English Teacher Wanted for 2019-2020 School Year

Latino Youth High School (LYHS) seeks to challenge students with rigorous academics and relentless support so that they can recast themselves as resilient, empowered adults who will succeed in high school, college, and beyond. We’re looking for a teacher who believes that ALL students can learn and who has the skills and mindset to make it happen!

Latino Youth High School offers Chicago area students a second chance to obtain a high school diploma. Our charter school incorporates a student-centered approach emphasizing individualized instruction coupled with additional support services such as parenting groups for young mothers, counseling, and leadership development. LYHS provides a safe and respectful environment for young persons who have not found success in larger, more traditional schools. LYHS is a campus of the Youth Connection Charter School (YCCS) with additional funding and services provided by the Alternative Schools Network (ASN).

Overview: Latino Youth High School (LYHS) seeks a rock star English teacher to join our team of educators. Must hold an active Illinois professional educators license (PEL) with an endorsement in English Language Arts and the belief that ALL students can learn!

Duties may include but are not limited to:

• Create engaging lessons to implement Common Core State Standards
• Create weekly lesson plans based on the curriculum that provide the appropriate modifications and accommodations to meet the needs of all students.
• Design and implement assessments that measure progress towards academic standards.
• Communicate effectively with students, families, and colleagues; and participate in staff orientation and training.
• Experienced and knowledge of project-based learning
• Connects daily objectives to real-world issues in order to develop the students’ critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Education: At least a Bachelor’s degree, a current Illinois professional educators license (PEL) and an endorsement in English Language Arts (Type 09). ESL endorsement a plus!

Contact: Please send your resume to human.resources@pilsenwellnesscenter.org and jhurlburt@lyhs.org.

Visitation and Funeral Service for Marlen

Mount Auburn Funeral Home
4101 South Oak Park Ave
Stickney, IL 60402
(708) 749-2033

May 23 – Visitation 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
May 24 – Visitation 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
May 25 – Funeral 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (Chapel service at 11:00 a.m.)

Website: Schedule and Service

To the Family and Friends of Marlen

On behalf of the administration, faculty, and students of Latino Youth High School, I wish to express our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Marlen Ochoa-Lopez. 

The tragic circumstances of her senseless death only increase our present sorrow. Marlen will be remembered as a sweet, beautiful, and hardworking young woman who strove to make a better life for herself and her family. 

As a community, we must gather together to mourn her loss and celebrate the precious impact her life had on both students and faculty alike. As the LYHS community grieves her passing, the shared and happy memories of her time spent at school offer some consolation.

Grief counselors will be available at the school throughout the week to help students, parents, and friends dealing with this heartbreaking loss. 

Please keep Marlen and her family in your thoughts and prayers.


James J. Hurlburt
Director of Education
Latino Youth High School

Classes tomorrow, May 6th!

Classes resume tomorrow, May 6th! We are open!!!

Las clases se reanudan mañana, 6 de mayo! ¡¡¡Estamos abiertos!!!

Strike Update

Strike Update: Unfortunately, we have been unable to reach an agreement with the Chicago Teachers Union regarding their salary demands. We are continuing the negotiations and have asked a federal mediator to come to our Sunday meeting in hopes we can find a path to move forward. If you are interested in what federal mediators do please click on the link below for more details. Updates will be posted here and on our school’s website as new information becomes available.

Actualización de la huelga: desafortunadamente, no hemos podido llegar a un acuerdo con el Chicago Teachers Union con respecto a sus demandas salariales. Continuamos las negociaciones y hemos pedido a un mediador federal que venga a nuestra reunión del domingo con la esperanza de que podamos encontrar un camino para avanzar. Si está interesado en lo que hacen los mediadores federales, haga clic en el siguiente enlace para obtener más detalles. Las actualizaciones se publicarán aquí y en el sitio web de nuestra escuela a medida que haya nueva información disponible.

Website: Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service

Strike Continues – No Classes Friday

Sadly, the strike will continue. Classes are canceled for tomorrow, Friday, May 3rd. The building will be open for any student who needs a safe place to stay, breakfast and lunch service will be provided. We hope that classes will resume, Monday, May 6th. Please continue to check our Facebook page or website for further updates.

Lamentablemente, la huelga continuará. Las clases se cancelan para mañana, viernes 3 de mayo. El edificio estará abierto para cualquier estudiante que necesite un lugar seguro donde quedarse, se proporcionará servicio de desayuno y almuerzo. Esperamos que las clases se reanuden, el lunes 6 de mayo. Por favor continúe revisando nuestra página de Facebook o sitio web para más actualizaciones

Classes Canceled May 2nd

To the families, students and friends of Latino Youth High School, it is with a sad heart that I must tell you that the Chicago Teachers Union has authorized our teachers to go on strike tomorrow, May 2nd.  There will be no classes May 2nd. However, we will keep the building open for any student who needs breakfast and lunch service, a safe place to stay, or who wishes to continue mental health services with our on-site therapist. Please check our website or Facebook page for any updates. We hope classes will resume shortly and will let you know as soon as possible. Keep strong and keep safe!

Estimados familia, estudiantes, y compañeros de Latino Youth High School, es con mucha lastima que el Union de Maestros de Chicago a autorizado una huelga mañana 2do de Mayo. Mañana, 2do de Mayo no habra clases. Sin embargo, mantendremos el edificio abierto para los estudiantes que deseen el desayuno o el servicio de almuerzo, un lugar seguro, o para servicios de salud mental con nuestros/as terapistas. Por favor, consulta nuestra página web o Facebook para cualquier actualización. Esperamos que las clases se reanuden en breve, y los dejaremos saber lo mas pronto posible. Mantegan fuerte y seguro!

Letter to Families and Friends of LYHS: English/Spanish

Frequently Asked Questions: English/Spanish

Where Can I Find More Information?: English/Spanish

Missing student! Please read!

One of our students, Marlen Ochoa-Uriostegui, left school Tuesday afternoon and has not been seen since. Marlen is 5.3 ft tall, 125 pounds, and nine months pregnant. She was last seen wearing a gray sweater and sweatpants along with a maroon top with the Latino Youth High School logo on it.

She may be driving a black Honda Civic with a license plate of AW27865.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Area South Special Victims Unit at 312-747-8274.

Parent Survey

If you currently have a child at Latino Youth High School we would greatly appreciate it if you would take a few minutes to fill out the following survey. The annual My Voice My School Parent survey is an incredible opportunity for parents’ important perspective to be heard. We appreciate all parents who take a few moments to participate in the My Voice My School Parent survey. Please select YCCS – Latino Youth when asked to choose your child’s school.

Link: 2019 My Voice, My School Parent survey

2019 Spring Parent Empowerment Expo

This is not your ordinary resource fair, the Office of Diverse Learner Supports & Services (ODLSS) has planned a day full of great information and entertainment for families with diverse learners attending Chicago Public Schools! Register here!