Rogers Park Builders Group Funds Chicago Botanic Garden Traveling Plant Science Teacher Program for Pre-K at Gale Academy
The Rogers Park Builders Group kindly provided the $220 to enable the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Traveling Plant Science Teacher program, to come to Gale Math and Science Academy in Rogers Park. This donation enabled the two Pre-K classrooms to receive a visit from one of their science teachers on February 22nd. Geared toward their age group, the little ones learned about “Terrific Trees.” The curriculum is aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards.
Restoring musical instruments to help Sullivan restore its Marching Band.
“As the 2016-17 school season started, Sullivan High School had no marching band. In fact, a band and many of its opportunities for students to develop musical skills had long been cut - a target of budget cuts.
RPBG Inaugurates Low Incidence Classroom for Sullivan High School
Members of the Rogers Park Builders Group were a happy and proud bunch last Tuesday evening (Sept. 29) when we met for our monthly meeting at Sullivan High School. The meeting marked the culmination of the extraordinary collaboration that took place between RPBG, Sullivan High School, and many other groups and individuals across Rogers Park and beyond.
Serving the Rogers Park community has always been a central plank of RPBG’s mission. We have demonstrated this commitment repeatedly, most recently with the approval of a $5,000 gift to Artspace, a non-profit developer that has expressed an interest in creating a live-work space for artists within the Rogers Park community.
The Rogers Park community faces some particular challenges when it comes to educating its children. To start with, many of the kids in Rogers Park are from low or moderate-income families whose only real option for their education is the Chicago Public Schools. In addition, Rogers Park is a “gateway” community, housing children from a wide array of backgrounds, including immigrant and refugee families who have settled in Rogers Park from across the globe.