• 2018 •
Holiday InitiativesPerkins Bass Elementary + Corkery Elementary
EVENT RECAPJust as Daisie was a light to all those around her, so too shine Englewood’s Perkins Bass Elementary and Lawndale/Little Village’s Daniel J. Corkery Elementary. These praiseworthy schools are preparing at-risk children for a brighter tomorrow, and we could think of no two programs better suited for our 2018 Holiday Initiative. Doubling our efforts from previous years, we were able to surprise over 1,000 students with gifts and holiday cheer, including a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus and special assemblies for each grade level. And as students reveled in the excitement, teachers, and faculty were treated to gifts and a holiday luncheon as our humble token of gratitude for all they do. We’re excited to have you with us as we aim to double our efforts once again in 2019 and surprise over 2,000 deserving children at four schools!
MANY THANKS TO
Daniel J. Corkery Elementary is a Chicago Public School located on the southwest side of Chicago. It serves a PK-8th grade student base that is 84% Hispanic, with 94% of students coming from low-income homes. The school prides itself on having a comprehensive curriculum while engaging members of the community to provide a safe and forward-thinking learning environment. Corkery is proud to have recently added a multi-purpose turf field, native gardens and trees, and vegetable gardens donated by The Kitchen Community.
Perkins Bass Elementary
Perkins Bass Elementary is another inspiring Chicago Public School located on Chicago’s southwest side. It serves a PK-8th grade student base that is 95% black, with 93% coming from low-income homes. Perkins Bass provides an innovative curriculum, partnering with multiple fine arts and community-based programs to support a rich, comprehensive learning environment. They’ve recently received a Level 1 rating from CPS, adding new labs, outdoor gardens, extended day activities and personalized learning programs.