Lots of thanks to our students who donated to families in Puerto Rico. And many thanks to Sgt. Howard for organizing and transport!
Our students participated in the 4th Annual Marshall Square Peace March. Jesus Rosas and Fabian Romero are seen here leading the way. CLHS has been an active member of the Network which serves to bring all the social-service agencies in the community to empower families and youth.
Several of our JROTC leaders had an opportunity to attend the City Corps Staff JROTC Citywide Military Ball. Check out some pictures from the event here!
Through our partnership with SocialWorks Chicago, we were fortunate enough to be invited to the Obama Foundation Summit at UIC. A few of our students shared their thoughts:
What I got from Obama foundation summit is that we all should be united for one cause. All of us that were there were the future of this generation. We saw many great people there. Great leaders of this country and city. I saw the United States 44th president Barack Obama. We also saw his wife Michelle Obama that came from Chicago. A great leader that has given back to this city Chance The Rapper. They are all an inspiration for us young leaders to do greater things. We should all do and follow their examples and try to change the atmosphere in this city. I believe we can all make a change by uniting and stepping up.
The Obama Foundation Summit was so fun! We got see the 44th President of the United States Barack Obama, the First Lady Michelle Obama, Chance the Rapper, and many more well known world leaders and entertainment icons who want to make a change in the city of Chicago. They all gave emotional and motivating speeches that made us hopeful. There was also music all night to celebrate all the positive things that the people of Chicago are receiving. It was definitely an experience that I will always remember and that I'm sure everyone who attended enjoyed.
Congratulations to our stellar students of the month for September! Nice job, Edgar Estrada, Giessel Juarez, and Yesenia Robles! Keep up the good work!
Congratuations to Rafael Unzueta, our Unit Commander, who was recognized and commissioned in a recent JROTC ceremony.
100 Black Men of Chicago Scholarship Fair. (Anyone is welcome). Find out about scholarships and other opportunities. Is at the UIC Pavilion. You must register but it is FREE to attend. Parents can come with you, they do not need to register.
If enrolled in OneGoal, bring Ms. K evidence that you went on Tuesday, October 9 for extra credit.
Link to register and for more info below.
During the 2016-2017 school year, several film crews visited hundreds of schools to produce "Without A Net: The Digital Divide In America". The film focuses on the deep inequalities in America's education system that are keeping millions of students in digital darkness. Without A Net, narrated by Academy and Grammy Award® winner Jamie Foxx, which premiered on National Geographic at 10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, September 26th, spotlights the 'haves' and 'have nots' as it relates to technology in classrooms and presents the emotional and economic impact on students who lack access.
CLHS was one of many schools featured. See if you can find some of the times where our faculty and students made brief cameos!
Community Links awarded $100,000 from the New Chance Arts & Literature fund- from Chance the Rapper & Social Works!
Hello Links family & friends! We are PROUD to announce Spry Community Links High School has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the New Chance Arts & Literature fund- from Chance the Rapper and his non-profit Social Works! Staff have worked hard alongside CPS and Ingenuity to plan how the arts money will be utilized. Our current college and career space will be revamped and redesigned into a high tech arts and media lab so that our students can utilize their talents, genius and creativity. We are honored to work for this community and our youth. We will give them tools to empower themselves and their community through the Arts and education. Our youth will heal and empower their community through their creations and their leadership! Stay tuned y'all!
If you've graduated from Links, please bring back your old uniform shirts to donate to current students. You can drop them off at the Links front office. Thank you!