Amy Smolensky

Amy is a Roscoe Village resident with children attending public school in the 32nd ward.  An entreprenuer in public relations field, she is very involved with the Raise Your Hand organization.

Stories from Amy Smolensky

Raise Your Hand Coalition: Extended school day

Date: 
10/07/2011
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The Raise Your Hand Coalition (RYH), an education advocacy group representing thousands of parents throughout Chicago and Illinois hosted a meeting on Tues., Sept.27 at Coonley School to discuss the issue of extending the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) school day.

Mayor Emanuel and Illinois General Assembly blasted by Raise Your Hand Coalition

Date: 
06/06/2011
RaiseYourHand

The Raise Your Hand Coalition is outraged by the Illinois General Assembly for passing a budget that cuts $171 million from education funding statewide. Moreover, the June 2 announcement from Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CPS CEO Jean Claude Brizard

Fight must continue to be fought -- school funding rally June 17

Date: 
06/16/2010
SchoolFundingRally

Everyone concerned about education is encouraged to join hundreds of parents, students and community members representing schools from across Chicago Thurs.,

Coalition requests Daley reform TIFs so the annual $275 million plus diverted from school funding is used to meet 2011 budget

Date: 
06/02/2010

Raise Your Hand Coalition hand delivered a letter to Mayor Daley yesterday requesting a meeting to discuss funding for public school education in Chicago for this coming year and the future.

Breaking News: Raise Your Hand Coalition responds to State Budget

Date: 
05/28/2010
RaiseYourHand

Chicago-based Raise Your Hand Coalition just issued the following statement regarding the passage of the Fiscal Year 2011 State Budget.