Press

RECENT PRESS COVERAGE

2021

"Friends, Family Of Slain Youth Activist Caleb Reed Look For Permanent Home For A Mural In His Honor"– Block Club Chicago | 07/23/21

"CPS Schools Remove Dozens Of Cops, Shifting $2M From School Policing To Other Student Supports"–Chicago Sun-Times | 07/21/21

"Escuelas De CPS Votan Para Decidir Si Quieren O No Policías En Sus Planteles"– Telemundo Chicago | 07/21/21

“No son cárceles: activista sobre la eliminación de policías de las Escuelas Públicas de Chicago"– Univision | 07/21/21

"More Police Voted Out Of Chicago Schools — But They Remain In Mostly Black Schools"– WBEZ | 07/21/21

"Final tally: Majority of Chicago high schools will reduce police presence on campus this year"–Chalk Beat Chicago | 07/21/21

"Comunidades inmigrantes de Chicago abogan por incluir un camino a la ciudadanía en el presupuesto federal"–La Raza | 07/19/21

"Housing Advocates Push To Preserve Two-Flats In Chicago"–Chicago Sun-Times | 07/16/21

"Landlords, Renters Await Word On End Of The Pandemic Eviction Moratorium"–CBS Chicago | 07/13/21

"Thousands Of Chicagoans Could Face Evictions Next Month. This Group Is Going Door To Door To Keep People In Their Homes"–Block Club Chicago | 07/09/21

"¿Vives en Chicago y estás en peligro de desalojo? Conoce cuáles son tus derechos"–Univision Chicago | 07/09/21

"'I Don't Think You Are Ready': Boys Of Color Fell Furthest Behind At School Amid COVID"–USA Today | 07/01/21

"Three Chicago Teens, One Pandemic Year: How COVID-19 Widened Education Gaps For Boys Of Color"–Chalk Beat Chicago | 07/01/21

"Chicago Will Limit When Schools Call Police. Do Changes Go Far Enough?"–Chalk Beat Chicago | 06/23/21

"Board Approves CPS Code of Conduct Detailing How Administrators Should Deal With Police"–WTTW | 06/23/21

"Not An Emergency? Don’t Call Cops, CPS Tells Administrators In New Policy"–Chicago Sun-Times | 06/19/21

"Chicagoans Celebrate Juneteenth With Rally, Bike Rides And Block Parties"–Chicago Sun-Times | 06/19/21

"Chicago Flats Initiative Aims to Preserve Affordable Multifamily Housing"–WTTW Chicago Tonight | 06/19/21

"Northwest Side Organizer Who Fought For Affordable Housing Dies From COVID: ‘Albany Park Is Better Because Of Her’"– Block Club Chicago | 06/18/21

"Albany Park activist Maria Elena Sifuentes dies from COVID-19 before 2nd shot"–ABC 7 | 06/18/21

"Killing of Floyd Spotlights Fraught Relationship Between Police and Black Community"–WGN | 05/25/21

"Lawyers and Activists Blast Mayor, Police for Lack of Consent Decree Progress"– WTTW | 05/25/21

"Post-George Floyd Police Reforms In Chicago ‘Disappointing,’ Community Leaders Say"–Chicago Sun-Times | 05/22/21

"The Need for a Collective Approach to Preserving 2 to 4 Unit Housing in Chicago"– Institute for Housing Studies at DePaul University | 05/13/21 

"Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices"– WTTW Chicago Tonight | 05/01/21

"Generation Wars Between Boomers, Millennials, And Gen Z Are A Distraction"– TeenVogue | 04/28/21

"School Cops Won’t Return To CPS High Schools This Spring, District Says"– Chicago Sun-Times | 04/23/21

"Adam Toledo Shooting Reinforces CPS Students’ Views On School Police"– Chicago Sun-Times | 04/22/21

"After Chauvin Verdict, Chicago Activists Renew Push For Police Accountability"– WTTW | 04/21/21

"Affordable Housing Development In Albany Park Heads To City Council"– WTTW | 03/25/21

"CPS Considers Alternatives to School Resource Officers"– WTTW Chicago Tonight | 03/24/21

"CPS Pushes Alternatives To Police In Schools, But Won't Yank Them"– Chicago Sun-Times | 03/24/21

"Chicago Asks Its High Schools To Come Up With alternatives to Campus Police"– Chalk Beat Chicago | 03/24/21

