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ENGLEWOOD BACK TO SCHOOL PARADE INC

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community

Location

6636 S YALE AVECHICAGO, IL 60621 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

To promote community pride, celebrate, enjoy a day of peace and to engage the youth to be active, focused on school and proud to be from Englewood.

Description

The Englewood Back To School Parade (EBTSP) has been a jewel in the Englewood community for 56 years and counting. Education has always been the focus of the parade. There is a parade procession and a picnic finale at Ogden Park located at 6500 S. Racine in Chicago, IL. In addition to promoting the importance of staying in school to children within the community, the parade creates a sense of pride and promotes a day of peace.

Each year over 3,000 residents and businesses from Englewood and the Chicagoland area participate in the parade festivities.

On parade day volunteers are needed to assist with crowd control, food preparation and park logistics. Please see website for more details on the specifics of each volunteer position.

Parade Mantra: "Focusing on the Possibilities not the Circumstances"
Historic Theme: "Education is the Key to the Future"

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