Service Project

OCS Day 1- Maria Saucedo Academy

August 12, 2022  08:30 AM-04:00 PM

Mission

Maria Saucedo Scholastic Academy

2850 W 24th Blvd
Chicago, IL

Event Overview

About Mass Deployment: Our Mass Deployment program is a team-based event that mobilizes veterans alongside local partners and volunteers in a single city for a week of community impact. This year, we have selected Chicago as the host for the program named Operation Chi-Town Salute. Through four days of large-scale service projects we aim to engage 85+ veterans from across the United States, engage 100+ local Chicago-area veterans, complete 60+ projects at five nonprofit partner locations, engage 200+ community members to serve alongside our veterans, and contribute $200,000 worth of community service impact to Chicago.

Day 1 and 2, Friday, August 12, and Saturday, August 13, we will be serving at Maria Saucedo Scholastic Academy. Maria Saucedo Scholastic Academy is a city-wide magnet school for Math, Science, and Technology serving a 96% Latino population with 40% of students who are low-English speakers, and doubles as a community space opening their doors nights, weekends, and summers to provide access to the indoor 4 lane pool, 2 large gyms, indoor walking track, theater, and community rooms.

Together with our partners, we will spend the day serving to:
Transform several under-utilized rooms into versatile, welcoming community spaces that could be used for a wide variety of purposes
Update and improve the break room spaces for the school’s essential workers, the building engineers and chefs, and recognize those employees as the unsung heroes of the school
Addition of murals and student artwork to the walls, stairwells, and community spaces
Creation of shared outdoor recreation and learning space for the students to utilize

Registration is from 8:30am-9:00am. We will begin the project at 9:00am.

What To Wear

TMC blues;Clothes that can get dirty

Parking

Free parking on-site

Parking Address

Please use the parking lot attached to the school just off S California Ave and W 23rd Place.

Accessibility

Uneven terrain;Wheelchair accessible site and bathrooms;Handicap Parking available;Jobs available for persons with limited mobility

Who’s Invited

Groups;Kids (under 13);Teens;Seniors (55+)

Chicago Platoon

Event Contact:  Megan Kruse
mkruse@missioncontinues.org
(878) 670-9400

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