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Homework & Circus Work

Academic Enrichment and Circus Fun!

Description

HomeWork & CircusWork (HWCW) is a FREE after-school tutoring and circus arts program that focuses on teamwork, resilience, and confidence within a safe space for all students. At HWCW, CircEsteem employs tutors who will support your student’s academic development by assisting them with homework and offering additional educational enrichment activities.

Once homework is completed, students will spend the remaining time with our professional Teaching Artists. During this session, students focus on personal development through social circus activities (including juggling, tight wire walking, acrobatics, and more!)

To request a spot, select a location below!

Locations
Uptown Headquarters

Ages: 8 - 16

Time: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 3pm - 5:30pm

Location: CircEsteem Headquarters, 4730 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago IL 60640

Price: Free

During each session, CircEsteem provides healthy snacks, donated by the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

Van transportation is available within select service area.  Email cj@circesteem.org or call (773) 732-4564 to inquire.

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Gage Park

Open to youth attending CPS, residing in Gage Park

Ages: 5th - 10th grade students

Time: Mondays and Fridays, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Location: Sidney Sawyer Elementary School, 5247 S. Spaulding Ave, Chicago, IL 60632

Price: Free

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Uptown

Open to youth enrolled at McCutcheon Elementary

Ages: 3rd - 5th grade students

Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4pm - 6pm

Location: McCutcheon Elementary School, 4865 N. Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60640

Price: Free

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Rogers Park

Open to youth attending CPS, residing in West Ridge & Rogers Park

Ages: 5th - 8th grade students

Time: Mondays and Wednesdays, 3pm - 5pm

Location: Jordan Community Public School, 7414 N. Wolcott Ave, Chicago, IL 60626

Price: Free

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Garfield Park

Open to students enrolled at Hefferan Elementary

Ages: 5th - 8th grade students

Time: 2021-22 School Year Schedule – TBD

Location: Helen M. Hefferan Elementary School, 4409 W. Wilcox St., Chicago, IL 60624

Price: Free

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Pilsen

Open to students enrolled at Walsh Elementary or CPS students in Pilsen

Full after school program including HWCW, dance, chess, gardening club, tutoring, etc.

Ages: 5 - 14

Time: Before school – Monday through Friday, 6:45 am - 7:45 am. After school – Monday through Thursday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Location: John A. Walsh Elementary, 2015 S. Peoria, Chicago, IL 60608

Price: Free

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North Lawndale

Ages: 5th - 8th grade students

Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3 pm - 5 pm

Location: Joseph Kellman Corporate Community Elementary School, 3030 W. Arthington St, Chicago, IL 60612

Price: Free

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Humboldt Park

Ages: 5 - 16

Time: Mondays and Thursdays, 4 pm - 6 pm

Location: Morton School of Excellence, 431 North Troy St., Chicago, IL 60612

Price: Free

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A child working on homework with a mentor
A child working on homework with a mentor
A child working on homework with a mentor

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