Mayor Emanuel and CPS More Than Double Number of Parent Universities

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools (CPS) announced that CPS will more than double the number of Parent Universities in the city as part of a significant expansion of resources for families and communities. The Parent University program was launched by the Emanuel Administration in 2015 to engage and support parents, building upon the 46 Parent Engagement Centers established since the Mayor took office. The expansion more than doubles the number of Parent University locations, increasing from five to 13, and launches five new Parent University Training Centers – a new, innovative subset of the Parent University model. Parent Universities are run and administered by CPS staff at locations across the city. In addition to current sites at Spencer Elementary, Clemente High School, Smyth Elementary, Dyett High School and Corliss High School, the following new locations will be established as part of this expansion:

  • Cleveland Elementary (Summer 2017)
  • Sullivan High School (Summer 2017)
  • Logandale Elementary (Summer 2017)
  • Perez Elementary (May 2017)
  • Gage Park High School (Summer 2017)
  • Bogan High School (Summer 2017)
  • Joplin Elementary (Summer 201\7)
  • Bouchet Elementary (Summer 2017)

5 Parent University Training Centers: Training Centers are the newest facet of CPS’ unique Parent University model. These centers offer similar programming and resources to Parent Universities, but they are run and administered by enthusiastic volunteer parent ambassadors who are eager to help spread knowledge and services to their surrounding communities. The new parent University Training Center Locations are being established at the following sites:

Earle Elementary (Currently Open)
Fenger High School (Currently Open)
Miles Davis Elementary (Currently Open)
Michelle Clark High School (Summer 2017)
Steinmetz High School (Summer 2017)

Parents can sign up at

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