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Embracing Culture and Empowering Students: One School’s Recipe for Success

Dixon Elementary, a Chicago Public School led by Principal Terrycita Perry, was recognized as one of only two Chicago public schools to receive a perfect School Quality Rating Policy score. We are humbled to know, learn from and work with Principal Perry, and wanted to take this opportunity to offer our heartfelt congratulations on this incredible accomplishment and to share more about the work she's done to achieve these results.

October 6, 2017 Blog Leadership Policy

Building Leaders


In five years, Darwin Elementary School has gone from being on probation, to winning awards for excellent Social-Emotional Learning curriculum. Read about how Principal Mauricio Segovia transformed this school by transforming the mindset of everyone in it.

September 15, 2017 Blog Leadership

What We Can Learn from the Cubs (Even if You’re a White Sox Fan)


For the record, The Fund's CEO is a White Sox fan. But when our partners at MB Financial invited her to a breakfast with the Chicago Cubs’ President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein, her curiosity won out over cross-town rivalry. Theo’s focus was leadership – a theme that matters a lot to our team. He shared three ideas that she thought might resonate with you.

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