The Cicero Community Collaborative completed a planning phase that included input from 700 community residents. The coalition is beginning their first year of implementation by focusing on the community-wide parent engagement and academic achievement priorities they have developed.
Bold Goal: BOLD GOAL: By 2027, 10,000 Cicero children and youth will achieve academic and developmental milestones.
COMMON AGENDA: Expand access to early learning programs, create safe community spaces for families, and support economic stability and success for parents and guardians in order to prepare children for success in 3rd grade and beyond.
Built collaborative relationships with local school districts
Held two education forums, reaching over 100 community members and school officials.
Developed new Neighborhood Network infrastructure, known as the Cicero Community Collaborative
Lead Partner: Cicero Youth Task Force
Access Community Health Network
American Cancer Society
Association of Latino Men for Action
Big Brother Big Sister of Metro Chicago
Boy Scouts of America
Boys Club of Cicero
CEDA Near West
Chicago Children’s Center for Behavioral Health
Child & Family Connections
Children’s Center of Cicero & Berwyn
Cicero Area Project
Cicero Public Library
Cicero Public School District 99
Cicero Youth Task Force
Community Support Services
Cook County Department of Public Health
Cook County State’s Attorney
Corazón Community Services
Department of Child and Family Services
Dr. Ross Pesce
Family Focus Nuestra Familia
Family Service and Mental Health Center of Cicero
Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana