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Space to Grow Opens its 34th Schoolyard!

December 9, 2022 7:12 pm Published by Comments Off on Space to Grow Opens its 34th Schoolyard!

The Space to Grow partnership was formed to transform Chicago schoolyards into green spaces for play and learning, using green infrastructure to help build the city’s climate resilience and reduce neighborhood flooding. When the program was launched, the capital partners — Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Department of Water Management and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District... More 


Four New Space to Grow Schoolyards This Year!

May 12, 2022 5:53 pm Published by Comments Off on Four New Space to Grow Schoolyards This Year!

The Space to Grow partners are excited to announce that four more Space to Grow schoolyards — the final four in our planned first cohort of 34 schools! — are ready for construction: Robert A Black Magnet (Calumet Heights) Coles Language Academy (South Chicago) Mays Academy (Englewood) Piccolo School of Excellence (Humboldt Park) The Space... More 


Five New Space to Grow Schoolyards Opening This Fall!

November 10, 2021 10:39 pm Published by Comments Off on Five New Space to Grow Schoolyards Opening This Fall!

  The Space to Grow partners are excited to announce the opening of five new schoolyards in Chicago communities: Horace Mann Academy (South Chicago) Arnold Mireles Academy (South Chicago) Isabelle C O’Keeffe School of Excellence (South Shore) Wentworth Elementary School (West Englewood) John Whistler Elementary School (West Pullman) These schoolyards are opening at a time... More