CHICAGO – State Rep. Aaron Ortiz, D-Chicago, is inviting local families to kick off a new school year with a variety of free services and resources at his ‘Back to School Bash’ on Tuesday, August 13 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Thomas Kelly College Prep, located at 4136 S. California Ave in Chicago.

“As a former school counselor, I know first-hand the difficulties many families in my neighborhood face when it comes to preparing their kids for a new school year,” Ortiz said “I’m grateful to all of the community partners that worked with us to ensure neighborhood students have the tools and confidence they need to succeed.”  

Ortiz is partnering with Reps. Celina Villanueva, D-Chicago, and Theresa Mah, D-Chicago, Cook County Commissioner Alma Anaya and local service providers to offer local families a fun experience as they prepare their kids for a new school years. Children will be able to enjoy music, food, and games while receiving free school supplies, physicals and haircuts. School essentials will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.

“Improving our local schools is a top priority for me, which is why I fought to provide them an additional $375 million in funding and demanded an elected Chicago School Board,” Ortiz added. “I look forward to meeting neighborhood families at our event and encourage them to get in touch with my office if they’re ever in need of assistance.”

For more information, please contact Ortiz’s full-time constituent service office by calling 773-236-0117 or emailing

Rep. Aaron OrtizRep. Aaron Ortiz

1st District

Springfield Office:
258-W Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-1117

District Office:
4374 S. Archer
Chicago, IL  60632