PBC To Renovate Head Start Centers

Jack Beary, 312-744-9277

The Public Building Commission of Chicago (PBC) approved plans to renovate 11 Head Start centers in a $1.3 million improvement effort aimed at the places where the city’s youngest learners begin their education.

Under a contract approved Tuesday, October 1, by the PBC Board, G.F. Structures Corp. will carry out the renovations on behalf of the city’s Department of Humans Services, officials said. The work will include heating, air conditioning and electrical system upgrades, as well as interior room alterations.

The Chicago Public Schools, community centers and private homes have a total of more than 17,000 Head Start spaces, including 1,000 new spaces that were created in the public schools this year, officials said. The school year started last month opened with 1,400 Head Start openings in community centers around the city. Head Start renovation sites are:

  • Hull House Association
    1020 W. Bryn Mawr
  • Salvation Army
    4800 N. Marine Dr.
  • Howard Area
    7638 N. Paulina
  • Christopher House
    2507 N. Greenview
  • St. Matthew
    1000 N. Orleans
  • St. Augustine College
    3401 W. McLean
  • Lutheran Social Services
    1500 N. Mason
  • Onward House
    600 N. Leavitt
  • First Church
    2141 W. 79th St.
  • Chicago Youth Centers
    461 E. 111th St.
  • All Nations Development
    8435 S. Stony Island