School-Based Community Hub Grant

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Deadline Extension

Application will now be open until 11:59pm on Friday, February 28, 2020.

Overview of Application

West Side United is excited to announce the open application process for interested elementary schools seeking supports to create a school-based community hub. The genesis of this initiative came after West Side United convened educators, administrators, youth, community stakeholders, and hospital stakeholders to discuss how the six-hospital partners could leave a more cohesive and intentional education footprint on the West Side. After multiple workshops and a scan of the quality of life plans, the WSU education action team identified the school-based community hub approach as a part of WSU’s education strategy.

What Will the School-Based Community Hub Offer?

West Side United would like to leverage its collaborative hospital assets and provide in-kind services at one West Side elementary school over the next 2 years. West Side United is offering to co-implement along with the selected school a “Cluster of Care model” which leverages resources and programs in place at hospitals to address community-identified needs. These supports include the following:

  1. Primary care services
  2. Mental health services
  3. Social-emotional learning support
  4. Trauma-informed professional development training for teachers
  5. Early healthcare career exposure.

To support these in-kind services, WSU will fund a full-time Hub Resilience Manager and a full-time Social Worker (up to $135,000 per year for two years).

Who is Eligible to Apply?

Interested elementary schools should be located in and serve at least one of the ten following West Side communities:

  • Austin
  • Belmont-Cragin
  • East Garfield Park
  • West Garfield Park
  • North Lawndale
  • South Lawndale
  • Humboldt Park
  • Lower West Side
  • Near West Side
  • West Town

How Can I Learn More About This Opportunity?

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Interested in learning more about the application process? Watch our recorded information session.

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How Do I Submit an Application?

Step 1

Complete the 5-question survey that will serve as the Intent to Apply.

Step 2

Review all the application materials and collect any needed items before beginning the online application. (PDF Application)

Step 3

Begin your application online, you will receive a confirmation email once it is completed.

When is the Application Deadline?

The deadline to apply for this grant has been extended until February 28, 2020, at 11:59 pm. For any question please contact