Tailored, opt-in professional development for school leaders
Great leadership is critical to student success.
In collaboration with the Chicago Public Schools Department of Principal Quality (DPQ), The Fund invests in innovative programming that transforms teaching and learning for school leaders and their teams. Ultimately, we strive to provide strong leadership support to every Chicago public school student through our programs.
Through fully scaled programs and emerging pilots, we aim to serve leaders of all types of schools in every neighborhood in the city and at every stage in their careers. We recognize that leaders serving in schools and communities most harmed by historical and current disinvestment require more. In the interest of serving those leaders first, our program model is flexible and adapts based on cohort and leader needs.
Participants in our programs lead 245 district and charter-operated schools. Over half of our participants are leaders of color, with 35.1% and 26.7% identifying as Black and Latino/a/x.
Exploring the 2023-24 Fund Program Map
As part of our 2023-24 program suite, we are working with 378 school leaders across Chicago — including principals, principal supervisors, assistant principals, and aspiring leaders —who support more than 139,000 students across Chicago. Select the program(s) to see all the corresponding participants. You can filter by educator role, school type, and network. Hovering over the individual dots provides more information about the program participant and their school. You may revert to the full data set by clicking the circle arrow above the header text.
Note: If multiple participants are from the same school, their dots are adjusted so that they do not overlap.
Note: NPI Mentor Principals can be added at any time throughout the school year.
Summer Design Program
The Fund’s flagship program provides school teams the space, time, and resources to design innovative solutions to some of their most pressing challenges.
Professional Learning Communities
These principal-led learning groups give school leaders access to their peers’ innovative practices with an eye toward improving student outcomes citywide.
The Chicago Principals Fellowship and Cahn Fellows Program provide strong principals the opportunity to learn, grow, and develop their executive leadership skills.
Programs for Assistant Principals
The Fund offers three programs to support assistant and aspiring principals as they develop skills to lead Cicago’s public schools.
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