The Micro Revolution: Neighbors Making a Difference - Part 2

January 24, 2008

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This past September, local residents shared their experiences in bringing about positive changes through putting their ideas and a little sweat equity into growing community gardens, linking regional bicycle trails, and raising the roof of a neighborhood health center.  Now, another micro-revolution is brewing among regular folks; this time the recipe calls for parents and school administrators to link efforts to improve public education and encourage community renewal.

The common, active ingredients are channeling concern, commitment and cooperation to strengthen local communities. This event will feature a stimulating conversation with Chicago parents and residents about their collaborations to improve the design and function of their neighborhood schools. Learn how small actions can transform communities and foster a culture of proactive participation and pride.

Join Hank Webber, Vice President of Community and Government Affairs at the University of Chicago; Robert Guercio, Principal at Alexander Graham Bell School here in Chicago; and Linda Sarate, Board Member of the Little Village Community Development Corporation and Parent at Little Village Lawndale High School here in Chicago.

Related audio: The Micro Revolution: Neighbors Making a Difference.

 

Recorded Thursday, January 24, 2008 at Chicago Architecture Foundation.