Our Impact

The Fund applies principles of venture capital to accelerate positive change in public education, with a focus on talent and leadership in our schools. The Fund identifies, invests in and scales the best ideas in Chicago and helps attract new ideas to our City. We have made more than 30 seed investments since our launch, and the vast majority of these organizations continue to have a positive, sustainable and growing impact on student achievement in Chicago’s schools.

These organizations and ideas have accelerated City-wide change, measurably contributed to the growing number of great public schools in Chicago, and helped fostered a maturing non-profit sector dedicated to ensuring all of Chicago’s children are successful in learning and life.

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