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Jennifer Hudson Elementary? Star Asked to Help Stop Yale's Closure

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Singer Jennifer Hudson performs at the 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 18, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Singer Jennifer Hudson performs at the 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 18, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Story by Wendell Hutson, courtesy DNAinfo Chicago:

ENGLEWOOD — A South Side nonprofit fighting to keep Elihu Yale Elementary School open has proposed naming the school after Yale alumna and actress Jennifer Hudson — and has asked the Oscar winner to help in the fight to save the school.

Yvette Moyo, executive director of Real Men Charities, said the group sent a letter last week to Hudson's publicity firm, WKT Public Relations in Los Angeles.

Hudson "attended Yale, and her family home is around the corner from the school, so it would be a shame if she stood by and did nothing," Moyo said. "I know Jennifer cares about the community where she came from, and we are hoping she has the time and interest in saving this school."

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