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Schools celebrate tax-credit scholarships

By Karen Callaway | Photo editor
March 20, 2019

Schools celebrate tax-credit scholarships

Ballet Folklorico perform at the start of a March 11, 2019, event that gathered more than 10 Catholic schools from the Archdiocese of Chicago at St. Agnes of Bohemia School to discuss the tax-credit scholarship program with Empower Illinois. Families from schools in the Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards and Brighton Park neighborhoods and the village of Summit spoke about how tax-credit scholarships have allowed their children to attend Catholic schools.
Participants sign commitment cards prior to the event. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Participants hold signs. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Ballet Folklorico of St. Agnes of Bohemia perform for participants at the beginning of the event. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Mariachi Mexico Vivo perform during the event. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Scouts Color Guard – St. Agnes of Bohemia process into the gym. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Dominican Father Brendan Curran speaks to participants. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Participants sign a thank you banner during the event. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Raquel Torres, parent, St. Pius V School, gives her testimony of how the tax credits have helped her family. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Bob Gilligan, executive director of the Catholic Conference of Illinois, applauds during the event. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Rep. Lisa Hernandez assists children with displaying giant checks during the event. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
A participant waves her sign. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Participants look over literature. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Participants text officials in support of tax credits during the event. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Ballet Folklorico of St Agnes of Bohemia closed the evening celebration. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)

A March 11, 2019, event gathered more than 10 Catholic schools from the Archdiocese of Chicago at St. Agnes of Bohemia School to discuss the tax-credit scholarship program with Empower Illinois. Families from schools in the Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards and Brighton Park neighborhoods and the village of Summit spoke about how tax-credit scholarships have allowed their children to attend Catholic schools.

Topics:

  • catholic schools
  • tax credit scholarships

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