What we do
North Side, Community-Wide. A local initiative to strengthen the neighborhood public schools anchored by Amundsen and Lake View High Schools and their feeder elementary schools.
We are bringing together parents, educators, students, elected officials, community leaders, philanthropic partners and school improvement experts from the University of Chicago to create a seamless, outstanding K-12 system in our neighborhood. GROWCommunity recently became a nonprofit organization led by members of our community with years of experience building excellent neighborhood public schools.
We are working right now to...
- Spread the word about the great things happening at Amundsen and Lake View. Most recently, we organized spring high school student ambassador visits to elementary feeder schools and developed a postcard featuring information about Amundsen and Lake View and their students.
- Boost collaboration among schools and the many individuals and organizations that support them. Most recently, we have presented at local neighborhood association meetings, and we are working with Friends of Amundsen and Lake View High School Partners to plan a joint middle-school/high-school professional development session.
- Drive more resources into our neighborhood schools. Our partnership with UChicago Impact, a non-profit organization situated within the University of Chicago, is providing on-the-ground school improvement tools to five GROWCommunity schools. More about the GROWCommunity/UChicago Impact partnership.