Roberto Clemente Community Academy has won The Aspen Challenge!!! Clemente was one of 20 schools from across the district to compete in this competition where they learn from national leaders who tackle some of our country’s toughest issues who:
1) share their experiences and
2) issue a challenge asking teams to create innovative solutions.
Throughout the event, teams have the opportunity to brainstorm with one another, engage in a design-thinking workshop and activities, reflect on presentations and begin thinking about the challenge that they’ll select.
Clemente students challenge was:
In the city of Chicago, there is animosity between neighborhoods that has created a divide in the city. This divide has spread across various neighborhoods of Chicago and in our community this is very prevalent between the Humboldt Park and Wicker Park neighborhoods. In order to unify these two parts of the larger community, we plan on acting as agents of change by creating an event that will utilize these two unlikely allies to elicit peace and abolish the stereotypes that hinders these two neighborhoods from growing to their fullest potential.
Our culminating event will consist of people from both the Wicker Park and Humboldt Park communities coming together on a common ground- Roberto Clemente Community Academy. Roberto Clemente lies on the border of Wicker Park and Humboldt Park. This event will include spoken word performers, artists, community leaders, and local vendors from both communities. We plan on bringing these two communities together through an event called “Unify Division.”