Photo of The Week: Summer Fun!

In honor of our upcoming summer program, we thought we’d share a couple of photos from last year’s summer fun! You can get in on the fun this summer when we work to “Build a Better World” by becoming a volunteer! Go to our website to find out more!

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Photo of The Week: Garden at Lena Washington

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Broccoli grows in our garden thanks to the hard work of our students and volunteers.

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Our student takes a break from watering the garden to have some fun with a different type of flower.

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Friday News Round-Up: A Great Spring 2012

As we wrap up our Spring 2012 program, Chicago HOPES would like to take some time highlight some of the great times we had this semester. The fun doesn’t stop here, however, you can join us this summer in “Building A Better World” with our children. Find out more on our website!

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Tutor Alison and one of our awesome students learn all about the great things that come from trees!

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Students and volunteers spend a lovely Saturday working together to brighten up the shelter!

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One of our awesome students marvels at her creation!

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Photo of the Week: Outdoor Fun at Lena Washington

After homework is through, one of our awesome tutors shows a couple of our great students some fancy footwork at Lena Washington Oneness Shelter.

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Friday News Round-Up: Building a Better World

During the school year, Chicago HOPES provides homework help and math and literacy reinforcement to K-8 students living inChicagohomeless shelters. In anticipation that our students will have little-to-no homework during the summer, we’ve elected to work with our kids to “Build a Better World.” Over our seven-week summer program, students will participate in a series of hands-on activities to learn more about the world around them and inside of them. Students will engage in pre-set lessons to learn about various international cultures; the science, technology, and engineering it takes to construct our built environment; and the health, nutrition, agriculture, and environmental practices necessary to preserve our bodies and our world.

Chicago HOPES is seeking volunteers to help support our students on this summer journey. Volunteers will encourage, guide, and participate alongside our students in our summer program; for interested volunteers, there are opportunities to lead lessons. Some tutors may also assist students with homework.

Please visit our website, www.chicagohopes.org for more information or to fill out an application! All potential volunteers must fill out the online application in order to be considered for a volunteer position.

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Friday News Round Up! Field Trips

Each semester HOPES likes to provide a unique opportunity to its students by having an end of the year field trip. This semester students will be going to the Brookfield Zoo to visit and learn about the different animals. May 19th all 3 of HOPES sites will have the opportunity of traveling to the zoo, free of charge.  As an extra special treat, students will have the opportunity to see the dolphin show.

 Thank you to the Brookfield Zoo and Commissioner Steele’s office for donating admission passes and dolphin show tickets. Without these donations the trip would not be possible. Thank you!

 

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A Night of Poetry and Music for Chicago HOPES!

Check out this flyer for our next event, designed lovingly by the great Lindsay Martinko!

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Chicago HOPES Program Director, Luis Humberto Valadez is holding a book/CD release event for his  latest project. Those of you who’ve been with HOPES for a while may remember that he held a similar event for the release of his first book of poetry “what i’m on.” This event is extra special to him because it’ll be his last act as Program Director of Chicago HOPES before stepping down!

Please come out for a great night of music and poetry and help support Chicago HOPES!

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