Increase the graduation rate at Kelly High School to 90 percent.
After adopting a charter and creating an infrastructure, the Brighton Park Neighborhood Network has seen an increase in parent and resident engagement. Together, they’ve made great strides in addressing neighborhood issues in the areas of health, education and safety.
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The Brighton Park Neighborhood Network is developing ongoing support and programs for 1st through 12th grade students that will positively change their trajectory to include post-secondary goals.
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Burroughs Elementary School Principal
“There are a lot of variables that contribute to student success—or lack of, in some cases—but having parents and teachers in there is huge. Parents are lesson-planning with teachers, working with small groups of kids, [and] working directly for the academic success of the kids in the classroom.”
Vice President, Corporate Community Relations
“Mesirow’s deep-rooted commitment to the Brighton Park Neighborhood leverages United Way’s approach to increasing high school graduation rates through holistic support for the whole family. By virtue of our partnership with United Way, our activities – volunteerism, mentorship, donations, collection drives and more – can be amplified to make an even greater difference.”