Hermosa Parents Spent Years Fighting For A New School Playground. Last Night, Someone Set It On Fire
This is so sad, but parents never lose hope. The COFI parent team, Padres Activos de la Escuela Nixon, fought for nearly three long years and won Chicago Public School and others’ support for this playground. They raised the $$ and they literally built the playground – engaging 200 community volunteers! Parent persistence will not let this dream die. Now CPS and Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa have committed to rebuild the playground by spring. You go, parents of Nixon! https://blockclubchicago.org/2021/11/03/nixon-elementary-playground-arson-destroyed-hermosa-school-built-after-parent-advocacy/
The Nixon Elementary School community is reeling after the arson attack, which destroyed a play area that students loved and was just a few years old. "The kids are crying. It's too much for us," the local school council president said.