The responsibility to narrow the achievement gap rests with everyone; from the national to the community level. In East Garfield Park, we are working with families to resist the continuation of generational poverty and strive for prosperity for all its residents.
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.