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The 11th annual OAV Summit took place on May 9th at Guaranteed Rate Field (home of the White Sox) in Chicago, and at the State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois on May 16th. The program, which began in a handful of Chicago area schools, now extends from Wadsworth to Mattoon, Danville to Peoria, inner city Chicago […]
OAV, DePaul partner on new venture–read all about it… The Barat Education Foundation, creators of Our American Voice, and DePaul University’s Office of Innovative Professional Learning are teaming up in a new joint venture to establish a new Center for Civic Learning and Engagement Communities (CLEC) in Illinois, designed to be be a model replicable […]
A fundraising home run; what’s next for 2017-18 On a glorious day to play two, a national political leader anonymously bought enough tickets to give every OAV teacher a chance to win our 2016-17 season-ending fundraising raffle. And with Callie and Ella on the field, Katie Lamb Heinz took their best pitch and hey hey, […]
Komensky Elem launches a new, all-inclusive playground June 12, 2017 is a day students and teachers at Komensky Elementary School in Berwyn won’t soon forget, the culmination of two years of hard work that began when 5th graders in Komensky’s Our American Voice program decided that their school needed a […]