Roberto Clemente Community Academy and Wells Community Academy High School Get New Athletic Fields
Many Chicago Public School students do not have athletic fields at their own schools. Students from all over the city either have to venture to another neighborhood to have access to athletics fields or just not participate in certain activities. However, that just change for two schools.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined Alderman Proco Joe Moreno, Representative Luis Gutierrez, CPS CEO Dr. Janice Jackson and Jose Lopez to cut the ribbon on new athletic facilities at Roberto Clemente Community Academy and Wells Community Academy High School. The fields will not only support school sports, but serve as a recreational area for the community.
The fields at Clemente will be used for softball and baseball, while the new field at Wells will support soccer and baseball. Both Clemente and Wells fields now have spectator seating, improved lighting, underground drainage infrastructure, and stormwater management.
Chicago Public Schools Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Janice Jackson said “these athletic facilities will help students at Wells and Clemente lead healthy, active lives while providing experiences that will instill the invaluable lesson of teamwork."
Cutting the ribbon on a new athletic field at Wells Community Academy with @Alderman_Moreno, @AldermanBurnett and @janicejackson—an investment for the entire community. @ChiPubSchoolspic.twitter.com/ShjBUkQOeZ— Mayor Rahm Emanuel (@ChicagosMayor) March 19, 2018