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Education Is Power

IJLA is a restorative learning community that engages students, through praxis, to strive for self-actualization. With our innovative approach, we prepare ALL students for college and career success empowering the next generation of revolutionary scholars. We invigorate hope and restore students’ hearts and minds to reclaim their education, graduate, and transform into agents of change.

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IJLA is Recognized for its Restorative Justice Work Featured Photo

IJLA is Recognized for its Restorative Justice Work

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Commissioner Alma E. Anaya, State Rep Theresa Mah, Alderman Byron Sigcho Lopez, and Alderman George A. Cardenas gathered with Rudy staff and students to celebrate the $80,000 grant awarded for our restorative justice programming.
IJLA Students Lead the Newberry Library's Declaring Independence Event Featured Photo

IJLA Students Lead the Newberry Library's Declaring Independence Event

On May 20th, 2021, IJLA students led workshops at a virtual Newberry Library event for over 60 community members. Students had been collaborating with library staff all year, engaging with Newberry collection materials, including American, Haitian, Venezuelan, and Mexican declarations of independence. With help from IJLA teachers and Newberry staff and scholars in the field, students used what they’ve learned to formulate their own personal declarations of independence.

At A Glance

  • Small Class Sizes
  • Social Justice Curriculum
  • Paid Work-Based Learning Opportunities
  • Post-Secondary Counseling