New December Beading Circle dates!

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We’re excited to announce extended December dates of our ever popular Beading & Sewing Circle! Join us Tuesdays starting December 4th at the Ho-Chunk Chicago Branch Office from 4-7pm

Our current project is peyote stitch on lanyards. However, you can work on other projects as well.

This is a working group where we come to learn and teach each other.

Whether you are coming to learn how to bead or sew or are already advanced in skill, come to join us at this popular community event.

We do have space for children to come and do homework and socialize with other children.

We would also like to have potluck food available, please bring a small dish-desserts-beverages to share.

This event is free and open to the public.

Look forward to seeing you there!


Application deadline to apply to a CPS school is December 14, 2018, for the 2019-20 school year

GoCPS deadline 12-14-18

If you have a student applying to attend a CPS high school, elementary school or magnet pre-k program in 2019-20, they should apply via GoCPS.

GoCPS is the platform that allows families to apply to nearly every CPS school and program using one site, one application, and one deadline.


We believe that all of Chicago’s children and their families deserve access to quality education options that meet their needs and interests, including neighborhood schools, which every child is always eligible to attend. This is central to our mission of preparing our school children for success in college, career, and civic life.

CPS offers a wide variety of school and program options for students attending high school, elementary, and preschool. GoCPS is the central hub for learning, searching, exploring, applying and being selected to them.

Whether you are a current CPS family or new to the District, GoCPS is the gateway to finding the right school for you.

Between October 1 and December 14, 2018, families can apply to all district high schools, elementary schools (non-charter) and the four magnet Pre-K programs.


Upcoming orientation for a free Art Program for low-income students


Whether you like to doodle during class, take photos on your phone, alter your clothes, or you already have experience in creating different types of art…Marwen has something for you. Learn more HERE

Are you a Native youth Entrepreneur? Apply for this grant

Running Strong is giving away fifty $10,000 grants over the next five years to jumpstart the dreams of American Indian youth.

Running Strong for American Indian Youth® believes in the dreams of young American Indians: creating stronger communities, overcoming poverty, and building a better tomorrow for themselves and their families.

Fifty years ago, Billy Mills achieved his dream of winning an Olympic gold medal, and since then, he has used that victory to help him give back to the American Indian community. To celebrate Billy’s dream and his leadership, Running Strong is proud to announce the DreamstarterTM grant program to help the next generation of American Indian youth make their dreams come true.

Each year, Dreamstarter 50x$10K grants will be awarded to projects addressing a different theme. The themes are: For the next 5 years, Running Strong will provide ten $10,000 grants each year to community non-profits who will mentor a young Dreamstarter and work with them to implement a project inspired by the young person’s dream for her or his community. Beginning October 14th, Teams of one nonprofit organization and one Native American youth should work together to complete a Dreamstarter application outlining their idea, its funding needs, and how it will benefit youth.

Year 1 (2015-2016):  Wellness

Year 2 (2016-2017):  Arts & Culture
Year 3 (2017-2018):  Education
Year 4 (2018-2019):  Science & the Environment
Year 5 (2019-2020):  Entrepreneurs

Beading Circle has extended dates!

Hello Everyone, Beading Circle’s additional dates have been confirmed. We will now go through December 4th (excluding Nov 13th). See updated flyer below and please share!

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Navigating the Individualized Education Process (IEP)

Thursday at the Avondale/Logandale School and Tuesday at Bogan HS join these discussions to learn more on how to understand the process.


CPS Teachers complete your PD with the Office of Language & Cultural Education

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Download the Program Booklet Saturdays with OLCE Program Book

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