The Chicago Freedom School offers a variety of training’s for adults, youth, and inter-generational audiences at Village Leadership Academy. All training’s are rooted in anti-oppression practices and designed in a movement-building framework. CFS provides support to VLA students and faculty members for the Grassroots Campaign Projects.
The CSP is the Adler University’s unique non-clinical experience for its first-year clinical students. Over six months, they each devote 200 hours to working with community-based organizations like Village Leadership Academy to help advance programs and social justice goals. Through CSP projects, Adler University students in Chicago and Vancouver collectively provided more than 67,000 hours of direct community service last year.
At Village Leadership Academy, the Adler University students work with World Scholars faculty and students, and provide input on social justice components of curriculum development. The World Scholars Program is a year-long after-school program to develop students as future leaders.
Use the following link to learn more about unique work that Adler Interns are doing at Village Leadership Academy: https://www.adler.edu/page/news-events/features/features-sample-article-2
Village Leadership Academy is pleased to be offering “Quiet Time” as part of its mission to develop the whole child. Quiet Time utilizes the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation (TM) program to provide deep rest to the physiology while enhancing brain and cognitive development.
TM is a non-religious, effortless and natural technique practiced by millions of people throughout the world. Hundreds of published research studies on TM have shown a wide-range of benefits for physical health, behavior, psychological well-being and academic performance.
See School Founders Nakisha Hobbs and Anita Andrews-Hutchinson speak about the Quiet Time program
Village Leadership Academy is proud to partner with Roosevelt University to provide innovative Social Justice Programming that raises consciousness within and beyond the Roosevelt University community, and inspires the realization of social justice and human rights. Through collaboration with Roosevelt Ultimately, our goal is to foster an expanded thought process focused on possibilities for transformation.
See feature story on VLA principal and co-founder, Nakisha Hobbs: http://www.roosevelt.edu/News_and_Events/News_Articles/RR/SP2014/ClosingTheGap.aspx
Saturday College/Hispanic Math Science Education Initiative (SC/HMSEI) is an academic enrichment program offered each year to 5th -12th grade students. The SC/HMSEI Program provides ACT Prep instruction for students. The classes provide college and career preparation for students who are interested in careers in the health professions. Program operation is from October to late April. Parent participation is required. All students who apply for admission into the academic enrichment program are required to take the Academic Placement Exam in September. Students attend classes on Saturday mornings from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Teachers facilitate learning of scientific inquiry, research methods, and presentation skills. Students in 5th through 12th grades may apply to participate in the Saturday College/HMSEI Program. The application for the Saturday College/HMSEI Program is available on line in early spring.