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February 1, 2021 20th Anniversary Blog

Principal Omar Chilous is Continuing to Forge Social Justice High School’s Legacy


This #20thAnniversaryTuesday, The Fund explores the powerful legacy of Social Justice High School located in Little Village, and how Principal Omar Chilous is leading his students to turn passion into action.

“Whether we're talking about our own journey, or whether we're talking about social justice issues, you must keep the power and participate and engage in your own narrative.”  

Meet Chaula Gupta


As the Vice President of The Fund, Chaula Gupta helps drive the organization’s strategic programming and initiatives and directly oversees its external engagement, operations and talent management work.

January 10, 2021 20th Anniversary Blog

Fellow Ezgi Ilhan Maximized Her Professional Opportunities at The Fund


On this #20thAnniversaryTuesday, we profile former Fund Summer Fellow Ezgi Ilhan. Interviewing principals, developing videos and writing annual reports, Ilhan learned professional skills that she carries with her to this day.

“The Fund incrementally works toward a goal of improving education for all Chicago students, and that’s wonderful.”

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