Chicago is one of the best cities in the nation for strong principals. Chicago principals have more control over budget, curriculum and staffing decisions than their peers across Illinois and in other major cities. With The Fund's continued investment in principal leadership, we will increase the number of strong principals in Chicago, while ensuring more students are in a school with a strong leader.Fund 5
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
20 Years of Funding
How we make an impact
Our vision is to give all of Chicago's students access to strong, stable school leadership. We improve schools by creating systems that support strong leaders at every stage of their careers and that create pathways to innovation.