Partnership at Shoesmith School

Shoesmith is the public elementary school right across Kenwood Park from St. Paul & the Redeemer. SPR and Shoesmith have done many projects together over the years to support the important learning and growth that happens there. 

Every Lent, we raise money for Shoesmith's choir program. The Chicago Public Schools budget does not allow for a robust arts program, and so Shoesmith has contracted with the Chicago Children’s Choir to run its choir program. The people of SPR has been able to pay for the whole program for the past several years.

The children of Shoesmith also give back to the ministries of SPR: their choir sings once a year on a Sunday and they have provided art shows for our Chapel and donations of canned goods to our Food Pantry.

If you're interested in getting involved at Shoesmith, contact Carolyn Pereira: