LINCOLN SQUARE — Support for Amundsen and Lake View high schools is becoming more visible thanks to new signs popping up in area yards.
The non-profit organization Grow Community, which promotes neighborhood schools on the North Side, printed 800 of the yard signs, split between the two schools. There's a separate "home of" message for families of current students and another "proud supporter" message for community members at large.
"There's already strong community support for both Amundsen and Lake View — the yard signs are an effort to nurture and continue to expand that," Sarah Makela, executive director of Grow Community, told DNAinfo via email.
"They're a visible way for residents, whether or not they have high school-age children, to demonstrate that support and inspire their friends and neighbors to get to know the high schools better — hopefully as the top educational options for local families," she said.
The "home of" signs are available at the respective high schools. The "proud supporter" signs are available at the high schools, feeder elementary schools and local ward offices (click here for list of distribution points).
"Thriving neighborhood schools and thriving communities go hand in hand," Makela said. "We welcome and encourage anyone in the community to display a sign."
The signs are free, though a donation of $5 would help offset printing costs.
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