West Side school celebrates Herzl’s legacy

JUF News – West Side school celebrates Herzl’s legacy

January 19, 2017 – Herzl School of Excellence Principal Tamara Davis has a dream; it's to see her students through four graduations: eighth grade, high school, college and graduate school. "We are the living legacy of both Theodore Herzl and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.," Davis said. "We've got to ensure that we do the work that furthers their legacy." Built in 1915, the school was named in ho...

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Inspiring Words of Love and Justice

Inspiring Words of Love and Justice

This week, I got the chance to write and deliver personal notes to my students to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. This was a service project we did for our AmeriCorps program, but it was more of a pleasure for me than anything. I believe that it is extremely important to educate all youth about social justice and civil rights movements. Dr. King is not only an icon of the Af...

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High school football: Phillips, Johnsburg were vastly different programs 6 years ago

Northwest Herald – High school football: Phillips, Johnsburg were vastly different programs 6 years ago

November 17, 2016 – Chicago Phillips football coach Troy McAllister would be lying if he said he had envisioned his football team where it is now when he took over the program in 2010. McAllister’s team will suit up 46 players for the state semifinal game Friday at Johnsburg. At his first practice in 2010, 12 players showed up. Wendell Phillips Academy High School in Chicago’s Bronzeville...

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Solorio High School Football ‘Fighting For The Community’

DNAinfo – Solorio High School Football ‘Fighting For The Community’

October 14, 2016 – The Solorio Academy High School football team takes more than just a 6-1 record into its game Friday night against Phillips. "We're fighting for the community," quarterback Quincy Patterson said. The football program at Eric Solorio Academy High School, 5400 South St. Louis St., is not one of the historical blueblood football programs in Chicago Public League athletics. But ...

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