Thursday, February 28, 2013

Theresa Mah Appointed Senior Policy Advisor

BA Member Theresa Mah has accepted a job as Gov. Pat Quinn's senior policy advisor and liaison to the Asian-American community. Read more at DNA Info.

Congratulations Theresa and Thank You for all of your work!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

February Newsletter

Hello Friends,

I know that there have been more emails than usual coming from Bridgeport Alliance.  There has just been so much going on that we want to share with you! 

Website - If you have not seen it yet, check out our new website at  We are currently accepting blog posts, so if you would like to share your experiences with any of the issues that Bridgeport Alliance or our affiliated organizations (SOUL and IIRON) are working on, please send them to

Save Our Schools
- Thanks to all who have come to meetings, and helped to make our voices heard.  If you have not yet, please sign this petition asking that McClellen be removed from the school closure list. 

31st Street Bus - Members of BA met with the CTA on 2/18.  They will have information to share at the next general meeting.

- Many of us met through Everyblock, and by now you likely know that it is gone.  BA has a group on NextDoor if you are interested in joining. 

General Meeting
- Tomorrow, Thursday, February 28, 7:00 at First Trinity (Community Center Kitchen).  31st and Lowe.  We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Tom Gaulke on Huff Post Live

Tune in - Huff Post Live - Wednesday morning (2/27) at 9:30 CST to hear Tom Gaulke on a panel about real effects of sequestration in our communities. 

Saturday, February 23, 2013

McClellan Matters!

McClellan School is thriving neighborhood school; boasting a 9% gain in students meeting and exceeding state standards from 2010 to 2012. Our school serves a diverse student body, has an excellent Magnet Cluster Autism Program, and actually is NOT under utilized. Chicago Public Schools must revisit the calculations for space utilization, with respect to state mandated smaller class sizes in the three Autistic Cluster classrooms. McClellan matters!!!
Please sign this petition to remove McClellan School from the CPS consideration for school closure list.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Community Forum on School Closings - Bridgeport, Canaryville, Chinatown, Chicago

Elementary schools in our Chicago neighborhoods are at risk of being closed.

Join parents, students, leaders, and community members who want to keep our schools safe from school closings, and strengthen our schools for the future.

Learn what schools are at risk and what you can do about it and take action after the forum! We will attend the CPS meeting for our area immediately after the forum. A bus will leave First Trinity Church for Fuller Park and return after the action. Please contact Maria at if you would like a space on the bus.

Sponsored by Bridgeport Alliance, Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation (SOUL), Raise Your Hand, the Chicago Teachers Union, Parents 4 Teachers, and First Lutheran Church of the Trinity.

DNA Info - Bridgeport Parents Plan Rally Before CPS Utilization Forum