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Pulling together to make the school grounds kid-friendly

The Concerned Parents of Melody School are determined to make sure that their children attend a clean and safe school. After finding drug paraphernalia outside their Chicago West Side school, this parent team organized several school clean-up days. Their work led to a meeting with their alderman, where parent leaders pushed for and won more frequent street cleaning, additional trash cans around the school and a new mosaic on the side of their school building.