Donate, Partner, Engage

There’s a role for every Chicagoan, every company, every organization and every community to get engaged and feel proud of this city, its schools and its students, and more hopeful than ever for its future.

 

“CPS is a district on the rise, but we won't rest until every child in Chicago has the same access to the world-class opportunities and education this city has to offer.”

— Dr. Janice Jackson

 

“Every day we wake up on a mission to create a brighter future for our students by making each day better, more full of learning, and hope.”

— Stacy Stewart, Principal, