Submitted by Deb on Mon, 05/16/2022 - 19:07

HBK joined Chicago Commons to clean up the Paulo Freire Family Center in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood. The group helped with overdue painting and revamping the mulch areas for the kids in the playground as well as around the building parameters, painted doors and worked on landscaping the grounds to make the center’s exterior ready for summer.

The Freire Center is a group that offers a wide range of resources for residents in the city’s poorest neighborhoods from early childhood education programs to adult day care for senior citizens since 2001. The center specializes in the Reggia Emilia Approach to learning, a focus on math and literacy, individualized learning programs and more.