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.
"Great schools have strong principals, and Chicago has emerged as a national leader in urban education because of our focus on placing a high-quality principal in every school across the city."
“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.”
Fund Completes Fifth Annual Principal Engagement Survey
We are delighted to announce that over 80% of Chicago principals participated in The Fund's annual Principal Engagement Survey! This is the only citywide survey of all principals - charter and CPS. We look forward to sharing the survey results later this fall.Check out the 2017 results here!
Principal Stacy Stewart shares how The Fund's Summer Design Program transformed teaching and learning at Belmont Cragin Elementary School. Major thanks to the CME Group Foundation and Director Kassie Davis for their support creating this video.Learn More
The Fund's CEO Heather Y. Anichini discussed the importance of principals in Chicago's growth at the Center for American Progress in Washington, DC.Learn More