New local schools group officially forms

Hyde Park-Kenwood has an official Chicago Public Schools Community Action Council (CAC).

As a CAC the Hyde Park community will develop strategic plans for elementary and high schools within the boundaries of Robinson Elementary, 4225 S. Lake Park Ave., to the north; Dyett High School, 555 E. 51st St., to the west; Carnegie Elementary, 1414 E. 61st Pl., to the south and Bret Harte Elementary, 1556 E. 56th St., to the east.

The group of parents, students, community based organizations, faith-community leaders, elected officials, administrators from institutions of higher education, other education leaders and local business owners will meet at 6 p.m. every fourth Wednesday of the month at Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave.

The council welcomes all community members to attend the monthly meetings, visit its blog at or contact the council via e-mail at