By Meena Alagappan   ​I am delighted to share the exciting news that HEART is the recipient of the 2018 Excellence in Humane Education Award, which recognizes the outstanding commitment and achievements of our entire team in advancing humane education in innovative and extraordinary ways. The Award was announced on September 5,

On August 13th HEART received the Al Ward Spirit of Giving Award and participated in a panel discussion on improving school culture at this year’s Communities In Schools of Chicago’s Institute Day. Every year, Communities in Schools of Chicago recognizes one individual or organization that consistently goes beyond expectations to


After learning about the plight of dogs in puppy mills, eighth grade HEART students at Courtenay Language Arts Center in Chicago decided they wanted to take action to help. The students organized the school’s very first Puppy Mill Awareness week, helping to educate all of their classmates about the issue