2021 Requests for Community Project Funding
The following projects were submitted by Congresswoman Schakowsky to the Appropriations Committee for funding.
Project Name: Chicago Public Schools Arts Revitalization Project
AMOUNT OF REQUEST: $495,000
INTENDED RECIPIENT: Chicago Public Schools
The funding would be used for improvements at the following schools in the CPS system:
- Senn High School, 5900 N Glenwood Ave, Chicago, IL 60660
- Sullivan High School, 6631 N Bosworth Ave, Chicago, IL 60626
- Boone Elementary School, 6710 N Washtenaw Ave, Chicago, IL 60645
- Swift Elementary School, 6710 N Washtenaw Ave, Chicago, IL 60645
- Brenneman Elementary School, 4251 N Clarendon Ave, Chicago, IL 60613
- Walt Disney Magnet School, 4140 N Marine Dr, Chicago, IL 60613
EXPLANATION OF REQUEST: Funding for capital improvement, supplies, and equipment for several Chicago Public Schools. This arts revitalization initiative would create a refreshed arts space with modern technology and refreshed supplies.
Project Name: Community Schools Expansion Project
AMOUNT OF REQUEST: $370,000
INTENDED RECIPIENT: Skokie/Morton Grove School District 69, 5050 Madison Street, Skokie IL 60077
The schools benefitting from this request include:
- Madison Elementary School, 5100 Madison St, Skokie, IL 60077
- Lincoln Junior High School, 7839 Lincoln Ave, Skokie, IL 60077
- Edison Elementary School, 8200 Gross Point Rd., Morton Grove, IL 60053
EXPLANATION OF REQUEST: Funding for critical upgrades to community schools in District 69. These include the establishment of a Healthy Fresh Market for food insecure families to have access to healthy foods, new or expanded community gardens, new pre-kindergarten playground equipment, a community resource management system, and more.
Project Name: Rohingya Culture Center Homework Help Program
AMOUNT OF REQUEST: $41,700
INTENDED RECIPIENT: Rohingya Culture Center, 2740 W. Devon Ave, Chicago IL 60659.
EXPLANATION OF REQUEST: Funding for the purchase of 80 laptops, 2 printers, secure storage, necessary IT support, and utilities for the creation of a homework help computer lab serving young people in the Rohingya community via the Rohingya Culture Center.
Project Name: Syrian Community Network Refugee Youth Education Program
AMOUNT OF REQUEST: $90,000
INTENDED RECIPIENT: Syrian Community Network, 5439 Broadway Ave, Unit 1, Chicago, IL 60640.
EXPLANATION OF REQUEST: Funding to hire additional staff to maintain a hybrid service model for the coming year for the Youth Education Program.
Project Name: CREATE Teacher Residency
AMOUNT OF REQUEST: $600,000
INTENDED RECIPIENT: Evanston/Skokie School District 65, 1500 Mcdaniel Ave, Evanston, IL 60201
EXPLANATION OF REQUEST: Funding to place 20 resident teachers paired with a lead teacher in three training academy schools in District 65. These teachers are in classrooms four days a week while doing masters studies.
Project Name: School-Based Health Center
AMOUNT OF REQUEST: $258,000
INTENDED RECIPIENT: Glenbrook High School District 225, 3801 West Lake Avenue
Glenview, IL 60026
EXPLANATION OF REQUEST: Funding to operate a school-based health clinic for the 2021-22 school year.
Project Name: Dual Enrollment and Certificate Programs
AMOUNT OF REQUEST: $25,000
INTENDED RECIPIENT: Harry S. Truman Middle College, 1145 W Wilson Ave Chicago, IL, 60640
EXPLANATION OF REQUEST: Funding for grants for dual enrollment and vocational opportunities.
Project Name: New Life Interim Housing Renovation
AMOUNT OF REQUEST: $450,000
INTENDED RECIPIENT: Good News Partners, 1546 W Jonquil Terrace, Chicago, IL 60626.
EXPLANATION OF REQUEST: The funding would be used to help Good News Partners provide dignified housing and support services for women and families in the 9th Congressional District who are experiencing homelessness or are in immediate crisis. The funding request includes renovation of a kitchen area to serve as both a functional kitchen for the shelter and a training area, the addition of 8 showers and restrooms, climate control for the building, a computer room for programs with homework tutoring and job training and placement, and a playroom for young children.
Project Name: YWCA Evanston/North Shore Domestic Violence Shelter
AMOUNT OF REQUEST: $450,000
INTENDED RECIPIENT: Evanston, Illinois YWCA, 1215 Church St, Evanston, IL 60201
EXPLANATION OF REQUEST: The funding would be used to help fund construction of YWCA’s new Family Support Center for Survivors of Domestic Violence. This new shelter will replace an outdated facility that served for many years as a lifeline that has for years served over 250 women facing domestic violence annually.
The new support center will house a two-floor residential shelter, a third floor dedicated to the delivery of community-based domestic violence services, and a floor for al additional YWCA staff. Improvements in the new structure include increased security, a private and enclosed play area for children, dedicated computer access for residents 24/7, 23 rooms (up from 11 in the original shelter) and an overall occupancy increase to 66 from 32. YWCA has done amazing work in this field for many years, and this new shelter will help them serve individuals in need more effectively.
Project Name: Stormwater Improvement Project
AMOUNT OF REQUEST: $640,000
INTENDED RECIPIENT: Village of Arlington Heights, Illinois, 33 S. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
EXPLANATION OF REQUEST: The funding would be used to address neighborhood flooding that has been a significant and recurring issue for the Race Avenue / Chicago Avenue residential neighborhood in Arlington Heights, Illinois. The proposed project includes construction of stormwater detention facilities totaling over 15,000 cubic feet, installation of 300 feet of 36’’ storm sewer, plus ancillary sewer work and street pavement replacement.