What We Do
The Fund believes that solutions to the challenges in public schools exist. We devote time, leverage data and invest in programs and initiatives that enable Chicago to attract, support and keep strong principals.
“The Fund has provided me with the resources and relationships necessary to make my student-centered vision for teaching and learning a reality, leading to positive gains in academic outcomes and school culture. There is no greater champion for principal leadership and student success in Chicago than The Fund.”
“CME Group Foundation believes quality education is vital to economic stability and growth. We invest in The Fund, a long-time leader in improving Chicago’s public schools, because we believe quality principals matter for student success.”
Announcing our Next Phase
In fall 2017, The Fund launched fundraising efforts for our next phase of work: a $26.5 million effort to build the systems required to make principal quality an enduring aspect of Chicago’s school improvement strategy, serving more than 600 principals and 380,000 students by 2023, with an emphasis on our most vulnerable schools. Learn more and join our efforts today!Get Involved
Our 2017 Progress Report is an interactive analysis that profiles Chicago’s public school principals, with an emphasis on new principals. The report allows you to easily explore demographics of principals; principal history and engagement in Fund programs; plus school demographics, governance, enrollment and performance.Learn More
Chicago's students are leading the nation in academic growth, learning six years of content in just five years! So what is driving these gains and how can we accelerate them in the years ahead? The Fund's CEO Heather Y. Anichini sat down with Comcast Newsmakers to highlight the critical role of strong school leadership. Watch the segment.Learn More