"Albany Park Affordable Housing Project Gets Key City Approval: ‘This Is A Huge Victory For Us"– Block Club Chicago | 03/11/21

"West Side Violence Prevention Group Helping CPS Design Alternatives To Cops In Schools: ‘A Whole Different Way Of Them Doing Things"– Block Club Chicago | 01/28/21

"CPS partners with 5 community groups to develop new safety alternatives to in-school officers"– Chicago Sun-Times | 01/27/21

"CPS Partnering With Community Groups to Rethink School Safety Without Resource Officers"– WTTW | 01/27/21

"Fighting For Civil Rights: Then and Now"– NPR/ PBS Chicago | 01/18/21

2020

"A Curveball For Civics: How Chicago Classrooms Are Responding To An Unusual Election"– Chalkbeat Chicago | 11/04/20

"Chicago High Schoolers Educate Voters On Civic Duty"– Public News Service | 10/28/20

"Race In Chicago: Behind The Effort To Bring Mental Health Services In Minority Communities"– NBC Chicago | 10/28/20

"Community Sends Message of Peace, Unity Amid Rising Gun Violence in Albany Park"– WTTW Chicago | 09/21/20

"Chicago’s Lack of Affordable Housing Hurting Latino Families"– WTTW Chicago | 09/19/20

"While We March Against Police Brutality, Guns Are Killing Our Children"– Chicago Sun-Times | 09/02/20

"Youth call on Chicago Board of Education to remove police from schools"– Austin Talks | 08/26/20

"Chicago school board votes to renew contract with CPD"– Crains Business | 08/26/20

"Amid protests, Chicago Board of Education votes to keep school police, but also moves to create phase-out plan"– Chicago Tribune | 08/26/20

"CPS board votes to keep police in schools despite student protests"– Chicago Sun-Times | 08/26/20

"CPS Board To Vote On Plan To Phase Out Police In Schools Wednesday"– BlockClub Chicago | 08/25/20

"At CPS high schools, a stark racial divide on when cops are called on students and arrests"– Chicago Sun-Times | 08/21/20

"CPS says police officers removed from 17 high schools, announces School Resource Officer program reforms"– ABC7 | 08/19/20

"Police in Chicago Public Schools will get more training and oversight in reforms announced by Mayor Lori Lightfoot"– Chicago Tribune | 08/19/20

"Ahead Of A Key Contract Vote, Chicago Public Schools Retools The School Police Program"– WBEZ | 08/19/20

"CPS Announces New Reforms to School Resource Officer Program"– WTTW | 08/19/20

"Under Pressure, Chicago Unveils More Reforms To School Police Program"– Chalkbeat | 08/19/20

"Friends, Family Honor Teen Activist Caleb Reed"– Third Coast Review | 08/05/20

"Family remembers slain teen activist who worked against gun violence, police in schools"– WGN9 | 08/04/20

"‘So Much Grief': Teen Activist Killed in Weekend Shooting Mourned by Family, Friends"– NBC Chicago | 08/04/20

"Friends and family remember Caleb Reed"– Chicago Sun-Times | 08/04/20

"Column: Chicago’s unending violence, and the children we’ll never have the chance to meet"– Chicago Tribune | 08/04/20

"Community leaders vow to carry on work of slain activist Caleb Reed, and will press his high school to remove Chicago cops"– Chicago Tribune  | 08/04/20

"That Boy Was Loved’: Family, Friends Gather to Remember Slain Teen Activist Caleb Reed"– WTTW | 08/04/20

"Loved Ones Honor Slain Teen Activist Caleb Reed: ‘I’m Going To Keep Pushing His Legacy No Matter What’"– Block Club Chicago | 08/04/20

"Rising teen activist killed in shooting in West Rogers Park"– WTTW | 08/03/20

"Chicago Police: Arrest Made in Friday Murder of 9-Year-Old Boy"– WTTW | 08/03/20

"Young activist shot, killed in Chicago's West Rogers Park neighborhood"– ABC7 | 08/03/20

"Teen activist Caleb Reed slain in West Rogers Park"– Chicago Tribune | 08/03/20

"Heartbreak After 17-Year-Old Activist Caleb Reed Is Found Shot Dead"– CBS | 08/03/20

"Teen Activist Fatally Shot Friday Afternoon In West Ridge"– Block Club Chicago  | 08/03/20

