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Save Kelvyn Park High School
Logan Square Neighborhood Association Press Conference on the first day of school 2015, Kelvyn Park High School.
Logan Square Community Rallies Against Local School Budget Cuts (VIDEO)
Leaders with the Logan Square Neighborhood Association, which organized the rally, said 10 of the group's partner public schools face a combined $4.7 million in budget cuts for the upcoming school…
Logan Square Sees $4M in Slashed CPS Funds -- $1.6M at a Single School
“One of the major cuts will probably be teachers,” said Jennifer Velasquez, a 21-year-old Kelvyn Park High School graduate, Logan Square Neighborhood Association youth organizer and Logan…
Parent mentoring program highlighted... Antidote to Cynicism: Parent Mentoring Program Graduates 603 Parent Mentors for in-Classroom Student/Teacher Support
"...to have a Parent Mentor in their classroom is 33 cents per hour, less than $1.00 a day, while keeping administrative costs down: the administration of the statewide program is 5%, and local…
Local Officials Address Logan Square Neighbors' Fears of 606 Gentrification
In a brief keynote address at the end of the event, County Board President Toni Preckwinkle didn't reference any specific policy action but echoed the importance of affordable housing, of which…
Parents, Illinois Legislators Celebrate 20 Years of Parent Mentor Program
“The Parent Mentor Program is one that completely changed my life,” said Monica Espinosa , parent leader with Logan Square Neighborhood Association (LSNA).
Parents fear loss of school volunteers if Rauner has his way
Mama’s right up stairs. Attendance goes up. Homework help goes up. Grades go up. Parents, teachers and the community start to learn to work together."
‘Rauner, deja en paz a Padres Mentores’ (VIDEO & Articulo)
http://www.vivelohoy.com/author/leticia-espinosa El programa de Padres Mentores “es increíble, te cambia la vida de una manera única, invita a los padres a conocer mejor el…
Parent Mentors celebrate 20 years in schools — but fight for funding
http://chicago.suntimes.com/author/lfitzpatrick/ “Because of our work in the classrooms, partnering with teachers, principals and other parents, we learned that we all have something to share.…
Power in Numbers
Monday, March 16th, over 600 Parent Mentors from across Illinois communities will help kick-off the celebration at Northeastern Illinois University with the help of Illinois legislators State…
Parent Mentor Program Graduates Record Number Of Classroom Tutors
Largest-ever graduating class in the history of the Parent Mentor Progra m.
Thank you Parent Mentors. 2014 Graduation Video.
Thank you parent mentors for a job well done. Congratulations on your Graduation. See you next year!!
Graduating Seniors Testify to Elev8’s Strengths
These Elev8 students who are about to graduate from High School and continue on to college are the kind of leaders all of our communities can be proud of.
LSNA 52nd Congress Tackles Housing And Education
LSNA officials pledged to register 2,000 voters this summer. Their initiative was supported by the aldermen and several local groups including the Center For Changing Lives , St. Sylvester Parish and…
Logan Square Group Holds Vigil For Ames, Turns Spotlight On Kelvyn Park High
“They have to placate the public by letting them think they are going to talk this through, but they’ve already decided,’’ said Brian Brennan, a Kelvyn Park social studies…
Ames Military School Opposition to be a Focus of Neighborhood Congress
“It’s another way to keep politicians on their feet and tell them we have power and we can do a lot — especially when we have the support of the community,” said Jennifer…
U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky meets with Parent Mentors (Video)
LSNA Joanna Brown attended the meeting with U.S. Representative Jan Schakowski and parent mentors at Fairfield South in Niles, IL.
Spotlight Series: Parent Mentor Program Overview (Video)
Watch an overview of the NWSHC's Parent Mentor Program in Mary Lyon, Peter Reinberg, and Marvin Camras Chicago Public Elementary Schools.
Continuar el debate sobre la secundaria Ames
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Ames Referendum VICTORY Press Conference: 10am this morning at the Board of Ed
On March 18th Voters said YES to #SaveAmes.
Breaking Down Quinn's State Budget Address
During his state budget address Wednesday, Gov. Pat Quinn said he wants to keep $1 million dollar spending level intact for the Parent Mentor Program as part of the Illinois State Board of Education…
Vitale demand for proof of community support is met by Ames Referendum success (Video)
Parents and Ames Community leaders testified at the CPS Board meeting on Wednesday 03/15/14 after Referendum success asking David Vitale to reconsider plans to convert Ames to Military School. 69% of…
Ames Referendum VICTORY Press Conference: 10am this morning at the Board of Ed
On March 18th Voters said YES to #SaveAmes.
Will CPS reverse itself on Ames Middle School?
When the votes were counted, it wasn't even close. The locals whupped Maldonado, winning roughly 69 percent of the votes.
ABC 7's Emmy Award-winning 'The Ñ Beat' celebrates accomplishments of Latino Community - including LSNA's Abriendo Puertos.
"Abriendo Puertas... Logan Square Neighborhood Association was one of the first Chicago agencies to implement the program and the parents who've completed it say they've seen huge strides in their…

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