• Challenge: NEARLY 50% OF
    CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOL
    FRESHMEN DROP OUT FROM
    HIGH SCHOOL
    response: PROVIDING STRONG SCHOOLS FOR
    ALL STUDENTS TO GRADUATE ABLE TO
    SUCCEED IN COLLEGE
    EDUCATION | PROMISING SCHOOLS | learn charter school
  • Challenge: Shortage of highly
    trained educators puts
    students at risk for failure
    response: recruiting and training strong
    educators to improve student performance
    EDUCATION | EDUCATOR & LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS | new leaders for new schools
  • Challenge: Students and
    families need support to
    navigate the education
    system
    response: empowering students and
    communities to achieve in school and life
    EDUCATION | HOLISTIC SUPPORTS | one goal

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Fall 2014


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Education

We invest in promising schools, effective educators and leaders and holistic supports for families to prepare all Chicago students to succeed in college or other post-secondary opportunities

We believe in supporting excellent teaching and learning in classrooms to allow all students to perform at high standards and graduate from high school prepared for success in college or other post-secondary opportunities. With budget shortfalls, Chicago Public Schools has the shortest school day and year in the country, as well as understaffed schools and under-supported teachers. The crisis has contributed to nearly 50% high school dropout rates and just 6% college graduation rates. Our portfolio supports  systemic change through direct service and capacity building grants, replications of best practices, innovative grants and research grants.

Education portfolios include: