First Annual “Opening Doors” Event to Benefit Erie Elementary Charter School

 WHO:  Erie Elementary Charter School, the Opening Doors Event Committee and Greg Jarrett of WGN Radio 720 will welcome supportive Chicagoans for their first annual benefit to provide Chicago’s children with a high-quality education that values their unique life experience, language and culture.

WHAT:  The event will include a special performance by the EECS Student Choir, cocktails, Goose Island Beers and heavy hors d’oeuvres provided by Bucktown favorite, Cans Bar and Canteen. 

WHERE: Erie Elementary Charter School
1405 N. Washtenaw 

WHEN: Thursday, December 2 from 6 PM – 9 PM 

HOW:  RSVP to or 312.432.2236

About Erie Elementary Charter School/ La Escuela Erie
Erie Elementary Charter School (EECS) is committed to nurturing and empowering students who, as lifelong learners, will attend selective secondary schools, pursue higher education, and successfully and productively engage in the local community and participate effectively in a democratic society.

EECS provides a much-needed high-quality public school option in Chicago’s Humboldt Park community, fostering a college-going culture beginning in kindergarten. For EECS students, graduation from higher education is not a dream, but an expectation. 

Within a caring and collaborative school environment, children learn in the context of small class sizes using developmentally-appropriate academic curricula. At EECS, children, parents and educators work together to develop students who are challenged by and engaged in their learning, independent and self-confident, proficient in Spanish and English, knowledgeable about their own culture, compassionate and ethical.

EECS was founded in 2005 as a response to Renaissance 2010, Mayor Daley’s challenge to create 100 new schools in the City of Chicago to provide choices for parents looking for the best education for their children. EECS was built on the strong foundation of the nationally accredited child care program at Erie Neighborhood House, a social service agency that has been educating Chicago’s low-income immigrant population since 1870. While EECS and its founding partner Erie House share a common goal of strengthening our community through education, EECS and Erie House are financially and organizationally distinct.


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