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Community Action Councils (CACs)

Community Action Councils (CACs) bring together families, school administrators, teachers, staff, and community stakeholders to support the improvement of local education.

Community Action Councils (CACs) consist of 25 to 30 voting members who are directly involved in developing a strategic plan for educational success within their communities. CAC members include:

  • Parents
  • Elected officials
  • Faith-based institutions
  • Health care and community-based organizations
  • Local School Council (LSC) members
  • Business leaders
  • Educators and school administrators
  • Staff members from Chicago's sister agencies
  • Community residents
  • Students

CAC Ambassadors Roles and Responsibilities

  • Attend and actively participate in monthly meetings
  • Review school data to develop academic improvement initiatives
  • Develop annual educational strategic plan to improve schools
  • Actively participate in CAC committee meetings and initiatives outside of the monthly meetings
  • Provide community perspective on critical CPS initiatives and policies related to school improvement strategies
  • Recruit judges and candidates for LSC elections
  • Attend Annual CAC conferences, retreats, and/or summits

CAC Meeting Schedules

We encourage public participation in CAC general meetings. For more information about a specific CAC, please contact the liaison listed:

Austin

When:
2nd Tuesday of the month
5:30 p.m.
Where:
Michele Clark HS
5101 W. Harrison St.
Contact:
Adrienne Garner
773-490-9326

Bronzeville

When:
2nd Monday of January, April, July, and October
6 p.m.
Where:
Timothy Community Corporation
4351 S. Drexel Ave.
Contact:
Carl Hurdlik
773-259-0643

Englewood

When:
3rd Thursday of the month
6 p.m.
Where:
7th District Police Station
1438 W. 63rd St.
Contact:
Adrienne Garner
773-490-9326

Far South

When:
3rd Tuesday of the month
6 p.m.
Where:
Metropolitan Family Services
235 E. 103rd St.
Contact:
773-553-2014

Humboldt Park – East

When:
Schedule varies
Call for further information
Where:
Clemente High School
1147 N. Western Ave.
Contact:
Carl Hurdlik
773-259-0643

Humboldt Park – West

When:
4th Monday of the month
6 p.m.
Where:
BreakThrough FamilyPlex
3219 W. Carroll Ave.
Contact:
Carl Hurdlik
773-259-0643

Hyde Park-Kenwood

When:
4th Wednesday of the month
6 p.m.
Where:
Walter H. Dyett HS for the Arts
555 E. 51st St.
Contact:
Carl Hurdlik
773-259-0643

North Lawndale

When:
4th Wednesday of the month
5 p.m.
Where:
10th District Police Station
3315 W. Ogden Ave.
Contact:
Adrienne Garner
773-490-9326

South Shore

When:
3rd Thursday of the month
6 p.m.
Where:
South Shore Fine Arts Academy
1415 E. 70th St.
Contact:
773-553-2014