Mayor Emanuel, CPS CEO Byrd-Bennett Announce Safe Haven Spring Break Locations

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Barbara Byrd-Bennett announced over 100 safe haven spring break locations that will provide students with a positive, safe environment, development workshops and meals for students during this year’s spring break.

The Safe Haven Spring Break program returns April 14-18, offering a reliable, no-cost option for students and their parents while school is out of session. Each of the 100 locations will provide students free breakfast and lunch through CPS’s partnership with Catholic Charities. Safe Haven hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Housed in the Office of Faith Based Initiatives of Chicago Public Schools, the mission of Safe Haven is to eradicate bullying and instill practices to combat youth violence by engaging students in workshops that focus on positive conflict resolutions, anger management, anti-bullying, and anti-violence.

For a list of the 100 Safe Haven site locations and contact information, please visit:

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