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A coeducational day school serving students JK-12

Community Engagement

We want every day at Latin to include meaningful connections to the outside world through which students learn, enhance their empathy and develop a foundation for future civic leadership.

Our mission statement directs students to “lead lives of purpose and excellence.” Our students learn that it is not enough to be good, they must also do good – at school, in their neighborhoods, throughout the city and around the world.
 

Students in every division, faculty, staff and parents work with more than 30 organizations throughout the city on a variety of initiatives. This work represents the type of interdisciplinary, experiential and entrepreneurial learning that we strive to incorporate in all areas of our curriculum. In addition to helping people, students are solving problems, making connections and becoming active citizens in our school and city. Most importantly, our engagement has influenced our school culture and has become an important part of who we are as a community.

Uptown field trip

Our Community Partners include:

365体育足球比分A Just Harvest

365体育足球比分Alderman Cappleman's Office

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Asian Youth Services

365体育足球比分Bethel New Life

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Buttercup Park and Playlot

Chicago Cares

Chicago Lights Tutoring

CircEsteem

City Farm

365体育足球比分Common Threads

365体育足球比分Cornerstone Community Shelter

365体育足球比分Eden Supportive Living

First Sip Cafe

Found

Friends of the Parks

Girls on the Run

High Jump

Hope for Chicago

Horizons for Youth

365体育足球比分Inspiration Corporation

JUF TOV Teen

Programming and Uptown Cafe

The Kenwood of Lakeview

365体育足球比分Kilbourne Park Organic Greenhouse and Community Garden

Lakeview Pantry

La Rabida Children's Hospital

365体育足球比分Lincoln Park Community Shelter

McCutcheon Community School Tutoring

365体育足球比分The Night Ministry

365体育足球比分Obama 2012 Election Campaign

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

365体育足球比分Republican Victory Center

Robert R. McCormick Boys and Girls Club

365体育足球比分Ronald McDonald House

St. Chrysostom's "Neighbors in Need" Program

365体育足球比分Sunrise Senior Living

Temple Sholom "Monday Meal Mitzvah"

Two Li'l Fishes

UCAN

Urban Initiatives

Weiss Memorial Hospital

The partnerships we foster with organizations in this city enrich the lives of our students, faculty, parents and alumni.

- Sarah Bunger, Director of the Uptown Partnership
first sip cafe Facebook post about Latin's peace umbrellas

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8,000+

hours of service
performed by
upper school students

 

Latin's building in Uptown

Our Partnership with Uptown

365体育足球比分Authentic community engagement is an essential part of Latin. From Latin’s foundational support of the High Jump program, to the 23-year partnership with the McCutcheon School, to our annual Martin Luther King, Jr. day presence at the Uptown Baptist Soup Kitchen, relationships with these organizations have provided students with meaningful learning opportunities for years.

The Uptown Partnership was established in 2012 in an effort to build more mutually beneficial relationships. Uptown is one of the most diverse communities in Chicago in terms of culture, race, age, citizenship, artistic heritage and economic status. The partnership provides opportunities for teachers, students and parents in all divisions to move beyond community service and closer to a model of true community engagement. In the past five years, collaborations have ranged from book shares and poetry slams, to designing clay tiles and learning to dance.

CURRICULAR ENGAGEMENTS WITH UPTOWN

  • 365体育足球比分Upper school dance mentoring project class

  • 365体育足球比分Third grade neighborhood study of Uptown and architecture art project with Courtenay School

  • Middle school hack-a-thon

  • Tenth grade community engagement class

  • 365体育足球比分Senn High School/Latin visual storytelling Project Week

  • Design Thinking in Uptown Project Week


Latin is proud to be a founding member of the (NNSP)--an organization focused on facilitating partnerships between private and public schools.

- RANDALL DUNN, HEAD OF SCHOOL

By working with local civic leaders including the 46th365体育足球比分 Ward alderman and cultural and community organizations, Latin strives to have a meaningful impact on this neighborhood while providing students in all three divisions of the school with in-depth service learning experiences.

We Engage the Community