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.

  • Mikva Summer Jobs Application is NOW AVAILABLE! (Deadline: 4/22) The application for students to apply for summer jobs at Mikva is NOW AVAILABLE at Students can apply if they are 16-20 years old and ...
    Posted Mar 22, 2017, 6:51 AM by L Williams
  • 2016-2017 Civic Engagement Brochure
    Posted Mar 21, 2017, 12:03 PM by L Williams
  • Summer opportunities -- upcoming application deadlines! Here are a couple of new ones to add to the list below.  Also please note, Desi Youth Rising deadline has been extended to March 27!Please let me know ...
    Posted Mar 17, 2017, 9:37 AM by L Williams
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Youth Leaders in the News
  • '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. ...
    Posted Dec 7, 2016, 12:24 PM by L Williams
  • 99 arrests in Ottawa as students confront Trudeau over pipelines Close to 100 students and youth were arrested on Parliament Hill today for their participation in what organizers describe as “the largest act of youth-led climate civil disobedience in ...
    Posted Oct 31, 2016, 12:51 PM by L Williams
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