Civic Engagement 
at Parker

The Francis W. Parker School educates students to think and act with empathy, courage and clarity as responsible citizens and leaders in a democratic society and global community.
--Francis W. Parker Mission 

The mission of Francis W. Parker School orients the teaching and learning in all areas of the school toward civic responsibility. Teachers and students at the school share a strong value for democratic participation, and concern with justice, inclusive community, and youth voice. Through ongoing study and practice of democratic education, we translate our mission into day-to-day classwork, relationships, and civic engagement beyond the school.


  • Civic Engagement Summer Opportunities! Happy Summer!Do you have some free time? Are you looking for meaningful opportunities to be involved in the city?  Are you interested in developing new interests, abilities, and friendships ...
    Posted Jun 22, 2017, 8:50 AM by L Williams
  • Summer Reading Best Summer Readsfrom Teaching for Change: 13 Colors of the Honduran Resistance by Melissa CardozaAll American Boys by Jason ReynoldsAmerican Street by Ibi ZoboiAristotle and Dante ...
    Posted Jun 22, 2017, 8:49 AM by L Williams
  • Who's Got Next I thought you might enjoy this Chicago Magazine piece that includes Bridget Gainer, who spoke here in MX a couple of weeks ago.  Many of these folks would be great ...
    Posted Jun 22, 2017, 8:46 AM by L Williams
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Youth Leaders in the News
  • Action Civics Showcase by A. Ori, Staff Writer • June 10, 2017 Alex Ori, Staff Writer • June 10, 2017On Tuesday, May 23 the Chicago Cultural Center was hosting the annual Mikva Challenge Action Civics Showcase, so colorful poster boards fill the ...
    Posted Jun 21, 2017, 12:47 PM by L Williams
  • White House Protesters Shame Donald Trump Over Paris Climate Deal Check out what's been happening on the 8th Grade DC trip!!! Our kids happened upon an opportunity to share their voices just as Mr. Trump finished announcing his decision ...
    Posted Jun 2, 2017, 12:14 PM by L Williams
  • Local Students Hosting Benefit Concert at Metro Friday Night Inspired by the recent presidential election, a group of students, led by student activist Natasha Lerner, are hosting a benefit concert at Metro on Friday night. NBC 5's LeeAnn ...
    Posted May 11, 2017, 7:31 AM by L Williams
  • 'Biggest Case on the Planet' Pits Kids vs. Climate Change Baring and Draheim so lack confidence that they will inherit a healthy planet that they are suing the United States government for failing to adequately protect the Earth from the ...
    Posted Mar 21, 2017, 11:48 AM by L Williams
  • Three Lincoln Park Girls Head To Women's March on Washington Three students from Francis W. Parker School in Lincoln Park, Priscilla Roman, Karoli Esparza and Chloe Wagner, tell You & Me why it's important to get involved in the Women ...
    Posted Jan 19, 2017, 1:43 PM by L Williams
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