The 7th-grade students in that community wanted to improve their neighborhood park, Parkview Park. So, as part of a class project, they broke out into teams, and each team came up with a new design for the park.
They presented their models, reached out to adults and an elected official, and shared their ideas with those who would listen. Their teachers, Betty Garcia and Mario Rueda, say they are proud of the students because they have learned that the park is expected to be renovated in the Spring of 2014.
So, ABC7 Chicago Salutes Reilly Elementary for making a difference in its community!