To build a safe Chicago—a Chicago where all our children have opportunities to learn, develop their talents and thrive—we need to dramatically increase the resources in our schools and make them the heart of our communities. That is why the Brighton Park Neighborhood Council partners with our neighborhood schools to provide education and support services to students and their families and to advocate for education equity and parent and student voice in decision making.
BPNC currently has Full Service Community School Partnerships with six neighborhood public schools in the Brighton Park community:
These strategic partnerships are aimed at transforming our schools into true centers of community life. Our programs are designed to improve the educational outcomes for at-risk students through academic support, social-emotional support, violence prevention programs, and mental health services. We work to improve the overall learning climate, and the health and safety of our schools, by involving students, parents and teachers, and by combining services and advocacy on behalf of education justice.
Organizing & Policy Campaigns
Programs & Services
Through our Full Service Community School Initiative (FSCSI), we have brought more than $1.5 million into schools. Last year, we served over 1,100 students.