CCH legal staff offers outreach at 8 Chicago high schools

The legal staff at CCH met with several hundred Chicago Public Schools parents Wednesday, offering community outreach during “report card pickup day” at eight city high schools.

Six staffers from our Law Project and Youth Futures mobile legal aid clinic were helped by three Loyola University law students.

They offered outreach at Roberto Clemente, 1147 N. Western Ave.; Farragut, 2345 S. Christiana Ave.; Foreman, 3235 N. LeClaire Ave.; Kelly, 4136 S. California Ave.; Little Village, 3120 S. Kostner Ave.; North-Grand, 4338 W. Wabansia Ave.; Tilden, 4747 S. Union; and Westinghouse, 3223 W. Franklin Blvd. 

Homeless enrollment at the schools in 2013-2014 was as high as 50.9% at Tilden, which enrolled 426 students. At the others, homeless enrollment was identified at Clemente at 8% of 776 students; Farragut, 3.5%, 1,234; Foreman, 3.8%, 1,485; Kelly, 4%, 2,498; North-Grand, 3%, 926; and Westinghouse, 5%, 1,064.

CCH distributed materials explaining how low-income students can request school fee waivers, or obtain legal aid on school issues by calling the Law Project at its toll-free helpline, (800) 940-1119.

Our staff also distributed forms that unaccompanied minors, ages 14 to 18, can use to consent to routine healthcare at school-based clinics, under a 2014 law proposed by CCH youth attorneys.

– Anne Bowhay, Media