Expertise in education policy, organizational systems, nonprofit management, and teaching and learning
The Fund’s management team proves an integral asset to our success. Combined with our financial capital and our portfolio of program investments, The Fund is building a critical mass of great public schools in Chicago. Our team, comprised of individuals dedicated to this mission, values equity, integrity, and excellence, and we employ collaboration, innovation, and effective leadership to set and reach our goals.
"The possibilities are numerous once we decide to act and not react."
– Gloria E. Anzaldúa
Andrea Aguilera Villalobos
"Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation."
–Robert H. Schuller
Heather Y. Anichini
"What the best and wisest parent wants for his child, that must we want for all children of the community. Anything less is unlovely, and left unchecked, destroys our democracy."
"Education is freedom."
- Paulo Freire
“The function of freedom is to free someone else.”
– Toni Morrison
"Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise; seek what they sought."
"Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness."
– Lucius Annaeus Seneca
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
– Nelson Mandela
“A goal without a plan is just a wish.”
– Antoine De Saint-Exupery
"Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time."
"Be the change you wish to see in the world" - Gandhi
"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards."
– Søren Kierkegaard
"We cannot have government for all the people until we first make certain it is government of and by all the people." - Lyndon B. Johnson
“When I dare to be powerful — to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.”
— Audre Lorde
"You will face many defeats in life, but never let yourself be defeated."
– Maya Angelou
"Education is not preparation for life, education is life itself."
– John Dewey
“I can see the sun, but even if I cannot see the sun, I know that it exists. And to know that the sun is there - that is living.” – Fyodor Dostoevsky
“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.” — Mary Engelbreit