Education Committee

Led by our local neighborhood public schools and educational partners, the BPNN Education Committee leverages existing community partnerships to promote academic success among Brighton Park students. Recognizing that youth’s academic achievement is integrally connected to their psychosocial needs, our work is grounded in a community school model that positions public schools as hubs where students, families, and the community at large can access a range of resources that promote their holistic well-being. In accordance with this community school model, our Education Committee focuses on the following initiatives:

  • Providing after-school and summer enrichment and academic support programming for Brighton Park students and families
  • Offering social-emotional support to Brighton Park students through school-based counseling and case management services
  • Facilitating opportunities for parent leadership and engagement
  • Expanding access to early childhood education services

Committee Chair:
  • Sara Haas, Principal at Brighton Park Elementary

  • Through our collective efforts, the Freshman on Track rate reached 86.7%. 
  • We provided mental health counseling to 178 students, of whom 70% attained one of their treatment goals.
  • 1,873 students participated in after school programs, of whom 58% demonstrated improved academic achievement.
  • 64 parent mentors supported students and teachers at our neighborhood schools.
  • We supported 26 students in accessing college or other certificate programs.
  • 1,678 students participated in early childhood education services.

Our Committees Goals + Strategies

Bold Goal: Increase the percentage of students in 3rd, 6th, 8th, and 9th grades at BPNN partner schools who end the year "on track."

Outcome Metrics:
  • % of 9th grade students on track to graduate
  • % of 3rd, 6th and 8th graders on-track

  • After school programs
  • Summer Programs
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • College Mentor Program
  • Parent Leadership Development
Become a Partner!
Our BPNN Committees meet once every other month to coordinate our efforts and discuss progress toward our ongoing initiatives. Sign up now to become a Brighton Park Neighborhood Network partner and join us in building a stronger community together!
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