Next Actions/Próximas acciones
Join the Occupation!
We need volunteers to take security shifts 24/7 at La Casita. Please help the parents and allies from burning out by taking shifts when you are able. We have wi-fi, so you can still get work done while providing a much needed service. The police have been coming by on a regular basis, and we need physical presence to discourage their continued attempt to intimidate those at La Casita.
Call Elected State Officials
Call Rep Edward Acevedo at 773-843-1500 and Senator Tony Muñoz at 773-869-9050 and ask them to publicly express their support for the Whittier Parent Committee
Call CPS CEO Brizard
Call CPS CEO Jean-Claude Brizard TODAY at 773-553-1500 and tell him to make good on CPS's agreement to support Whittier Parent Committee and their elected officials' efforts to reallocate funds to renovate the field house (La Casita). We need to get as many calls in as possible so CPS knows we are serious and have support.
Phonebank at Whittier
We need people to help with phonebanking. If you have a cell phone with extra minutes, please come and make some calls.
Please call Alderman Danny Solis at 773-523-4100 to make sure the TIF money allocated for Whittier is used for the renovation of La Casita as he committed to. Solis stated the following during a meeting at La Casita on October 21, 2010: “…the money from this district’s [Pilsen Corridor] Tax Increment Financing that would have been used to demolish the community center will be used to renovate it.” (Hoy Newspaper)
We are currently in great need of a large refrigerator or chest freezer. Come out to La Casita (1900 W. 23rd St) for the latest in supply needs. Wholesome food (including vegan options) is always appreciated.
Volunteer and Donate
We are still in need of volunteers for the library and to provide programming. If you are interested, please email lacasita.allies[at]gmail.com.
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Latest Updates/Ultimas Noticias
Other Coverage/Cobertura de noticias
- Parents, Community Members to Hold Vigil to Demand New Fieldhouse at Whittier Elementary
- BREAKING: CPS Stealthily Moves to Demolish La Casita; Community Resists
- Whittier Parents Accuse CPS Officials of Bait and Switch On Library Deal
- CPS Turns Back on Whittier Parent Committee
- Call For Immediate Action
Press Releases Archive
Posted on August 17, 2013 | No CommentsLa Casita Community Center Destroyed by Chicago Public Schools Early This Morning Chicago 8/17 — Saturday 8/17, at 4pm, parents, teachers, community members, and supporters from around the city will...
Posted on August 17, 2013 | No CommentsLiterally under cover of darkness, Chicago public school bureaucrats moved on Friday night to begin demolishing Pilsen neighborhood public school Whittier’s fieldhouse, dubbed La Casita by the parents, students and...
Posted on June 28, 2011 | No CommentsPhoto by Brett Jelinek New schools chief has thrown out agreement with parents, months of negotiations, hundreds of thousands of dollars at expense of community needs and public accountability, charge...
Posted on June 15, 2011 | No CommentsJean-Claude Brizard CPS CEO 125 S. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60603 June 13, 2011 Dear Mr. Brizard: We are writing to inform you of the current status of the ongoing...
Posted on October 31, 2010 | No CommentsDear Public, Press and Supporters, To remove any confusion since our October 20th and 29th 2010 meetings with CPS: We never agreed to have the library inside of the Whittier...
Posted on October 28, 2010 | No CommentsWe are here today, to announce that on our 43rd day, we are ending the sit-in here at the Whittier School Fieldhouse. However, the letter delivered by CPS today and...
PressRelease: Alderman Solis to Meet with CEO Ron Huberman October 13, 2010, to Push Forward Whittier Parents’ DemandsPosted on October 14, 2010 | No CommentsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 13, 2010 Contact: Rosa Gomez (312) 315-4050 Carolina Gaete, (773) 876-9513 Press Conference: at 5:00 p.m. At: Whittier Field House 1900 w 23rd st. Alderman Solis...
Posted on October 10, 2010 | No Comments
Press Release for Oct. 8, 2010: Parents Grassroots Effort Moves Forward To Build La Casita Library at Whittier FieldhousePosted on October 9, 2010 | No CommentsPARENTS GRASSROOTS EFFORT MOVES FORWARD TO BUILD LA CASITA LIBRARY AT WHITTIER FIELDHOUSE. On the 24th day of the sit-in at Whittier Field house known as “La Casita”, parents’ efforts...
Posted on October 8, 2010 | No Comments