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Celebrate Victory at Esperanza Annual Fundraiser!
Thu, Apr 24 5:30pm
Union League Club of Chicago
Chicago

SUBURBAN EVENT
Tornado Relief In Washington Illinois- Shift 1
Sat, Apr 26 5:00am
27265 Dutch Lane, Washington IL  61571
Washington

SUBURBAN EVENT
Tornado Relief In Washington Illinois- Shift 2
Sat, Apr 26 7:00am
27265 Dutch Lane, Washington IL  61571
Washington

Once Upon A Time....
Children's Place Gala Setup!
Sat, Apr 26 10:00am
Union Station
Chicago

Suburban Event
Skokie Earth Day Celebration
Sun, Apr 27 10:30am
Emily Oaks Nature Center
Skokie

Assist with Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon at Norwood Life Society
Sun, Apr 27 11:00am
Norwood Park Senior Center
Chicago

Become a One Brick Leader / Leadership Team Info Session
Wed, Apr 30 7:00pm
TBD - Near North/Gold Coast area
once RSVP is confirmed

Help Rebuild New Orleans - Week long trip!
Sat, May 3 1:00am
Mustard Seed Volunteer House
Chalmette

Gear Check/Beer Tent at Cinco de Miler 5k
Sun, May 4 7:30am
Montrose Harbor
Chicago

Event Name:
Reclaiming the Skinner North Elementary Playground - Day 1
Location: Skinner North Elementary
Address: 640 W Scott St , (between Halsted and Larrabee), Chicago, IL 60610 (map)
Date: Sat, May 7th    10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Staff:
Manager: Amy S (email) Coordinator: Shaun B (email)
(RSVP)  
Description:

Day One of Skinner project - feel free to sign up for Saturday OR Sunday - no need to participate both days!

Friends of Skinner North (FoSN, the parent-teacher organization) would like to help the school reduce its carbon footprint by planting special shade trees on the south side of the school. This will lower energy costs, make the classrooms (no AC) less uncomfortable for the kids, provide homes for birds/wildlife, and beautify what has been a very poor neighborhood.  FoSN has donated Fastagiatia trees and supplies, and One Brick will provide the volunteers!

In addition to digging giant holes for tree planting, One Brickers will be weeding and cleaning up broken glass.  Ultimately, we want to help reclaim the grass areas around the school as safe playgrounds!

Plan to get dirty - this event is rain or shine!  Though supplies will be available, feel free to bring your own work gloves, dandelion diggers, or other appropriate tools.

 


Organization: Skinner North Elementary

The mission of the new Skinner North Classical Elementary School is to provide a challenging liberal arts course of instruction for academically advanced students, with an accelerated curriculum focusing in literature, mathematics, language arts, world language and the humanities. As of 2009-2010, there were 105 students enrolled at Skinner North; 34.3% were low income students and 24.8% were Limited English Learners. The student population is truly diverse: 30% African-American, 30% Caucasian, and statistically significant numbers of both Asian-American and Hispanic students. Each day, everyone at Skinner North is tasked with growing school spirit, this means building the entire school community - friends, parents and local community. Come and see for yourself!

Driving: From the Kennedy expressway: Exit at Division heading East. Cross river and make a left on Halsted. Take first right onto Scott Street. From Lake Shore Drive: Exit LaSalle. Right on Division, right on Larrabee, and first left onto Scott Street.

Transit: Easily accessible via CTA red and brown lines! Or, take the Halsted bus to Scott or the Division bus to Larabee.
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