Alumni Focus: Taylor K. Shaw, Founder and CEO of Black Women Animate
December 11, 2019

For the final installment of our Alumni Focus series, we chatted with Taylor K. Shaw, a very familiar face here at Alain Locke Charter School. …Read more

Photos from the 2019 Science Fair
December 10, 2019

Alain Locke hosted our annual Science Fair for fifth- through eighth-graders on Thursday.

This year’s fair featured tons of great submissions from students—it was…Read more

Alumni Focus: Amber Cooper, Student at Howard University
November 21, 2019

This month’s Alumni Focus profile features Amber Cooper, a student at Howard University.

Growing up, Amber attended Alain Locke Charter School with her elder…Read more

Sandra Steinbrecher Photograph on Display at Smithsonian Exhibition
November 15, 2019

A powerful photograph by Chicago-based Sandra Steinbrecher—a friend and collaborator of Alain Locke Charter School—is now on display at the world-renowned Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington,…Read more

Alain Locke Hosts First-Ever Family Math Night
October 28, 2019

Alain Locke Charter School hosted its very first Family Math Night last week for fifth- through eight-graders and their families.

Attendees learned a variety…Read more

200 in Attendance for Annual Family Literacy Night
October 25, 2019

More than 200 students and family members were in attendance for the annual Alain Locke Family Literacy Night last week.

The event, which was…Read more

Alumni Focus: Martin Hunter, Financial Analyst at Wells Fargo
October 17, 2019

Martin Hunter is an alumnus of Alain Locke Charter School’s Class of 2008.

After graduating from Alain Locke, Martin attended …Read more

Another Amazing High School Fair at Alain Locke
October 16, 2019

Alain Locke Charter School hosted yet another outstanding High School Fair last week, which included visits from nearly 30 high schools from across Chicago.

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Alumni Focus: Karmyn Doughty, Student at the University of Illinois
September 18, 2019

Welcome to the Alain Locke Charter School Alumni Focus series. Over the coming months, we’ll be publishing interviews with just a few of the promising young adults…Read more


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