Note: this is part of a series of posts in our Connect Chicago program where we describe in detail digital skills learning environments throughout the city.
Christ The King Jesuit College Preparatory School at 5088 W. Jackson Blvd Chicago IL 60644 is a Catholic Jesuit secondary school using the Cristo Rey model to serve young men and women from the Austin neighborhood and surrounding communities of Chicago’s West Side.
The building, opened in 2010, is impressive— full of light, well laid-out, and in pristine condition.
Sessions are held in room 105, right at the entrance. It’s named after Steven Biko:
Each of the youth has their own laptop, provided by Smart Chicago through funds from Get IN Chicago.
There’s a great enclosed, outdoor space for busting out.
Christ the King was a great location for Youth-Led Tech in Austin. Bonus: here’s a video I made of my recent visit: