I had some doubts about this series initially thinking it would be too sappy or something along those lines. I was wrong… Looking forward to seeing more of these. The first explores Chicago’s Wendell Phillips Academy.
Here is some info on the first episode:

Three years after embarking on a school-wide turnaround, Phillips now boasts one of Chicago Public Schools’ best football teams. The formerly failing school, located in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side, prepared to face Evergreen Park.