BENEFITING: Urban Initiatives
About Prieto Academy
- Joined Urban Initiatives’ Work to Play Program in the fall of 2009.
- Located in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood in Chicago and has 1,034 students.
- 95% of the school population is hispanic. 96% come from low-income households.
- Prieto’s school motto is “Lighting the Way”, and Prieto’s faculty and staff work to enlighten their students through a strong school community. Urban Initiatives enhances this community by collaborating with Prieto’s teachers, principal, and parents.
- Prieto’s team excels at teamwork. During their favorite drill, the Numbers Game, Prieto players always make sure to pass the ball at least 3 times before attempting to score a goal. Teamwork makes the dream work!