Programs

Six Points Reading Series
Poetry Center of Chicago
Six Points Reading Series features local, national, and international writers at rotating venues throughout Chicago. Six Points events are free and open to the public. To find out about upcoming readings, visit poetrycenter.org, and join our mailing list.
Reading, Creative Writing
Adult
Central, Far North Side, Far Southeast Side, Far Southwest Side, North Side, Northwest Side, South Side, Southwest Side, West Side, Suburbs
No
Small group counseling for Social emotional reflection
The Insight Project for Kids
http://insightfulkids.org
Creative Writing, Teacher Training
PreK (Age 3-5), Grades K-8, Grades 9-12, Adult
Central, Far North Side, Far Southeast Side, Far Southwest Side, North Side, Northwest Side, South Side, Southwest Side, West Side, Suburbs, Regional, National, No Physical Location, Other
Yes
Yes
Sound Partners
Chicago Home Tutor

Sound Partners is a tutoring program used for Kindergarten through 2nd grade students. The Sound Partners Curriculum has been proven by independent studies in the Department of Education’s What Works Clearinghouse to on average improve alphabetics by 21 percentile points, fluency by 19 percentile points, and comprehension by 21 percentile point
Reading, Pre-Writing
Grades K-8
Central, Far North Side, Far Southeast Side, Far Southwest Side, North Side, Northwest Side, South Side, Southwest Side, West Side, Suburbs
No
Yes
That Is The Question: Scenes & Trivia
Shakespeare All-Stars
Part performance, part quiz show, the All-Stars ask questions about the life and works of Shakespeare or other playwrights, interspersing relevant scenes. A fun interactive way to review the plays you are studying!
Touring performance. Customizable for youth and adult audiences.
Dramatic Play
Grades K-8, Grades 9-12, Adult
Central, Far North Side, Far Southeast Side, Far Southwest Side, North Side, Northwest Side, South Side, Southwest Side, West Side, Suburbs
No
The Chicago Youth Shakespeare Ensemble (CYSE)
Chicago Youth Shakespeare
The Chicago Youth Shakespeare Ensemble (CYSE) is the organization’s flagship performance company open to high school students across the Chicagoland area. Representing a variety of communities, ethnicities, cultures, and life experiences, the CYSE is a unique, artistic ensemble fueled by collaboration, innovation, and a diversity of approaches and ideas. CYSE students study advanced acting techniques and discover how to “unpack” and personalize Shakespeare’s words to make them their own. With fall and summer “Company” sessions, each CYSE program culminates in performances of a Shakespeare play at theaters and cultural arts venues throughout the Chicago area, including outreach presentations for students and senior citizens and on-site performances in CPS schools. Admissions to the program are need-blind and by audition only.

Reading, Creative Writing, Dramatic Play
Grades 9-12
Regional
Yes
Yes