2016-2017 Community Partners

Organization Schools and Centers
Brighton Park Neighborhood Council Shields Middle School
Center For College Access and Success/Gear Up/Northeastern Illinois University Dawes Elementary
Center for Higher Development Lake Grove Village
Enlace Chicago Rosario Castellanos
Erie Neighborhouse House Erie House
Family Focus Inc. Lawndale- Depriest
Family Focus Inc. Lawndale- Penn
Family Focus Inc. Englewood-Forest Park
Frida Kahlo Community Organization Pilsen: Peter Cooper Elementary Dual Language Academy
Group 1 Southwest: Edward N. Hurley Fine & Perfoming Arts Magnet (Secondary Youth)
Frida Kahlo Community Organization Southwest: Sandoval Elementary
Parent Southwest: Sandoval Elementary
Frida Kahlo Community Organization Southwest: Tarkington School of Excellence
Parent Southwest: Tarkington School of Excellence
Local School Council De Witt Clinton Elementary School Group #1
Local School Council Laura Ward STEM school
Local School Council Irene Hernandez Middle School
Three Rivers Public Library District Minooka Branch
CCAP Herzl Elementary School


Instructor nominated for a National Afterschool Association Award

Columbia College Chicago Alumna, Ashley Conroy has been nominated for the National Afterschool Association Next Generation Award for Afterschool for 2017. Ashley, who is a science teacher at DeWitt Clinton School, has done extensive work teaching and developing lessons in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

As a former student intern for Scientists for Tomorrow initiative from the Department of Science and Mathematics, Ashley has contributed her time working along Marcelo Caplan, Evelyn Oropeza and Dave Morton, developing and writing lessons for various modules in STEM as well as assisting with the implementation of the Scientists for Tomorrow programs among multiple community centers in the Chicago area.

Ashley is the most dedicated , loving and energetic teacher. Clinton is a school of 1200 K-8 students with a diverse population. We have a large population of refugees. Ashley is a fabulous educator and human being. She makes all her students feel important and has the ability to engage all her students in any topic she is teaching. She goes above and beyond to make time for every child’s needs. Students learn in various ways and Ashley finds the teaching style that best fits the needs of all. Many of her students speak no English and that still doesn’t stop her. We need more people in this world like Ashley.” Debi Prince, Resource Coordinator at DeWitt Clinton School

We are very proud of her!

Full article: http://www.ssww.com/blog/afterschool-education-in-steam/