"Young activist dies after shooting in West Rogers Park"– Yahoo News | 08/03/20

"34 Shot, 9 Fatally, Over Weekend in Chicago: Police"– NTD News | 08/03/20

"Young Activist Dies After Being Shot In West Rogers Park. ‘We can honor him by continuing the call to end gun violence."– Chicago Tribune | 08/03/20

"Student Activist Killed In Shooting Weeks After Protesting Police Presence In CPS"– Chicago Sun-Times | 08/02/20

"Nationwide Debate Sparks Calls To Remove Police Officers From Schools"– Fox News | 07/22/20

"Growing Calls For Schools To Remove Resource Officers Over Student Safety Concerns"– NBC Chicago | 06/28/20

"Debate Over Police Inside Chicago Schools"– WGN9 | 06/21/20

"Students, Parents Call For End Of CPD's Contract With CPS"– WBBM Radio | 06/16/20

"Exigen Sacar A La Policia De Las Escuelas Publicas"– Univision Chicago | 06/16/20

"Chicago Aldermen Call for Police to Be Pulled From CPS Schools"– WTTW | 06/16/20

"Chicago Aldermen Propose Removing Police From Public Schools"– Associated Press News | 06/16/20

"Aldermen Push to Remove Police From Chicago Public Schools"– NBC Chicago | 06/16/20

"Aldermen Push To Remove Police From Chicago Public Schools"– WGN9 | 06/16/20

"Aldermen, Activists Press For Moving Police Out Of Chicago Public Schools"– Chicago Tribune | 06/16/20

"Aldermen, CPS Students Continue Push For Police-Free Schools: ‘You Have A Bad Day, You Get To Go To Jail?"– Chicago Sun-Times | 06/16/20

"Chicago Aldermen Propose Removing Police From Public Schools"– Fox News Chicago | 06/16/20

"It’s Time To Get Police Out Of Schools, New Ordinance Says — But Will Mayor Get On Board?"– BlockClub Chicago | 06/16/20

"Chicago aldermen to introduce ordinance to remove CPD officers from CPS"– ABC7 | 06/16/20

"Chicago Aldermen Propose Removing Police From Public Schools"– U.S.News | 06/16/20

"Some Chicago city council members join efforts to remove police from schools"– Chalkbeat Chicago | 06/15/20

"Fueled By Protests, School Districts Across The Country Cut Ties With Police"– Washington Post | 06/12/20

"How Student Activism Shaped The Black Lives Matter Movement"-Forbes Magazine | 06/04/20

"Special Training For School Police: How Do Young People Feel About It?"– WBEZ | 05/26/20

"Distance Learning During Coronavirus Worsens Race, Class Inequality in Education"– Teen Vogue | 05/01/20

'We’re Really on Edge:' As the Coronavirus Disrupts Family Life, Teens Are Taking on Adult Responsibilities"– Time Magazine | 04/30/20

"For young people of color, the coronavirus is a triple whammy along with poverty and violence"– Chicago Sun-Times | 04/11/20

"60 Affordable Apartments Proposed For Albany Park Using City Tax Credits"– BlockClub Chicago | 04/10/20

"Coronavirus Chicago: Concerns about paying rent, mortgages grow with payments due amid COVID-19 shutdowns"– ABC7 | 04/01/20

"Chicago Police In Schools To Stay Out Of Discipline Matters"– WBEZ | 01/15/20 

2019

"Communities United and Lurie Children's Hospital receive grant support from Forward Promise, to improve the health of Boys and Young Men of Color.​"– Forward Promise | 11/07/2019

"Líderes políticos y organizaciones de Chicago responden a la especulación de operativos de ICE para este fin de semana"– Univision | 07/12/19

"Thousands expected at Chicago rally to protest Trump’s planned deportation raids"– Chicago Sun-Times | 07/12/19

"‘Know your rights’: Chicago leaders, activists bracing for weekend ICE raids"– WGN Chicago | 07/12/19

"In Push To Preserve Affordable Housing In Albany Park, Developer Aims To Buy Up 250 Apartments"– Block Club Chicago | 03/29/19

"Parkland school shooting survivor speaks in Chicago on 1 year anniversary of massacre"– ABC News | 02/14/2019

"On Parkland Anniversary, Chicago Teens Call For More Mental Health Supports"– WBEZ | 02/14/2019

"Teens from Parkland and Chicago Ask: 'How Many More Must Die?"– Color Lines | 02/14/2019

