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Alain Locke to Participate in #GivingTuesday on 11/29

#GivingTuesday is a special call to action to create a global day of giving that brings diverse organizations and communities around the world together to give back. This year, Alain Locke is participating in #GivingTuesday to rally contributions for our book drive. Our goal is to add an additional 200 books per classroom, for all …

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New Video – Alain Locke Charter School

In 1999, Alain Locke opened its doors to provide a world-class education for children on the West Side of Chicago. Today, it’s the #1 performing charter elementary school in Chicago. Watch our new video highlighting the teachers, principal and founder of Alain Locke.

Alain Locke's 5th Annual Music Showcase

On May 26, 2016 Alain Locke Charter School held its 5th Annual Music Showcase, celebrating all the musical accomplishments by the talented All-Stars of Alain Locke. At a time when school districts around the country are cutting back on the arts, Alain Locke continues to provide quality standards-based arts education to our students. Through the …

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Apply for the Alain Locke Scholarship today

Alain Locke Charter School is now accepting applications from alumni  for the Alain Locke Scholarship, which awards scholarships for college and other post-secondary education programs.  To apply, you must be an alumni of Alain Locke Charter School, and accepted to a 2 or 4 year college, vocational or trade school.  The Scholarship is a one-year …

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Celebrating African American History Month

On February 25th, Alain Locke had a school-wide event to celebrate Chicago’s own during African American History Month. Each grade at the school showed off their talents by doing a performance saluting prominent Chicago African Americans like President Obama, Thomas Dorsey, Oprah Winfrey, Louis Armstrong, the Harlem Globetrotters and even the TV show Soul Train. …

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Senator Duffy Visits Alain Locke

Senator Dan Duffy spent his morning at Alain Locke Charter School to help celebrate achievements and provide advice to our scholars. He attended our schoolwide assembly, Harambee, which is a Swahili term meaning “pulling together.” During this time, the school gathers together to build and maintain a positive and consistent school culture. As our guest …

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