Investing in innovative education leaders, who co-create cultures of equity and excellence.
A $50 million campaign to support Chicago’s strongest aspiring, developing, and veteran principals in their work with more than 600 school communities citywide.
OF CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS SERVED BY FUND INVESTMENTS
AVERAGE NUMBER OF STUDENTS IMPACTED BY ONE CHICAGO PRINCIPAL
INVESTED BY THE FUND TO IMPROVE CHICAGO’S PUBLIC SCHOOLS
2023-24 Program Summary
Our 2023 Principal Engagement Survey revealed that most of Chicago’s school leaders want more time to focus on curriculum and instructional leadership. In response, The Fund adapted our 2023-24 programs. We shifted program objectives, introduced new incentives to increase engagement and learning, and launched pilots in schools most affected by COVID-19.
Our 2023-24 Program Summary shows how our program offerings and partnerships are empowering 378 of Chicago’s aspiring principals, principals, and principal supervisors, and our interactive 2023-24 Program Map highlights who we are serving.
We invest in data-driven strategies that increase the number of strong leaders in Chicago’s public schools. Our program, policy, and partnership efforts are designed to meet leaders where they are, to accelerate their growth, and to enable their retention
The Fund is committed to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in all our work. We are a trusted partner of Chicago’s district, charter, philanthropic, and civic communities.