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Back-2-School Chicago PEACE Week 2021 will support families and children returning to school through city-wide hubs offering guidance, encouragement and practical resources to prepare students for success. 

GOALS FOR THE WEEK

1. Activate community members from the faith, education, and nonprofit organizations.

2. Beautify three Chicago Public School hub locations.

3. Bring families of school age children together for a city-wide Family Back 2 School festival.

4. Provide students with 10K backpacks, school supplies, and immunization as they return to in-person learning. 


5. Boost school registrations for our school partners. 

6. Renovate a house for a family.

PEACE WEEK SCHEDULE

MONDAY AUGUST 23RD - SATURDAY AUGUST 28TH 

Day 1 Monday

Day 2 Tuesday

Partnership Monday 

We want to use this day to highlight our partner organizations that have been supporting the community surrounding our hub locations during PEACE Week.

Location: All 3 Hub Locations

Time: 9:00AM – 4:00PM

Date: August 23rd

Education Tuesday 

Educational activities that varies from vocational to the arts. We will also be providing mental wellness and physical wellness activities/workshops for students and families.

Location: All 3 Hub Locations

Time: 9:00AM – 4:00PM

Date: August 24th

Day 3 Wednesday

Day 4 Thursday

Day 5 Friday

Art Wednesday ​

We are partnering with local artists and community volunteers to beautify our hub locations of Gunsaulus Scholastics, Nicholson Stem, and Sumner Elementary.

Location: All 3 Hub Locations

Time: 9:00AM – 4:00PM

Date: August 25th

Compassion Thursday

We will provide food drops, immunizations, health screening, mental/physical wellness, and families activities. 

Location: All 3 Hub Locations

Time: 9:00AM – 4:00PM

Date: August 26th

Enterprise Friday 

Small business outreach and job fair at all three hub locations. Skills workshop with resume and interview training. 

Location: All 3 Hub Locations

Time: 9:00AM – 4:00PM

Date: August 27th

Monday - Friday activities will happen simultaneously at all three hub locations

Nicholson Stem - Englewood

6006 S Peoria St, Chicago, IL 60621
Gunsaulus Scholastic Academy - Brighton Park
4420 S Sacramento Ave, Chicago, IL 60632
Sumner Elementary - North Lawndale
4320 W 5th Ave, Chicago, IL 60624

Nicholson Stem Academy: Week Schedule

Aug 23rd Monday

9:00AM-Art Mural Prepping

9:00AM-4:00PM Teachers' Lounge Makeover

Lunch provided by Seoul Taco

Aug 24th Tuesday

9:00AM-10:30AM SocialWorks My State Of Mind

9:00AM-4:00AM Art Mural Painting

9:00AM-Teachers' Lounge Makeover in progress

10:00AM-1:00AM CPS Faith Based Initiative Info

10:00AM-1:00AM Harting Technologies Engineering Workshop

11:00AM-1:00PM Queen Key Back2School Giveaway

Lunch provided by Seoul Taco

Aug 25th Wednesday

9:00AM-4:00AM Art Mural Painting

9:00AM-Teachers' Lounge Makeover in progress

Lunch provided by Chick-Fil-A

Aug 26th Thursday

9:00AM-12:00PM Beautification

9:00AM-Teachers' Lounge Makeover in progress

11:00AM-1:00AM School Supply Drop, & Grocery Pickup

Lunch provided by Chick-Fil-A

Aug 27th Friday

Teacher's Lounge Complete

Clean Up

Gunsaulus Scholastic Academy: Week Schedule

Aug 23rd Monday

9:00AM-Art Mural Prepping

9:00AM-4:00PM Teachers' Lounge Makeover

Lunch provided by Seoul Taco

Aug 24th Tuesday

11:00AM-1:00PM SocialWorks My State Of Mind

11:00 Lunch provided by Chick-FIl-A

Aug 25th Wednesday

9:00AM-4:00AM Art Mural w/ The Simple Good

Lunch provided by Seoul Taco

Aug 26th Thursday

9:00AM-12:00PM Art Mural w/ The Simple Good

11:00AM-1:00AM School Supply Drop, & Grocery Pickup

Lunch provided by Michael Airhart Experience

Aug 27th Friday

1030AM-3:00 Job Fair

9:00AM-12:00PM Art Mural w/ The Simple Good

11:30-3:00PM GSA Back2School Picnic

Lunch local pizzeria 

Sumner Elementary School: Week Schedule

Aug 23rd Monday

9:00AM Beautification begins with HoodHeroes

9:00AM-4:00PM Teachers' Lounge Makeover

Lunch - Pizza

Aug 24th Tuesday

9:00AM-12:00 Beautification  w/HoodHeroes

9:00AM-Teachers' Lounge Makeover in progress

Lunch -Sandwiches

2:00PM-4:00PM SocialWorks My State Of Mind

Aug 25th Wednesday

9:00AM-12:00 Beautification  w/HoodHeroes

9:00AM-Teachers' Lounge Makeover in progress

Lunch provided by Seoul Taco

Aug 26th Thursday

9:00AM-12:00PM Beautification w/ Hoodheroes

9:00AM-Teachers' Lounge Makeover in progress

11:00AM-1:00AM School Supply Drop, & Grocery Pickup

Lunch provided by Seoul Taco

Aug 27th Friday

9:00AM-1:00PM Beautification Completion

Teachers' Lounge Makeover Completed

CHICAGO PEACE SATURDAY 
AUGUST 28TH
PEACE WALK | PEACE FESTIVAL

We cap off the week with a gathering of faith leaders from all over the city to join us for a PEACE Walk in solidarity that will lead into the PEACE Festival.

Location: Dusable Museum African American History

Time: 9:00AM – 11:00AM PEACE WALK
Time: 11:00AM – 2:00PM PEACE FESTIVAL

Date: August 28th 

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