Strategic Learning Initiatives

Amount: $270,000

Fund: 1

2002-2004

http://www.strategiclearning.org

Strategic Learning Initiatives (SLI) is a Chicago-based nonprofit organization working with schools serving low-income families in Chicago, the state of Illinois, and Los Angeles. SLI has worked in more than 65 CPS schools over the past 20 years. SLI supports the implementation of whole-school transformation strategies, engaging teachers, principals, and parents and community members to create a strong learning community.

Impact

  • Third-party evaluation of an SLI program over 2006-08 found that participating schools achieved significantly increased reading proficiency relative to comparable schools.
  • The report can be viewed here.