Concerning community events, we just finished hosting at GAP Community Center a Chicago Early Learning Ambassador Training headed by the Mayor’s office.  This strategic move was made in the hopes of empowering community leaders and agencies assisting the community help in getting their preschool children enrolled.  This initiative called Chicago Early Learning is a citywide, collaborative effort to bring high quality early learning programs more readily to families in need throughout the city.  We had about 15 attendees all were very enthusiastic about the training they received.  All were grateful for the opportunity to have access to materials that would facilitate them in making the families they serve aware about the access available to quality preschool for their children. Talks occurred about possibly having this event again later in the year.  In collaboration with the Chicago Police Department-25th District and Domestic Violence Subcommittee, which I’m a member of, just finished a Child Abuse Conference hosted at West Park Academy taking place during their open house.  We had 15 parents that attended and are looking to do in a workshop form later next year.  We had a several speakers from the state attorney’s office, DCSF, and YWCA Metropolitan Chicago.  They did an excellent job and we had many questions from the parents who attended. We are also participating in the Chicago Police Department – 25th District and the Domestic Violence Subcommittee Walk and Rally on October 5, 2017.  Our executive Director Angelina Zayas will be setting us out with some Zumba warm up.  Please come and join us on that day we will begin at 9:00 am with refreshments and step off at 10:00 am at the 25th District Police station (5555 W. Grand Avenue) Hope to see you there!