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.”
The Fund's Programs Reach More Principals Than Ever
We offer leadership development opportunities for principals in every type of public school, all across the city. See for yourself just how far our program reach has spread.Explore The Map
Principal Alene Mason leads Scott Joplin Elementary School in Auburn Gresham and is a 2018 Cahn Fellow. See why she loves being a principal.Learn More
Principal Stacy Stewart shares how The Fund's Summer Design Program transformed teaching and learning at Belmont Cragin Elementary School.Learn More