AUSTIN — Vontesha Stanfield, 22, was falling behind in school as a seventh-grader when she started attending the By The Hand Club in Cabrini Green.
But she credits the afterschool program with helping make college an option for her, and last year, Stanfield graduated cum laude from Indiana University with a Bachelor's degree in criminal justice.
For Stanfield, By The Hand offered her "a little push" to jump start her academics.
The Chicago Board of Education has granted final approval to the charter school application of Chicago Education Partnership for a new public charter school for the Austin community; Moving Everest Charter School. The school will utilize a unique model that will eventually serve 810 Kindergarten through 8th grade students during the school day and provide an optional after-school choice for families with a well-established and successful existing after-school support program, By The Hand Club For Kids, for additional tutoring, counseling, and support services.Read more