Pilsen Girls Explore Their Community & Take Action

In preparation for spring service learning, Coach Laura took the Pilsen Elementary Girls Team on a trip to the National Museum of Mexican Art in Harrison Park. On their way, they walked down 18th street and took notes on what they saw, heard, smelled and touched in the Pilsen community. Once there, they found pictures of people who reminded them of themselves, and of people who were different from them They talked about what makes up a community and how groups of people identify and solve their problems. For their student-led service learning project the girls chose to run a bake sale with the proceeds benefiting The Center On Halsted. They support youth affected by HIV/AIDS.