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Posted June 8, 2021

The vision for North Chicago’s only middle school is becoming a reality. See how students & community members are shaping the New Neal Math & Science Academy through AbbVie’s $40 million donation:





Posted June 2, 2021

All interested job seekers invited!

Please join North Chicago School District 187, IFF and baso, as well as JGMA Architects, Gilbane Building Company/Bowa Construction and Blackwood Group, for a Workforce Outreach Job Fair for the Neal Math and Science Academy Redevelopment Project to learn more about employment opportunities! Contractors will be present to meet with individuals interested in working on this project. Information regarding potential apprenticeship programs will also be available. Due to current CDC guidelines, please plan to arrive during the selected time slot upon registration to allow for social distancing and safe interactions.

Date: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Time: 3PM-5PM

Location:

Neal Math & Science Academy (Parking Lot at the corner of Argonne Drive and Kristan Avenue)

1905 Argonne Drive

North Chicago, IL 60064

 

Please register and learn more here.

Have questions? Please contact Ashley-Lauren McLean, Marketing and Communications Director with Bowa Construction at amclean@thebowagroup.com or 312-238-9899 .

Para más información en español, favor de contactar Ashley-Lauren McLean.

Job Fair – English

Job Fair – Polish

Job Fair – Spanish

Posted May 19, 2021

On May 6th, a small group of North Chicago partners and stakeholders were able to attend a COVID-safe groundbreaking event. We were grateful to be able to celebrate such a powerful project and to elevate the voices of our very own NMSA students who have been integral partners in the Community Advisory Committee (CAC) throughout this project. While we know we have lots of hard work ahead, we were excited to take the time to celebrate this project with the North Chicago community. Patience Cager, a NMSA 8th grader, said it best during her speech, “I believe the new Neal will show that we can do BIG things in our community and we care about our school and our entire community.”  We are excited to continue to support the big things happening in North Chicago!

 

North Chicago Stakeholders

 

Community Advisory Council

 

Patience Cager, NMSA 8th grader

Posted March 31, 2021

Learn more about employment opportunities, including an opportunity to work on the new Neal Math & Science Academy redevelopment project in North Chicago. Contractors will be present to meet individuals interested in working on new Neal. Information regarding apprenticeship programs will also be available.

Wednesday, April 14 2021 10AM

For more information and registration:

Job Fair Flyer – English

Job Fair Flyer – Spanish

Job Fair Flyer – Polish

Posted March 26, 2021

Please join North Chicago School District 187, IFF, as well as JGMA Architects, Gilbane Building Company/Bowa Construction and Blackwood Group, at the third construction/job opportunities fair for the Neal Math and Science Academy Redevelopment Project. This is the continuation of meetings in a series that are for those in the construction field interested in getting engaged in the project.

This session will discuss in detail Bid Release 3 which will consists of the following scopes of work:

The fair will be held on March 30, 2021 from 11AM-12PM CST. Click here to register. 

March Job Fair – Spanish

March Job Fair – English

March Job Fair – Polish

Posted March 17, 2021

After months of design, community engagement, and preparation, construction got started at Neal Math and Science Academy! The team has started “mobilization”, which is the important phase of construction that includes getting the site ready to begin digging and building.

What Can You Expect?

About the Construction Schedule

About the Construction Site

For More Information

These signs help the school community navigate the site safely:

Stay tuned for more updates as construction progresses.

Posted January 11, 2021

Please join North Chicago School District 187, IFF, as well as JGMA Architects, Gilbane Building Company/Bowa Construction and Blackwood Group, at the second construction/job opportunities fair for the Neal Math and Science Academy Redevelopment Project. This is the continuation of meetings in a series that are for those in the construction field interested in getting engaged in the project. While this will be the last major meeting for information to get involved in bidding on the project, we do expect additional opportunities for engagement including workforce development programs as the project evolves.

The fair will be held on February 2, 2021 10AM-12PM. Register here

February Job Fair – Spanish

February Job Fair – English

February Job Fair – Polish

 

Posted November 30, 2020

Please join North Chicago School District 187, IFF, as well as JGMA Architects, Gilbane Building Company/Bowa Construction and Blackwood Group, at a construction/job opportunities fair for the Neal Math and Science Academy Redevelopment Project. The fair will be held on December 15, 2020 from 11AM-1PM with additional registration information coming soon.

Register here.

Please select a link to learn more:

Job Fair Flyer – Spanish

Job Fair Flyer – English

Posted November 7, 2020

The New Neal redevelopment team has some exciting news to share! We want to let everyone in the community know that we are moving along well with the project and this week, in partnership with AbbVie, we have released important updates on the exterior of the building as well as project schedule.  Please see the links below for a preview to the new building as well as the design and construction timeline.

New Neal Building Rendering

New Neal Timeline

Posted September 28, 2020

We hope that everyone is having a good start to the school year, even as we continue to adjust to the new way of living our lives given COVID. The New Neal development project timeline and regular meetings with the FAC and CAC have had to change due to the COVID crisis, but the planning and design work have continued.

Superintendent John Price and IFF recognize that this has been a complex process, and one of the principles from the beginning has been to provide the opportunity for engagement and input from as many people as possible. As the African proverb says, if you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together. We plan to go far, and we plan to go together. The COVID crisis has made this collaboration more difficult, and this in turn has delayed our progress. We are working on a new updated schedule and will share that with you as soon as possible.

Over the past couple months the team has continued to make a lot of progress. While we were not able to break ground this summer as we had hoped, the team has still performed many crucial predevelopment activities on the site. These include structural engineering studies, asbestos remediation, soil testing, utility coordination, and engagement with teachers and staff around furniture and space needs. We have also held project update meetings with the FAC and CAC over the summer and will resume regular meetings with these groups in October. The feedback from both advisory committees has been determinative of many aspects of the project and we are incredibly grateful for the input to-date and look forward to a continued collaborative process.

We are excited about where the project is right now, and the direction that we are headed. Stay tuned to further updates on this web page and happy fall!