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Elev8 Honored as “Bright Spot” by White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics

Published: October 6, 2015

LISC Chicago’s Elev8 program, which provides health services, out-of-school time activities and parent engagement outreach at five Chicago middle schools, has been designated a “bright spot” by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. It’s one of 234 programs nationwide honored for the distinction of “helping ensure the educational attainment for the country’s Hispanic community, from cradle-to-career.” 

The White House Initiative noted that “Elev8 evaluates its success based on the Results Framework, a comprehensive measurement tool that looks at 19 indicators across three populations: students, schools and families and communities. The Framework provides useful information about Elev8 sites' performance over time. Among the highlights from the 2013—2014 school year: Students Succeed Academically: 81 percent of Elev8 participants have a GPA of a C or above. Students are Healthy: 82 percent of Elev8 students have had a health screening and dental care. Students have Bright Futures: 88 percent of Elev8 students have a positive relationship with peers. Elev8 Prepares Students Academically: 93 percent of 8th grade Elev8 students plan to attend a high quality high school. Elev8 Families & Communities Support Education: 78 percent of Elev8 students' families were regularly engaged in school activities.”

The Bright Spots were announced last month during a press conference in Washington, DC. See the entire list of honorees

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