Partnered Community School

Thomas Kelly College Prep

At Brighton Park Neighborhood Council (BPNC), we are committed to supporting students in our community. That's why we have partnered with Thomas Kelly High School and other organizations to build a coalition dedicated to providing resources and support to students. We believe that schools are at the heart of our community, and we are working hard to ensure that students have the tools they need to succeed.

BPNC Programs

All BPNC Programs are held within our partnered community schools free of charge. If you are interested in joining a program please fill out our registration form and our resource coordinator will get in contact with more details.

Location: 4136 S California Ave, Chicago, IL 60632

Resource Coordinator: Meliza Priego,

We Follow the Sustainable Community Schools Model

Sustainable Community Schools strive to improve the access to various academic and non-academic programs for children and families, improve the relationships between teachers, parents, and school personnel, and create a mutually supportive environment where classroom and social support services work together to enhance student achievement. Sustainable Community Schools will be connected to the neighborhood and intentionally involve parents, students, and community partners.


  • Racial Justice and Equity
  • Transparency and Trusting Relationships
  • Self-determination and Governance
  • Build from community strengths, community wisdom and data/best practice evidence
  • Shared leadership and collaboration
  • Reflective learning culture
  • Whole child approach to education


  • Curricula that are engaging, culturally relevant, and challenging
  • An emphasis on high-quality teaching, not high-stakes testing
  • Wrap-around support and opportunities
  • Positive discipline practices, such as restorative justice and social-emotional learning supports
  • Authentic parent and community engagement
  • Inclusive school leadership.