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September 29, 2017 Blog Fund Program

A Personal Touch: Personalized Learning at Lee Elementary

“Lee is the place to be!” says Principal Lisa Epstein. Since becoming principal six years ago, Lisa has worked hard to motivate students by bringing new and innovative teaching models into the classroom. Read more about how Lisa is revitalizing Lee’s culture with personalized learning.

September 15, 2017 Blog Leadership

What We Can Learn from the Cubs (Even if You’re a White Sox Fan)


For the record, The Fund's CEO is a White Sox fan. But when our partners at MB Financial invited her to a breakfast with the Chicago Cubs’ President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein, her curiosity won out over cross-town rivalry. Theo’s focus was leadership – a theme that matters a lot to our team. He shared three ideas that she thought might resonate with you.

August 31, 2017 Blog Community

Resources for Educators in the Wake of Charlottesville


We know that educators are often the adults with whom young people process what they see and experience in the world. In the face of the overt racism and violence this month in Charlottesville, and in light of the sometimes more subtle violence and racism that is prevalent everywhere in America, we wanted to share some resources to help with those conversations.

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