|HPKCC Schools Committee's Youth Programs Database portal: in, afterschool, and out-of-school|
Youth Afterschool, in-school, school programs, and other skill and asset/experience-building programs databases
available to parents, youth, and schools in Hyde Park and the greater South Side
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This resource database for parents, youth, LSCs, teachers and administrators is brought to you by the Schools Committee of Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference, Camille Hamilton-Doyle Chairman, Nancy Baum CoChairman, and the HPKCC website hydepark.org.
Principal preparers of our youth programs database: James Harris, Gary Ossewaarde, Nancy Baum and several other committee members. Manager Gary Ossewaarde.
Portal to more on Schools Committee, directories/resources for parents and educators in this website.
Press "back" to go the new hydepark.org homepage or http://www.hydeparkrecord for homepage and navigation to this site.
Meetings, forums and opportunities.
Click here for The HPKCC Youth Programs Database: afterschool and out-of-school activities and school partners and schools programs, a large number of which have asked or consented to partner with the HPKCC Schools Committee in having their contact information and a brief description placed on our Database. This file is ALPHABETICAL (but most University of Chicago programs are grouped together). This form of the database is biased toward arts, science, academic/tutoring, sports and similar programs. The expanded database (next paragraph) has a broader focus with more social experience and service providers. Also, see below other directories in hydepark.org that can help in identifying and locating comprehensive services and resources for youth and families on the South Side, and see other online databases of youth programs. Please feel free to copy, print and disseminate! (Please note this is an Adobe Acrobat Reader (.PDF) file, derived from an Access spreadsheet. (Not all fields show-- if you need a zip code, age target of a program, or estimates of what (some) cost, contact us at email@example.com - Gary Ossewaarde.) (If you do not have the free Acrobat Reader, click here to download.) Our document has nearly 50 pages.... Suggested: finding and either printing the page(s) of interest or hand-copying an entry needed.)
Program Providers: please send timely updates to firstname.lastname@example.org attn. Gary Ossewaarde/Schools. And we are delighted to learn when schools bring in new partners.
Visit our Afterschool database directory expanded version, with nearly all area providers or serving youth in our area, grouped by type of program and with expanded descriptions and more links.
2011 Summer camps and spring 2011 opportunities are coming in!
This database's url is www.hydepark.org/education/afterschool.htm. Last updated May 20, 2013.
To a more complete description of the CPS After School/Office of Extended Learning Opportunities programs (separate page). A new CPS guide to integrating the arts (including social studies and sciences) into the curriculum and creating full engagement with arts program providers was released as of October 23. It was announced at, inter alia, the HPKCC Schools Committee September 29 2009 Networking Dinner for Schools and LSCs. For details contact email@example.com. It's called the "Chicago Guide for Teaching and Learning in the Arts."
New visions look to more encompassing approaches or expanded roles for schools: visit our Assets-Building Program/Coalition Prospectus and Kids Promise Zone for Nearby Neighborhoods?
DONATE NOW TO THE SUPPLY DRIVE FOR HYDE PARK AND KENWOOD SCHOOLS- Back to School Supply Drive:
With tighter budgets than ever, many local public schools will be starting the school year with little or no money in their budgets for school supplies. Since many of our schools serve students who are homeless or low income, this places an even greater burden on their families. OVER $2,000 GIVEN SO FAR.
To help meet this need, the HPKCC Schools Committee is organizing a Back To School supply drive. For a $10 donation you can provide pencils, pens, markers, crayons, spiral notebook and filler paper for one child.
The committee will accept monetary donations through Wednesday, September 5th. Supporters can donate online at http://www.hydepark.org/programs/schools.html DONATE button or mail a check made out to the Hyde Park Kenwood Community Conference-Supply Drive to the Conference office at 1525 East 53rd Street, #907, Chicago, IL 60615. All donations will be used to purchase supplies which will be distributed to the participating Hyde Park/Kenwood public schools. Questions? Contact Nancy Baum at HaveAHeart2012@gmail.com.
Visit the interactive website of Black Youth Project, which also has a vast archive link on research on youth and their concerns. http://www.blackyouthproject.com.
APPLY NOW FOR FALL and year-round AFTERSCHOOL MATTERS PROGRAMS (with DFSS)- Ages 6-18. Includes summer meals! Centers- ours is in the 4th CPS Region. Get academic suport, health, Use the "Program Locator" http://www.afterschoolchicago.org.
Teens: Apply Now For Fall Programs
Apply Online At WWW.AFTERSCHOOLMATTERS.ORG
Teens who are at least 14 years of age and currently enrolled in a Chicago Public Schools high school are encouraged to apply. Visit the web site for further eligibility requirements.
