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Since 2002, nearly 40 percent of Chicago’s principals and 10 percent of the city’s teachers have directly benefited from a Fund-related program. Over that same period, talented principals have led educators to narrow the achievement gap between Chicago’s elementary school students and their Illinois peers from 22 percent to six percent. What’s more, they helped raise graduation rates from 47 percent to 74.5 percent and increased performance on the ACT by 1.7 points. The growing number of strong educators in our schools means tens of thousands of our students are better prepared for success in our global economy.

We invite you to learn more about our specific grants by clicking on any link below.

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Academy for Urban School Leadership
  • Amount: $540,000
  • Fund: 1, 2,
  • Focus Area: System,
  • Year: 2003-06

New Leaders
  • Amount: $790,000
  • Fund: 1, 2,
  • Focus Area: System,
  • Year: 2001-05

The Fund made the seed investment in the New Leaders program, which recruits,(...)

Teach For America
  • Amount: $610,250
  • Fund: 1, 2,
  • Focus Area: System,
  • Year: 2000-08

The Fund made the lead investment to bring TFA to Chicago and holds(...)

TNTP/Chicago Teaching Fellows
  • Amount: $100,000
  • Fund: 2,
  • Focus Area: System,
  • Year: 2006-07

The Fund, in partnership with the Joyce Foundation, made a seed investment in(...)

UIC Center for Urban School Leadership Program
  • Amount: $750,000
  • Fund: 1, 2,
  • Focus Area: System,
  • Year: 2003-08

The Fund made the seed investment in UIC’s program beginning in 2003. The(...)

Teacher and Principal Evaluation
  • Amount: $195,000 (and staff time)
  • Fund: 3, 4,
  • Focus Area: System,
  • Year: 2010

Beginning in 2010, Fund staff and directors worked closely with CPS leaders to(...)

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