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Neighborhood Network: Cicero

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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.



Launch Date: 2016

Cicero Demographics

Total Population: 84,361
College degree or higher : 7%
Unemployment Rate: 12%
Median Income: $41,866
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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.

Our Results

  • 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

Our Partners

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
  • Catholic Charities
  • 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
  • Hartgrove Hospital
  • Illinois Student Assistance Commission
  • Interfaith Leadership Project
  • J. Sterling Morton High School District 201
  • Latino Policy Forum
  • Loyola University
  • MacNeal Hospital
  • Mercy Home for Boys and Girls
  • Morton College
  • Morton School Based Health Center
  • Morton College
  • Morton School Based Health Center
  • Mujeres Latinas En Acción
  • National Children’s Study
  • New Life Cicero
  • Northeastern Illinois University
  • Oak Leyden Developmental Services
  • Pav YMCA
  • Pillars
  • Pilsen Wellness Center
  • Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago
  • Raices
  • Riveredge Hospital
  • Sarah’s Inn
  • South Berwyn School District 100
  • State Representative Elizabeth Hernandez
  • The Children’s Clinic
  • The Town of Cicero
  • Therapeutic Outpatient Youth Services
  • Thrive Counseling Center
  • Through A Child’s Eyes
  • West Suburban Special Recreation Association
  • Youth Crossroads, Inc.
  • Youth Outreach Services