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Good News: January 31, 2020

Welcome to Good News! In this space we feature positive stories of community impact and development, relevant to the areas Metropolitan serves or the programs we offer.

A West Side School Will Become A Community Hub For Health Care Resources
Block Club Chicago
The community hub will host hospital programs for primary care, mental health, early career learning, trauma-informed teaching and social-emotional learning.

New Moms kindles bright futures
Austin Weekly News
The non-profit’s job training program doubles as a social enterprise candle company

‘Transformational’ new CPS positions will help students who are homeless
Chicago Sun-Times
Months of debate over one of the Chicago Teachers Union’s key contract demands, affordable housing, led to a breakthrough in teacher negotiations last fall: Chicago Public Schools has agreed to hire new staff members to help kids deal with homelessness and other temporary living situations.