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.


  • Nikki Finney: A Louder Call for Truth and Justice Here are the resounding words of Nikki Finney, Parker's 2014 visiting poet, framing the Bethune-Cookman students' graduating act of resistance: A Louder Call for Truth and Justice. Her ...
    Posted May 11, 2017, 7:34 AM by L Williams
  • Youth Leadership Opportunity Here's another amazing opportunity, Students! Application deadline is May 19!Youth Leadership OpportunitySTUDENT VOICE AND ACTIVISM FELLOWSHIP!The Student Voice and Activism Fellowship aims to provide young people ...
    Posted May 3, 2017, 2:26 PM by L Williams
  • Additional Summer Opportunities We continue to update summer opportunities that you might be interested in.  Be sure to scroll down.  One Summer Chicago deadline is MAY 15!We also update events you might ...
    Posted May 2, 2017, 12:21 PM by L Williams
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Youth Leaders in the News
  • 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
  • Chicago Youth Organize Delegation to Attend Women’s March on Washington January 3, 2017 (Chicago, IL) — As part of a national and statewide movement, the Women’s March on Washington – Illinois Youth Chapter will join thousands of other people in Washington ...
    Posted Jan 6, 2017, 2:15 PM by L Williams
  • Black Lives Matter Protest Protesters wait Friday outside Chicago Public Schools headquarters, where Black Lives Matter Youth met with city officials and Marist's principal.http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-marist-student-lawsuit ...
    Posted Dec 7, 2016, 12:24 PM by L Williams
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