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Good News: June 21, 2019

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.

Can Art Revive South Chicago? These Artists Are Trying To Infuse New Life Into The Neighborhood
Block Club Chicago
Devastated by the downturn of the steel industry, artists are working to revitalize South Chicago by transforming vacant buildings into art studios.

Top Chicago principals receive fellowships to hone leadership skills, boost school improvement plans
Chalkbeat Chicago
Three dozen top Chicago principals have been accepted into leadership fellowships aimed at helping them drive sustainable improvements at their schools. Recipients of the Cahn Fellows Program and the Chicago Principals Program were announced Thursday by the Chicago Public Schools, its non-profit partner the Chicago Public Education Fund, and the office of Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

40% of girls at some CPS schools show signs of PTSD. This program is helping them heal.
Chicago Sun-Times
Working on Womanhood is helping female students cope with trauma, anxiety and depression, preliminary data from a new UChicago study shows.