Groupon Hosts Donation Drive to Support Alain Locke Students
April 4, 2019

Alain Locke Charter School is very happy to report that Groupon’s recent donation drive was a major success. Chicago-based Groupon’s Inbound Sales Department collected…Read more

Photos from the 8th Grade Field Trip to Washington, D.C.
March 28, 2019

It may be spring break, but there’s no break in the action for students at Alain Locke.

Eighth-graders ventured all the way to Washington,…Read more

Principal Patrick Love Featured on Achievement Network Panel
March 11, 2019

Principal Patrick Love spoke last week as part of a panel discussion at the Achievement Network’s “Fireside Chat.”

Principal Love and three…Read more

After School History Fair, Students Go on to Citywide Competition
February 28, 2019

Alain Locke Charter School hosted its annual history fair last week, which featured some outstanding entries from several students.

Students entered work in the…Read more

'A Few Red Drops' a Finalist for L.A. Times Book Prize
February 26, 2019

“A Few Red Drops,” the latest book by Alain Locke Board Chair Claire Hartfield, has been named a finalist for the 2019 L.A. Times Book Prize….Read more

8th-Graders Help Prep for Northwestern Dance Marathon
February 12, 2019

Alain Locke eighth-graders headed to Evanston over the weekend for a special tour of Northwestern University. But at the end of the day, it was our…Read more

Claire Hartfield Wins Coretta Scott King Award
February 7, 2019

Alain Locke Board Chair Claire Hartfield has received the 2019 “Author” award from the Coretta Scott King (CSK) Book Awards for her…Read more

Alain Locke Hosts Parent Resume-Building Workshop with Associate Board
January 30, 2019

Fifteen parents visited school recently to work on their resumes with the Alain Locke Associate Board.

… Alain Locke Hosts…Read more

Weather Announcement: Classes Cancelled on Wednesday and Thursday
January 29, 2019

Please note that our closures on Wednesday and Thursday may not be consistent with those of Chicago Public Schools. Although we typically follow…Read more


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