Aerial view of the Alain Locke gymnasium for the 2019 Pre-Kwanzaa Program

Alain Locke hosted our annual Pre-Kwanzaa Program on Wednesday, and this year’s program made for a particularly spectacular day with an incredible turnout. The day featured a number of tremendous …

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With the holiday season now upon us, Alain Locke Charter School students have been busy showing off their holiday spirit. Alain Locke students visited our friends at SWC Technology Partners …

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Alain Locke alumnus Taylor K. Shaw sits for an interview

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. Despite being in her 20s, …

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Group poses for photo in front of 2019 Science Fair project

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 very clear how hard everyone worked …

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Alain Locke alumnus Amber Cooper

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 cousin, as well as two aunts, …

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Chicago photographer Sandra Steinbrecher stands before her work, "Frontline, March for Our Lives, Chicago"

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, D.C. Steinbrecher’s photo, …

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Group sits at table in gymnasium during Family Math Night

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 of math games—which they are encouraged …

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More than 200 students and family members were in attendance for the annual Alain Locke Family Literacy Night last week. The event, which was themed “Reading Gives You Superpowers,” included …

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