BENEFITING: Urban Initiatives
ABOUT LITTLE VILAGE ACADEMY
- Joined Urban Initiatives’ Work to Play Program in the spring of 2013.
- Located in the Little Village neighborhood in Chicago and has 863 students.
- 99% of the school population is hispanic. 98% come from low-income households.
- Many of the children at Little Village have to deal with their school sitting on the dividing line between two gangs in their community as they go to and from school each day.
- Little Village has some of Urban Initiatives’ most experienced soccer players, so the team moves the ball incredibly quickly. It’s great for all the players since it means they all get more touches.