Story URL: http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/news.aspx?id=109691
Story Retrieval Date: 5/20/2013 6:46:55 AM CST
Since 2007, the Chicago Freedom School has welcomed students from all over Chicago. The non-profit offers monthly activism workshops, leadership training and financial support for students who show an interest in improving their neighborhoods and schools.
Dozens of other freedom schools operate similarly around the country. Although not a traditional school, the Chicago Freedom School works to provide students background in the history of social movements and encouragement to pursue independent projects.