City Clerk del Valle and Ladder Up Offer Valuable Free Help in Completing Student Aid Applications

Students encouraged to complete FAFSA early to possibly receive thousands of dollars in financial aid

Chicago, IL (January 7, 2011) Every year millions of dollars in college financial aid goes unclaimed as students eligible for aid simply fail to complete the FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

To help students navigate the complex financial aid process and receive the maximum amount of aid for which they are eligible, City Clerk Miguel del Valle and Ladder Up are partnering to provide a free FAFSA completion assistance on Tuesday evenings from Jan. 11 through April 12. The assistance program is in Room 107 of City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This is a free service provided by Clerk del Valle to anyone, regardless of income, and no appointment is necessary.

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Transcendence Global Media, NFP



An educational and cultural outreach program of the

2011 Peace On Earth Film Festival (POEFF) Selected films from the 2011 POEFF will be presented along with interactive discussion with the student audience on the themes of: peace, nonviolence, assumptions, tolerance, social justice and bullying.

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Parent Group Set to Develop Legislative Initiative

On Tuesday, February 8, 2011, Imagine Englewood if kicks off a six-week series of free Lead Awareness and Prevention workshops for families of lead-poisoned children.  “Self, Family and Team” is the theme, and marks the first phase of a parent-driven initiative to increase screenings and treatment for children of the Greater Englewood community.  The workshops, made possible through the Woods Fund of Chicago, will be presented by Idida Perez, community organizer and Executive Director of West Town Leadership United in Humboldt Park.

Latest figures from Chicago’s Department of Public Health indicate that with less than half of Englewood’s children, ages 0-6, screened for lead-poisoning in 2008, 12.7% recording elevated blood levels.  Since then, budget cuts have resulted in even fewer screenings.  The primary objective of the workshops is to empower parents to advocate on behalf of the children in the Greater Englewood community through changes in public policy.  “Parents need to know their rights, the remedies available to them, and what they can do to strengthen and improve current lead-prevention laws,” stated Jean-Carter-Hill, co-founder and Executive Director of Imagine Englewood if. . . !

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Chicago Public Schools


for PARENTS”  

Presented by Dr. Shawn Smith

CPS Chief Area Officer, Area 13


Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Zenus Colman School (formerly)

4655 S. Dearborn St.  60609

6:00 – 8:00 PM


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