The Salvation Army Providing Safe and Engaging Environment during Chicago Public School Teacher Strike
The Salvation Army sites are among the 144 schools, agencies and nonprofits participating in CPS’ “Children First” plan to provide safe and engaging environments for families. The Salvation Army will provide students with positive enrichment activities, breakfast and lunch each weekday.
These locations include:
|Temple Corps Community Center||1 N. Ogden Blvd.||312-492-6803||M-F7:00am-4:00pm|
|Midwest Corps Community Center||20 S. Campbell Ave.||312-733-4801||M-F8:00am-5:00pm|
|Englewood Corps Community Center||945 W. 69th St.||773-358-3200||M-F7:00am-4:00pm|
|LaVillita Corps Community Center||3621 W. 24th St.||773-257-0700||M-F9:00am-3:00pm|
|Lawn Corps Community Center||5950 S. Spaulding Ave.||773-434-0488||M-F9:00am-5:00pm|
|Mayfair Corps Community Center||5020 N. Pulaski||773-794-6210||M-F8:30am-4:00pm|
|Midway Citadel Corps Community Center||5035-52 W. 47th St.||773-838-8005||M-F9:00am-5:00pm|
|Irving Park Corps Community Center||4056 N. Pulaski Rd.||773-685-7676||M-F10:00am-4:00pm|
|Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center||1250 W. 119th St.||773-995-0151||M-F9:00am-3:00pm|
|Harbor Light||1515 W. Monroe St.||312-421-5753||M-F8:30am-4:30pm|
Parents must register their child with their student ID number at www.cps.edu/childrenfirst or parents can call 311 if internet is not available.
“Working together in partnership with parents and communities, we can provide students most in need with essential services and a safe and engaging environment,” said CPS CEO Jean-Calude Brizard in a press release. “Between parents coming together, faith-based organizations opening their doors, these SPS Children First locations, and help from sister agencies and our nonprofit partners, families without alternative options can ensure their children are in a safe and engaging environment.”
Children First sites were selected based on the size and location of the building, with preference given to those with air conditioning, a gym, a cafeteria, computer labs and proximity to public transportation.