Our Team of Partnerships
Our Partnership team consists of a variety of organizations of different shapes and sizes. Each organization brings something very unique to our students that help grow each of them in ways academics alone cannot. We highly value our partnerships and invite you to reach out if you are interested in partnering with our community.
Perez partners with The Resurrection Project with a parent volunteer program called Parent Mentors. Parent mentors volunteer in the classroom for 2 hours per day and support student academic success.
A Youth Subcommittee composed of 6th, 7th and 8th-grade students meet with Police Officers once a month during lunchtime to discuss current events and plan/complete service learning projects, such as the Senior Citizen Prom.
Frida Kahlo provides activities for students such as breakdance, visual arts, drama, robotics, morning fitness, as well as classes for parents, ranging from technology to health/wellness classes in our Annex Building.
Through each weekly lesson, Simantikos incorporates early education National Core Arts Standards and objectives linked to strengthening social-emotional learning skills through creative movement exercises, basic ballet, jazz, and hip hop vocabulary.
Provides quality dance education programs to schools and communities with limited arts access. Programs are designed to not only increase dance skills and awareness, but to foster creativity, critical thinking, and social-emotional learning.
Providing mentors from Northwestern University to meet weekly with 5th/6th grade students Supplies for Dreams also coordinates field trips to museums throughout Chicago providing transportation, lunches, and chaperons for every trip.
SHAPE America provides professional development to teachers at Perez on physical education, health, nutrition, and social-emotional learning.
Blackhawks provide students with materials and instructors for a yearly in-school floor hockey program and invite students to the United Center for an annual ice skating and science field trip.
Perez participates in The White Sox’s Good Grades Program were students who earn A’s and B’s receive two free tickets to a White Sox game. Students also participate in the Summer Slugger online program where students learn math and reading skills through baseball-related content.
Each year, an instructor from the YWCA provides classroom instruction for each grade level focusing on sexual health education and interpersonal/relationship skills.
Providing students with onsite weekly one-on-one counseling in a private setting during the school day, Pilsen Wellness also works closely with our families when outside counseling referrals are needed for family, group, or individual counseling.
Each school year, students from the Education Department at Concordia University come to Perez to observe Physical Education classes.
Illinois at Chicago
UIC’s partnership with Perez provides our students the opportunity to attend a men’s or women’s basketball game each season. They also provide free tickets and transportation to the games.
Fuel Up to
Fuel Up to Play 60 partners with Perez to provide in-school nutrition and physical activity programs that encourage students to lead healthier lives. They also provide teacher training and online leadership training for students.
Perez partners with Midwest Dairy for their Adopt-A-Cow program. Kindergarten through Second Grade classes “adopt” a calf from one of Midwest Dairy’s partner farmers, name it, and receive monthly pictures and updates.
The Chicago Boathouse provides a 2-week training for students on rowing skills during Physical Education classes. Students are then invited to join the Chicago Boathouse rowing team for free.
In The Game
Girls in the Game is an after-school program providing a safe, positive, all-girl space where girls can be themselves. Girls in the Game uses health education and leadership development activities to help girls build the skills they need to lead confident, happy lives. Once a week, girls meet after school to participate in 90-minute sports, health, and leadership program tailored to their needs.
In The Schools
Providing tutoring programs both on and off-site, WITS Kindergarten Mentors read one-on-one with kindergarten students while Mid-Day Mentors (MDM) support 2nd and 3rd-grade students. Workplace Mentors (WPM) provide one-on-one mentorship in a professional setting for 3rd, 4th, and 5th-grade students who are bussed after school to downtown corporate offices spending time reading and gaining insight into what it is like to be a professional employee at a major Chicago firm.
IAHPERD provides professional development to Perez teachers regarding nutrition, dance, physical education, and more.
Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart are two programs focusing on children's total wellness as well as social and emotional health.
Ageless Eye Care
Ageless Eye Care provides free school-based eye exams, as well as free eyeglasses to students at Perez. Parents must provide consent in order for students to be seen by the eye doctor.
Every year, Relativity helps make our students’ wishes come true by providing a wrapped holiday gift to each student that has written a holiday letter containing a wish list of gifts.
Visiting Perez throughout the school year, allergy and asthma specialists (a physician and a nurse practitioner) supply tests and medications found at hospitals for Perez students.
Winter coats, hats, and gloves are donated to 15 students in need each December.
Ready To Be A Partner?
Thanks for your interest in getting involved in our community. If you know what you're looking to offer, please be as detailed as you can. If you're looking to volunteer, please do your best to explain why. We're looking forward to hearing from you!