National Latino Education Institute Pushes Trades Education with CONSTRUCT

Published January 28, 2020

The CONSTRUCT program offers free training and job placement for high school graduates into well-paying careers in the construction industry, with the 2020 session starting on February 5.

  • CONSTRUCT offers training and job placement for careers in construction and related fields.
  • The free program is open to high school graduates 18 and older.
  • Sign up now for the 2020 session, which begins on February 5.

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Celebrate the Year of the Rat This Week in McKinley Park

Published January 27, 2020

The McKinley Park neighborhood celebrates Chinese New Year; Pochos rolls out its all-female Galentines night; the library screens Mouse Hunt; and more great events entertain this week.

  • Chinese New Year celebrations — including food and dragon dancers — take center stage this weekend at Marz Community Brewing Co. Note: The Chinese New Year Celebration at the field house has been canceled due to health concerns connected to the coronavirus outbreak.
  • Pochos presents an all-female revue at its "Galentines" night.
  • The McKinley Park public library again hosts Community Cinema, drop-in gaming and more.

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STEM Pros Sought to Judge Robotics Competition

Published January 22, 2020

The FIRST 5125 Hawks on the Horizon robotics team at Horizon Science Academy - McKinley Park asks for community assistance with judging the Chicago South League Tournament on Sat., Feb. 1, at the school.

  • FIRST 5125 Hawks on the Horizon robotics team competing in Chicago South League Tournament.
  • More judges needed with engineering, software development and math expertise.
  • Horizon Science Academy - McKinley Park hosts the FIRST® Tech Challenge event on Sat., Feb. 1.

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Greene Elementary Lauded for Exemplary Wellness

Published January 21, 2020

Nathanael Greene Elementary School gets a big thumbs up from Chicago Public Schools for their top-tier student health and wellness programs.

  • Nathanael Greene Elementary School named a top performer in the Healthy CPS program.
  • Health care and wellness initiatives include education, nutrition events and support for chronic diseases like asthma.
  • Staff, parents and community partners work as a school wellness team. 

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Augmented Reality Beer, Literacy Tutor Training, Learning and Fun on Tap This Week in McKinley Park

Published January 20, 2020

Marz Community Brewing launches augmented reality beer, Aquinas Literacy Center lines up more training for volunteer tutors, Omega Delta Baseball & Softball begins their early-bird sign-ups and more.

  • Marz Community Brewing launches augmented reality beer with parties, 80s karaoke.
  • Aquinas Literacy Center calls for volunteers to become tutors through this weekend's training.
  • Omega Delta Baseball & Softball offers discounts at their early-bird sign-ups.

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