As announced last week, due to popular demand, we have extended Beading & Sewing Circle for another 4 week session. This is the 2nd extension to this program and we are thrilled to do so because of the large community turnout and engagement. We have really been having a great time coming together learning, teaching each other, laughing and eating.
This week, we wanted to share some of the work that has been done over the past few weeks:
Community member, Patricia X., is showing off her large beaded medallion piece she completed last night. We were excited to see the final product!
First time beader, Chantay M., completed these earrings for her daughter
First time beader and sewer, Bonita L., working on a beaded hair barrette and regalia pieces for her son.
Earrings on the left made by experienced beader 7th grader, Asya H. and earrings on the right made by experienced beader Lisa B.
Forrest B. made the tobacco pouch, beaded the edging and started beading another project
Join us for the next 2 scheduled sessions, 4th session date still to be determined
We are excited to welcome back, special guest Lacrosse Instructor, RJ Smith, to do a weekend of training for everyone of all ages!
On Saturday and Sunday, June 24th-25th, RJ will provide the following instruction:
10am-12pm Basic Instructor Instruction- RJ will be doing a more advanced training session for teenagers and adults who wish to learn the specific rules of lacrosse and how to facilitate community games
12 – 1pm- LUNCH
1 – 3pm All Ages Workshop- this workshop will be an opportunity for both children and adults to practice and play in a more relaxed setting.
Both sessions will be outside, weather permitting.
Location: Wilson Park, 4630 N Milwaukee Ave (street parking available)
Download the latest edition here: Summer 2017 Quarterly Newsletter
Congrats to all the Graduates this year! A great big thank you to all the families and community members who attended the Achievement Celebration, it was a huge success because of you! We had a packed house, and were so grateful to honor all the students who were graduating, their achievements, and recognizing our program participants, CPS teachers, organizations we collaborate with and our outgoing CAIEC council members! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
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Download the Program Booklet here: AchievementCelebration Program Booklet
Download the Awards Ceremony Presentation here: Achievement Celebration Presentation
Get ready for our annual summer program! This week-long program will continue with the theme, Mni Wiconi, or ‘Water is Life’. Youth will go on a field trip to the Chicago Botanic Gardens, participate in educational and artistic workshops facilitated by teachers from CPS and play lacrosse with visiting instructor, RJ Smith. Please RSVP by completing the Summer Program Registration Form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org