"Jóvenes en Chicago piden más medidas para estar a salvo de los tiroteos durante el primer año de la masacre en Parkland"– Univision | 02/14/2019

"On Attack Anniversary, Parkland Survivors Speak Out"– NBC News | 02/14/2019

"For people with disabilities, Chicago police consent decree takes first steps toward reform"– The Chicago Reporter | 01/15/2019

2018

"Who Gets What In The New CPS Capital Budget?"-  CBS | 07/25/2018

"CPS Board To Consider Nearly $1B Capital Plan"- ABC News | 07/25/2018

 "Chicago Public Schools Unveils $7.9 Billion Budget"- WGN-9 News | 07/25/2018 

 "Critics Say CPS Budget Promotes Inequality Across District"-Chicago Tonight | 07/25/2018

 "CPS $1 billion capital budget hearings: Questions, demands, and mixed feelings"-Chalk Beat | 07/20/2018

"Gripes And Gratitude Greet Chicago Public Schools Capital Budget At Hearing"-Chicago SunTimes | 07/19/2018

"As School Discipline Disparities Worsen, Illinois Has Yet To Require Reforms"-The Chicago Reporter | 07/18/2018

"The Tension Between Chicago Enrollment Declines And New Schools"-Chalk Beat | 07/18/2018

"How Illinois Obscures Racial Disparities In School Discipline Data"-The Chicago Reporter | 07/18/2018

"Black Lives Matter to have say in reforms in CPD"-The Chicago Crusader | 03/22/2018

"Black Lives Matter among groups that get legal voice in CPD consent decree talks"-Chicago SunTimes | 03/20/2018

"ACLU, community groups get voice in Chicago police reforms"-ABC News | 03/20/2018

"Youth Groups Seek To Change The Way Chicago Public Schools Address Underage Drinking"-Chicago Tribune | 03/18/2018

"New Initiative Aims to Reduce Alcohol Use in Chicago Teens"-Chicago Tonight | 03/12/2018

"ICE Pledges Immigration Crackdown On Businesses. Here's What It Looks Like"-CNN Money | 01/05/2018

2017

"Community Leaders Continue To Advance Affordable ROOTS As A Strategy To Preserve Crucial Affordable Housing In Our Communities"-Woods Fund | 08/23/2017

"Enterprise And State Farm Recognize ROOTS As Key Strategy For Our Communities"-Enterprise Community | 03/21/2017

"Polk Bros. Foundation Affordable Rental Housing Preservation Award"-CNDA | 02/28/2017

"Kids In Cuffs: Why Handcuff A Student With A Disability" -NBC News | 02/20/2017

"Brown: Tenants Stood Their Ground, Changed Landscape For Renters" -Chicago SunTimes | 01/11/2017

2016

"Are We Criminalizing Our Students?" -Education Week | 12/07/2016

"Land Bank's Foreclosure Sales Helping Stabilize Neighborhoods" -Crains | 11/22/2016 

"Group Aims To Preserve Affordable Housing In Gentrifying Northwest Side" -Chicago Tribune | 11/11/2016 

"City Views: The Real Costs of Over Policing In New York" -CityLimits | 10/28/2016

"Report: Criminal Justice System's Expansion Has Cost Illinois $83 Billion" -Progress Illinois | 10/19/2016

"Líderes Comunitarios Piden Mayor Atención De Washington A La Violencia Que Se Vive En Chicago" -Univision | 10/17/2016

"Community Leaders To Presidential Candidates: Make Chicago A Priority" -ABC 7 | 10/17/2016 

"Chicago Renters Back 'ROOTS' As Solution to Affordable Housing"-Equal Voice | 09/21/2016

"Cook County Working On A Managed-Health-Care Plan For Uninsured Residents" -WBEZ | 9/14/2016

"Cook County To Start Program To Help Uninsured Get Health Care" -Chicago Tribune | 9/14/2016

"Cook County Launches New Program For The Uninsured" -Chicago SunTimes | 9/14/2016

"A New Way to Preserve Affordable Housing In Chicago" -WBEZ | 8/24/2016

"North Side Community Group Turns 19 Foreclosed Homes Into Permanent Affordable Housing" -WBEZ | 8/19/2016

"North Side Group Turns Foreclosure Lemons To Affordability Lemonade" -WBEZ | 8/18/2016 

