The Fund Honors Director Ralph Rydholm

It is with a heavy heart that we share the news that Fund Director Ralph Rydholm passed away on Saturday, May 24, 2014. Ralph was an immensely talented executive and…


Educator Advisory Committee Members Develop Innovative Initiatives

The Fund is committed to our belief that great principals and teachers are the key to creating classrooms and schools that help all children succeed. That is why we created the Educator…


Discover: Using Digital Badges to Connect Learning Opportunities for Students

The Fund invites educators to join its Discover Series events to explore innovative classroom practices, resources and technologies that are already working for schools in Chicago and across the nation….


Chicago City of Learning Webinar: Creating a STEM Pipeline for Youth

Microsoft YouthSpark presents an interactive webinar with Elizabeth Swanson, Fund Director and Deputy for Education in the Office of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Mayor Emanuel recently announced a city-wide strategy…


On the Table 2014

The Chicago Community Trust (CCT) marked its 99th anniversary with a community-wide conversation about our collective future. At On the Table 2014, leaders united to generate new ideas, spark partnerships and shape a public agenda…


The Fund Featured on Fox’s ‘Tipping Point’

How technology is changing the way children learn Posted: May 06, 2014 12:36 PM CST ; Updated: May 07, 2014 11:14 PM CST By Dawn Hasbrouck, Good Day Chicago Co-Anchor…


The Fund Featured in DNAinfo Chicago

Haines Elementary Technology Grant Paves Way for New Approach to Learning By Casey Cora on May 1, 2014 7:53am DNAinfo Chicago CHINATOWN — A neighborhood elementary school is among seven…


Transforming Schools, One Leader at a Time

The Fund’s 2014 Spring Leadership Council Meeting It was inspirational to be surrounded by a room of people with one common vision – a city where schools are transformed, one…