These other online programs databases are also highly recommended:
Project Exploration's nationwide opportunity database, Discover Your Summer, http://www.projectexploration.org/dys.htm.
Black Excel Chicago KidStart Summer Jobs at http://www.blackexcel.org (Other guides include college/college search) (Other guides to summer jobs are in www.cityofchicago.org and www.chicagoparkdistrict.com.)
Gear Up Chicago guides: http://www.GearUpChicago.org and cuip.uchicago.edu/schools/gearup/chicago/resources.
The Network Directory of the Southside arts and Humanities Network of The Civic Knowledge Project, University of Chicago. Updated annually. Contact Joanie Friedman or P. Gaffney, 773 834-3929.
University of Chicago and UC Alumni Partnership programs for public school students and in area schools are in this website's UC & Schools page.
Visit the following for advice on children facing summer school or "not passing". http://pureparents.org/index.php?blog/show/Help_for_parents.
The Wallace Foundation supported a database of programs funded by After School Matters, but the latter does not show many programs in our area - find in - http://www.AfterSchoolMatters.org.
Not on line is a Guide to school and youth providers in Hyde Park and Kenwood, prepared by the offices of State Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie (1301 E. 53rd St., 773 667-0550) and Ald. Toni Preckwinkle (4th, 4659 S. Cottage Grove 2nd floor, 773 535-8103) and found at their offices. Rebecca Janowitz is to be thanked for long work on this.
Meetings, forums, opportunities
Attention: inportant CPS School Action Policy Survey -closes Oct. 31. See the proposed policy. Take survey in CPS site-http://www.cps.edu/About_CPS/Policies_and_guidelines/Pages/SchoolActionsFeedback.aspx
VISION OF THE CPS ARTS EDUCATION PLAN
The guiding principle of the CPS Arts Education Plan is that every CPS student will receive ongoing high quality arts education both in and out of the classroom.
Through a comprehensive and sequential study of visual art, music, dance, and theater from K-12th grade, all Chicago Public Schools students will have the opportunity to develop into innovative thinkers and creative problem solvers who are capable of expressing themselves, understanding others and contributing to their city’s culture and economy for years to come.
The CPS Arts Education Plan honors and promotes the critical role of certified arts instructors as anchors for building robust arts programs and creating strong arts partnerships in schools.
Five Guiding Principles
¦Provide equity and access to arts learning for not just some, but all children
¦Return the arts to the ongoing education and school day experience
¦Provide quality sequential arts instruction
¦Prepare young people for life and work in the 21st Century
¦Support increasing high school graduation rates
THE CPS ARTS EDUCATION PLAN STANDARDS
The CPS Arts Education Plan will focus on creating goals that will elevate the following six standards in the arts:
¦District Arts Policy
¦In School and Out of School Arts Guidelines
¦Arts Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
¦Data and Strategy
¦Arts Partnerships & Collaborations
¦Professional Development in the Arts
Visit the new HPKCC website, http://www.hydepark.org to find latest thoughts and updates by the Conference on schools and education. To navigate into this background and neighborhood HPKCC site, go to http://www.hydeparkrecord.org.
These other Schools Committee and Hyde Park Record directories, resources and pages can inform about broader services and resources for young children, youth and families on the mid South Side and what the Committee and others are doing:
To Schools Committee (Education Homepage). To expanded "About the Schools Committee" (printable). To our Education and Schools Resources for parents, teachers and local school councils.
LSCs. School/Education News. News from Schools.
Hot School Topics
Friends of Hyde Park Public Schools/Have A Heart supply drives
Schools Directory with schools websites.
Community Schools, Defining Excellence
Test Scores and Rankings has links to such highly recommended sites as Illinois Interactive Report Card.
Local School Councils (LSC)-guide, schedule and about.
University of Chicago Resources and Research about Schools (navigate to subpages).
Assets-Building Program/Coalition Prospectus. Kids Promise Zone for Nearby Neighborhoods?
Culture and Arts providers, organizations, places in Hyde Park and the South Side Directory
Hyde Park Schools group
Community Resources (by type)
Education and Schools Resources for parents, students, and schools
Faith Communities and Organizations, Resources
Good Neighbors- Volunteer and Community Service opportunities
Green and Sustainable in Hyde Park
Helpline (including children and youth services, counseling, financial, food*, health, housing, legal, recovery and more)
See also The Grocery and Markets-gardens Scene, Restaurants and Entertainment, Gardens in Hyde Park
Housing and Affordable Housing Information
Nonprofit Organizations (by type/mission) in Greater Hyde Park and Citywide community and nonprofit assistance orgs
Recreation and Fitness
Schools and Education/tutoring Provider Directory including Directory of Schools
University of Chicago Resources and Research about Schools. (Subpages from there)