Columbia College Youth Program

On July 15 the National Public Housing Museum did some community outreach, with the Columbia Links Program for youth in Chicago. The Columbia Links Program is a high school journalism and news literacy program. The summer program is themed "A South Side Summer" where they will be exploring little-known aspects of Chicago South Side.  There are 18 high school students in a session, most from the city and from the South Side. Camille Acker, NPHM's Programs and Development Associate, shared the history of the museum and gave them a tour guide of our new website. Our two new interns, Salyndrea Jones and Savannah Wright, also spoke about their experiences about living in public housing and the difference between living there then and now in new mixed-income communities, which opened up the students to ask more questions. We were glad to be able to have an afternoon of lively discussion with the Columbia Links students.