Led by Professional Artist and Fenger alumnus, Carolyn Elaine (Jacobs), students will participate in the design and fabrication of a 700sq ft broken tile mosaic mural inside the school. Professor Tony Burroughs, internationally known genealogist and author of Black Roots; A beginners Guide to Tracing the African American Family Tree.
Burroughs will guide students and parents through the process of researching their own family’s experiences, enabling them to make greater and more diverse contributions to the design composition. Terry Glover, managing Editor of Ebony Magazine has developed a web application/database to allow Fenger alum to register to volunteer, network and become an ongoing source of support for the school. Cheryl Graves, Community Justice for Youth Institute, will facilitate peacemaking circles for students, parents, alumni and community volunteers/supporters. Peacemaking circles are used in educational settings to provide mentoring, address discipline issues, promote safety and foster a sense of community among participants. Grant Banks, Professional Videographer, will document this entire project in an effort to capture this community’s triumph from tragedy.
Professor Tony Burroughs, is an internationally known genealogist and author of Black Roots; A beginners Guide to Tracing the African American Family Tree.
Cheryl Graves is the founder of Community Justice for Youth Institute, an organization that facilitates peacemaking circles. Peacemaking circles are used in educational settings to provide mentoring, address discipline issues, promote safety and foster a sense of community among participants.
Restoring the P.I.E.C.E.S. Design TEAM for Fenger Academy HS
Carolyn Elaine (Jacobs) – Professional Artist, Class of 80 alumnus, Founder of Restoring the P.I.E.C.E.S.
Professor Tony Burroughs - Internationally known genealogist and author of Black Roots; A beginners Guide to Tracing the African American Family Tree.
Nina Smoot-Cain, Professional Artist, retired Instructor for Roosevelt University, Chicago, Il
Cheryl Graves – Community Justice for Youth Institute
Grant Banks – Professional Videographer
Restoring the P.I.E.C.E.S. Alumni Recruitment TEAM for Fenger Academy HS
Dennis Alexander - Deputy Chief Probation Officer, Cook County Juvenile Court, Class of 80 alumnus
Adrienne Haqque (Jacobs) - CPS Teacher, Class of 78 alumnus
Restoring the P.I.E.C.E.S. Community Outreach TEAM for Fenger Academy HS
Mischelle Causey-Drake, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, Jane Addams Hull House Assoc.
Christopher Brown, Account Manager, Owens/Morris Communications
Joy Glover – Sole Proprietor, EnJoy LLC
Terry Glover – Managing Editor, Ebony Magazine
Olga Richardson - Special Assistant
Fenger Academy High School – Restoring the P.I.E.C.E.S. Project TEAM
Elizabeth Dozier – Principal
Robert Spicer – Dean of students
Glen McCarthy – CPS Office of Turnaround
Milissa McClair – Art Department, Chairperson
Phillip Cabeen – Art Instructor
Pamela Grier – Former Fenger HS Teacher
Shanequa Burgess – Student Representative
Tatiana Woulard - Student Representative
Yolanda Lucas – NCLB Parent Advisory Council Chairperson
Melvena Strong – Parent Representative
Annette Brown – Parent Representative
Pastor Dr. Milton Oliver –34 th Ward Ministers Alliance, President
John Paul Jones
Pastor Leonardo Gilbert
Terry Marsh – Director of Education, 34 th Ward Alderman Austin’s Office