Chicago, IL – March 19, 2018
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today joined Alderman Walter Burnett, Jr., Alderman Proco Joe Moreno, Representative Luis Gutierrez, CPS CEO Dr. Janice Jackson and Jose Lopez to cut the ribbon on new athletic facility Wells Community Academy High School. The field will support school sports, as well as recreational programming for the entire community.
“Over 1 million was contributed to Wells Community Academy High School Soccer Field from the West Town Impact Fund. 27th Ward Developers paid into that fund from various projects taking place in the 27th Ward.” Although Wells Community Academy High School is not located in the 27th Ward, Alumni Alderman Burnett, Jr. did not hesitate in making this contribution on behalf of the 27th Ward students who attend and will be utilizing the facility at Wells High School.
Wells Community Academy High School is now home to a competition-size synthetic turf soccer field and baseball field. Additional funding supported parking lot improvements, chain link fencing and a netted nylon ball stopper system. The $3.3 million investment was funded by CPS and OSIF, and supported by the Department of Planning and Development.