"Chicago Community Group, Partners Save Affordable Housing Units In Gentrifying Areas" -Progress Illinois | 8/18/2016

"Survivors of Violence, Abuse, Mental Illness, Come Together To Heal Through Art" -Medill Press | 8/18/2016

"Brown: Northwest Side Community Group Can Afford To Take A Bow" -Chicago Tribune | 8/16/2016

"Buscan Solución Ante Incrementos En Los Costos De Renta De Inmuebles" -Univision | 7/18/2016

"Activists, Aldermen Want Property Tax Rebate For Renters" -CBS | 7/18/2016

"Emanuel Urged To Provide Property Tax Relief For Renters" -Chicago SunTimes | 7/18/2016

"After Supreme Court Loss, Illinois Immigrant Advocates Vow To Fight On" -Progress Illinois | 6/24/2016

"Reacciones En Chicago Por El Fallo De DACA y DAPA" -Univision | 6/23/2016

 "Chicago Teachers Union, Police Reform Group Rally For Tax Hike, Elected Oversight" -Chicago Tribune | 6/22/2016

"Chicago Alderman, Community Groups Want Action On TIF Surplus" -Progress Illinois | 2/9/2016

"La Lucha De Una Madre Hispana Para Sobrevivir El Salario Minimo" -Univision | 2/4/2016

"Padres De Familia Se Organizan Para Impedir Mas Recortes En CPS" -Univision | 2/2/2016

"Greater Health Care Access Is Being Explored In Cook County IL" -Equal Voice | 1/19/2016

"Chicago's historic property tax increase expected to burden working class" -AlJazeera America | 1/2/2016

2015

Education: "A Chicago Alliance Calls For Chicago Police To Change"  - Equal Voice News | 12/15/2015

Education: "The Other Student Activists"- The Atlantic | 11/23/15

Housing: "The Future Of Affordable Housing In Chicago"- WGN Radio "Outside The Loop | 11/2/15 

Education: "From Timid To Tough"- Catalyst Chicago | 10/29/15

Housing: "Chicago City Council Approves Budget With Property Tax Hike"- ABC7 | 10/28/15

Education: "S.C. Cop Fired: Why School Districts Are Rethinking Police As Disciplinarian"-The Christian Science Monitor | 10/28/15

Housing: "Housing Advocates Warn Property Tax Hike Could Speed Gentrification"- WBEZ | 10/28/15

Housing: "How Tough Will Property Tax Increase Be On Renters?"- DNAinfo | 10/27/15

Housing: "Aumento Al Impuesto A La Propiedad"- Univision | 10/27/15

Housing: "Emanuel Budget to Hit Renters"- 89WLS | 10/27/15

Housing: "Emanuel's Proposed Property Tax Hike Could Hit Renters Hard, Report Shows"- Progress Illinois | 10/27/15

Housing: "Chicago Renters Can't Afford Rahm's Property Tax Hike, Landlords Say"- DNAinfo | 10/27/15

Housing: "Alderman, Activists: Property Tax Hike Will Hurt Chicago Renters"- CBS Chicago | 10/27/15

Housing: "Chicago Residents to Leaders: Protect Renters and Families"- Equal Voice News | 10/20/15

Education: "Chicago’s VOYCE Coalition Uses Disaggregated Data to Pass Landmark School Discipline Reform Bill"- National Equity Atlas | 9/28/15

Education: "Most Vulnerable Students Suspended Most Often"- Catalyst Chicago | 9/22/15

Education: "Dyett High School Hunger Strike Ends After 34 Days"- WBEZ | 9/20/15

Living Wage: "Cabbies Demand Equal Regulation Of Uber, Other Ride-Hailing Services"- Chicago SunTimes | 9/16/15

Education: "Illinois Law Takes Aim At School-To-Prison Pipeline"- Education Dive | 9/10/15

Safety: "Violence touching unlikely communities in Chicago"- Chicago Tribune | 9/6/15

Education: "Illinois Gov. Signs Groundbreaking Law Disrupting School-to-Prison Pipeline"- Black Enterprise | 9/4/15

Education: "SB100 changes school discipline practices"- Hyde Park Herald | 9/2/15

Budget Cuts: "Northwest Side Chicagoans: State Budget Cuts & Poverty Wages Are Hurting Our Communities"- Progress Illinois | 8/6/15

Housing: Undocumented Immigrants Struggle With Path To Sustainable Health Care- Soundcloud Interview | 6/18/15