COFI and YOU Leading the Push for Community Schools
Youth Organizations Umbrella, a local youth development agency, hosted a discussion on October 14th on its pilot program of the “community school” model, which aims to engage Evanston and Skokie parents in their students’ school communities. COFI Lead Organizer, Graciela Suarez, facilitated a six-week leadership training program that taught parents how to set goals for themselves that can be implemented in the community, according to Y.O.U’s website. In support of their work, COFI Lead Organizer Graciela Suarez and YOU Lincoln Community School Manager Erin Moore accepted a grant award from the Skokie Community Fund.
Y.O.U. hosts talk on pilot school model – The Daily Northwestern