country dread imminent math and science coursework, some are also worried if they’ll have enough printer paper, toilet tissue, and instant ramen to make it through the semester.
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The community of East Garfield Park is like every community in Chicago, filled with bright children, hard-working adults and people that love each other. It is also an area experiencing tremendous loss. If we are to help and support our neighbors, we must start with understanding their trauma.
To support the youth of East Garfield Park as they aspire to tackle higher education, Breakthrough honored six neighborhood seniors for the inaugural Greer Scholarship program at a special banquet on Tuesday, July 17 at the FamilyPlex.
With clear skies and scorching weather, Breakthrough’s Home Court series held its first outdoor installment of the summer on Friday, June 29. Food, games, competition and scholastic achievement were seminal in bringing the East Garfield Park community together in the sweltering sun.