Neighborhood Schools Program Community Engagement Awards

Celebration honors students, faculty, staff, and community partners for 2012-13 contributions to youth education

  • Shaz Rasul, Director of Community Programs for the University of Chicago, speaks at the annual Neighborhood Schools Program Celebration of Community Engagement held at the Gordon Center for Integrative Science in Chicago on Tuesday, May 21, 2013.

  • Darcy Zaretzky, left, Joseph Gardner and Shaz Rasul, Director of Community Programs, are pictured at the annual Neighborhood Schools Program Celebration of Community Engagement held at the Gordon Center for Integrative Science in Chicago on Tuesday, May 21, 2013.

  • Inyse Bustillos, left, an Above and Beyond Award winner, is pictured with Elizabeth Vivas (Reavis Elementary), who nominated Bustillos for the award, at the annual Neighborhood Schools Program Celebration of Community Engagement held at the Gordon Center for Integrative Science in Chicago on Tuesday, May 21, 2013.

  • Fermi Elementary Assistant Principal Steven Taylor, a Sara Spurlark Award recipient, left, is pictured with Maria Bavaro, an Above and Beyond Award winner, at the annual Neighborhood Schools Program Celebration of Community Engagement held at the Gordon Center for Integrative Science in Chicago on Tuesday, May 21, 2013.

  • University of Chicago UTEP Associate Director Marvin “Marv” Hoffman accepts his Faculty Initiative Award at the annual Neighborhood Schools Program Celebration of Community Engagement held at the Gordon Center for Integrative Science in Chicago on Tuesday, May 21, 2013.

  • Jade Carter, a recipient of the Above and Beyond Award, attends the annual Neighborhood Schools Program Celebration of Community Engagement held at the Gordon Center for Integrative Science in Chicago on Tuesday, May 21, 2013.

  • Derek Douglas, Vice President for Civic Engagement for the University of Chicago, center, talks with Kaitlyn Fryzek, bottom left, and Allen Linton at the annual Neighborhood Schools Program Celebration of Community Engagement held at the Gordon Center for Integrative Science in Chicago on Tuesday, May 21, 2013.

  • Derek Douglas, Vice President of Civic Engagement for the University of Chicago, speaks at the annual Neighborhood Schools Program Celebration of Community Engagement held at the Gordon Center for Integrative Science in Chicago on Tuesday, May 21, 2013.

  • Duel Richardson Award winners are pictured at the annual Neighborhood Schools Program Celebration of Community Engagement held at the Gordon Center for Integrative Science in Chicago on Tuesday, May 21, 2013.

  • Mt. Carmel High School Assistant Principal Maryhelen Matijevic, left, is pictured with Dexter O’Connell, who she nominated for the Above and Beyond Award, at the annual Neighborhood Schools Program Celebration of Community Engagement held at the Gordon Center for Integrative Science in Chicago on Tuesday, May 21, 2013.

  • More than 150 people — including local school principals, teachers, and community partners, and University students, faculty, and staff — attended the Neighborhood Schools Program year-end celebration at the Gordon Center for Integrative Science on May 21, 2013.