In Case of a Strike... A List of Activities for Families

We are sharing activities that have been shared with us and that we have found via parents sharing on social media. Some of these are child care options. Others are activities for families. Please research each organization.

We will be updating this post regularly. If you have something you would like us to post here, please email us at

***All updates will be added at the end of this post. Some of these camps or activities are NOT free, some are free. Please pay attention to the ages served.***

Another Unelected BOE Meeting: Our Statements, September 2016

Another month, another unelected Board of Education meeting. Here's what we had to say.

Jennie Biggs, CPS Parent and RYH Board Member, spoke on behalf of RYH. Here is her statement:

Many LSC members are reporting tears at their meetings this week because they don’t know how their schools will run:

You cut $179M from district run schools this summer.

NOW, 306 schools will lose an additional $25M because of the HUGE enrollment drop: 13,800 students left!

CPS School Budgets Still A Concern- Here's an infographic to learn more!

We are thrilled to announce a new 501c4 organization to advocate for better education policy at the city and state level: Raise Your Hand Action!

RYH Action will build on the six plus years of education, research and outreach work accomplished by IL Raise Your Hand.

Learn more about this new venture on their website.


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