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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.

70%
of Chicago public schools served by Fund investments
550
Average number of students impacted by one Chicago principal
$95M
Invested by The Fund to improve Chicago's public schools

"Behind every strong school is a strong principal with a pulse in the community. The Fund’s critical efforts have helped define Chicago Public Schools as a national leader in urban education by providing unparalleled opportunities and resources for principal leadership
development and collaboration."

Chicago Public Schools
Dr. Janice K. Jackson, Chief Executive Officer

“Five years ago, The Fund put the issue of school leadership at the center of the conversation in Chicago. We know that students with stronger principals learn more. We need The Fund to continue to focus on making sure every student in every school has the principal they deserve.”

UChicago Consortium on School Research
Penny Bender Sebring, Co-Founder

Invest in Chicago's Principals

Principals have an out-sized impact on their schools and communities. Any amount can make a difference.

Support Our Work

We aim to serve more than 600 principals and 360,000 students by 2023, with an emphasis on the schools that most need support.

Celebrate School Leaders

This October, school communities, city officials and corporate leaders will join together to lift up the great work of principals and their APs.