The Academy for Global Citizenship (AGC) is a Chicago Public Charter School located in the underserved Southwest side of Chicago. They aim to foster systemic change and inspiration in how society educates future generations and are working to produce a replicable model for learning. By placing an emphasis on the holistic growth of children, addressing social, physical, linguistic, emotional, and cultural needs in addition to academic development, AGC respects and embraces the innate curiosity of children, the natural systems of the world, and the responsibility to make positive change.
AGC is collaborating with Cultivate Collective, a nonprofit that has a nature-based environmental education model, to build a new community learning, sustainability, and wellness hub that is to house AGC’s existing public K-8 school (which was previously split under two roofs), an early childhood center, community health care center, three-acre urban farm, neighborhood marketplace, six teaching kitchens, and a range of community wellness programs and activities. The hub will be a holistic center of services for the community, and is on track to be recognized by the International Living Futures Institute as achieving an unparalleled level of environmental sustainability and climate resiliency as the first Living Building Challenge-certified project in the Midwest US. Nature Sacred will work with AGC to integrate a Sacred Place into this campus.