The new Chicago International Charter School: Lloyd Bond Campus (formerly known as Our Lady of the Gardens) has applied for a corporate library card. This will allow residents of Altgeld to order books and media resources on line and have them delivered to our campus.
Additionally, we are organizing a program that will allow our library to remain open from 6-10 pm on Monday through Thursday nights. Tutors, laptop computers, and library reference materials will be available for high school students and parents.
Our school will play an integral role in building the intellectual capacity of citizens in this millennium. We are still accepting applications for our K-8 school and would like to encourage students from the Altgeld community to apply at 13300 Langley.
Thursday, June 18th we are asking the public to help us to get the Altgeld’s Public Library reopened. It closed down on March 12th for busted water pipes and now the City of Chicago does not want to reopen this library. What are the youth in the community suppose to do when they have no library in their community? We Need the Altgeld Library to Reopen
We are in need of many things for our youth program to progress and keep it available to us and other youth in the neighborhood. We are asking for any donations, cash or materials. Anything even if not listed would be greatly appreciated. Thank You.
Bottles of Water
Cta Bus Passes (1-Day Fun Passes)
Poster Board Stand
Digital Camera Processing
Computer Software (i.e. Adobe Photoshop)
Dvd player/ recorder
It might take 8- 10 years for the CTA to extend the Red Line to 130th, however, we hope to have it completed in 6 years. The CTA is only in phase two of the seven possibles phases of this project. The CTA is currently waiting for federal approval of this project, as well as federal funds. However, these funds will only cover 80% of the entire $1.1 billion cost, so we must ask our state legislators for the remaining 20% for this project.
The new project would reduce commuting times for South Side residents. With the new extension, it will take 39 minutes to get to downtown Chicago compared to the current travel time of an hour and a half. The project will also decrease the congestion at the 95th Street terminal and on the Bishop Ford Freeway, which is 20% busier than it would be if people could take public transportation.
The Red Line extension will use the railroad structures already available to go south to 130th, running alongside the Union Pacific Freight Railroad. It will extend from 95th Street stopping at 103rd, 111th, 119th, and at 130th and Doty by Carver Military Academy. Details about the project can be viewed at this link.
– Nakeba Johnson and Alisha Jacobs
Map of the Red Line Extension
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