KOCO led a 34-day hunger strike in 2015 which drew national attention and showcased community determination, forcing officials to reverse their closure plans.

Widespread media coverage in Chicago and nationally (including a New York Times video short) galvanized others around our actions. KOCO also gained evidence that an affluent North Side school was being expanded while Dyett was to be closed. KOCO confronted city officials with the evidence and stood up for our community.

A groundswell of support poured in and CPS ultimately reversed course. Today, Dyett remains a beacon of education for our students and community.


Get Involved


Contact Us

4242 S Cottage Grove Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60653

Hours: Weekdays, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Privacy Preference Center