C.L.I.C.K. for Justice and Equality is an agent of change alerting our social community of injustices and inequalities among the underserved, disadvantaged, and disenfranchised individual or group. A disadvantaged or disenfranchised person or group is anyone who is socially, culturally, and politically deprived of or oppressed from life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Change takes place through our legislative body of Senators and State Representatives, not from the Judicial bench.
April 01, 2013
Project Hood News
April 1st, 2013
Thanks for all the supportive messages you have been sending in. Our goal each week is to share with you many different topics that all funnel into the debate of "Where does violence start?". One hot topic here in Chicago is the school system. School closing is an obvious and painful starting point. How will closing community schools effect murder rates 1 year, 5 years, or even 10 years from now?
Please read and share these articles with your family and friends. Spread the word about Project Hood.
Project Hood Team
What every child deserves
TOGETHER. SHAPING THE FUTURE.
At Project Choices, we are beginning to implement an incentives program to help boost attendance
and compliance with program requirements. Our youth are teens with busy academic and social lives
- three program days a week is substantial.The mandated must compete with that which is desired.
We have formatted a method of helping the teens to achieve program goals:
CHICAGO - Curtis Johnson cried when he heard that the public school where he works as a security guard and where two of his children are students will close at the end of this school year.
Johnson, 42, worries his children, ages 11 and 13, will have to "walk across gang-infested neighborhoods" to get to their new school. "I don't understand that," he says.
The announcement last week that Chicago Public Schools will close 54 schools before classes begin next fall is creating a furor.
Jesse Ruiz, vice president of the Chicago Board of Education, says the number of schools must be pared because many are underutilized because of a shrinking student population - the number of Chicago residents fell by 200,418 from 2000 to 2010 - and because the district faces a $1 billion budget shortfall.
Gang 'Curse' A Reality For CPS Kids As Schools CloseBy Mark Konkol, DNAinfo Writer at Large
Next fall, Old Town kids at Manierre Elementary might have to walk four blocks to Jenner Elementary Academy of the Arts in River North.
It's about nine minutes on foot - past the Dominick's, across Division Street and through Seward Park to their new school.
That might not sound like a big deal - but it is.
In that part of town - where the notoriously gang-infested Cabrini Green towers have been torn down and replaced with an urban farm and an increasing number of condos - warring gangs battle over drug turf and hold long-standing grudges in the slowly gentrifying 'hood.
"We're dealing with a generational curse," Ald. Walter Burnett (27th) said. "Some of these kid's parents were killed by other kid's parents. That's the real stuff in that neighborhood."
ProjectHOOD will Kick-Off the Summer with a 5K Walk and a 10K Run, culminating with a Peace and Health Rally. Our city needs something that will foster collaboration and community. Going into the summer, it's no secret, history has suggested that our children are at a greater risk of exposure to violence and we need something that will produce hope. Chicago is a runners' city and in conjunction with the City of Chicago and others, this could ideally be the event of the year!