Through a year-long effort by the Little Village Community Development Corp. and following a 19-day hunger strike by parents and community members, the Chicago School Board committed to building a new school in Little Village. Everything from planning and design of the facility, to the school's academic focus, was done through a collaboration of the Chicago Public Schools, community organizations, parents, and principals. Little Village will be the first high school in Chicago built to accomodate small schools. There will be four schools, each accomodating 400 students, within the new school. The school will also provide a wide range of social services and be open to the community during evenings and weekend.
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