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Project Interweave

Interweave helps students with poor academic achievement and a history of truancy reach educational success. By using an applied community-school model, we create a solution-focused approach and link students and families to community-based services.

  • Our professional staff provides therapeutic intervention, case management and advocacy for students.
  • We use a positive, solution-focused approach to identify root causes of truancy, behavioral concerns and academic failure.
  • Our staff has worked with Chicago Public School students in Francis Scott Key Elementary School, Johns C. Calhoun Elementary School and Juarez High School.
  • Our project coordinators collaborate with school staff to identify youth in need of intervention, track student progress, and identify systemic issues at home and at school that may be contributing to the students’ attendance and performance problems.
  • Our coordinators meet with school staff, parents, and students to discover issues and develop an individualized plan of action.
  • Our clinicians go into two schools to provide individual and group counseling. When necessary, we also refer students from all of the schools with whom we work to counseling and crisis intervention services within our agency or outside organizations.
  • Last year, the students with whom we work reported fewer absences, more positive relationships with adults and peers, less conflict at home and at school, more parent involvement and improved rates of homework completion.
  • 98% of our Interweave participants were promoted to the next grade in Fiscal Year 2012.


How Interweave has helped, according to our clients:

  • "I was very happy when I received help with my FAFSA."
  • "I learned how to ask questions if I need to."