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Austin teen set to debut film Aug. 17th

Wells Community Academy High School senior Jerence Rambo’s five-minute short will be shown at The Logan Center for the Arts. He produced the movie through a summer After School Matters program.

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Austin groups receive grants

Youth Can Chicago, Broader Urban Involvement & Leadership Development, and Hope Institute Learning Academy are among 20-some Chicago organizations working with youth to receive funding from the Emerson Collective.

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Austin school tests positive for lead in the drinking water

Spencer Elementary Technology Academy is the first school in our West Side community to have samples come back above the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s actionable levels. CPS is still testing other campuses in the neighborhood.