The Wednesday Journal covered the launch of OPEF’s Spoken Word program:

“At Peter Traczyk’s funeral, Dan Greenstone remembered his neighbor and friend as a man who ‘studied people,’ who ‘used his grace and wit to find a way in, a way to connect.’

Nearly a year after Traczyk’s untimely death, the former Oak Park District 97 board member and community leader is still connecting people.

The first grant from the Oak Park Education Foundation’s Peter Traczyk Innovation Fund has launched a Spoken Word poetry writing and performance program for all seventh graders in District 97. The grant has created part-time poets-in-residence at both Gwendolyn Brooks and Percy Julian middle schools.” … Read more.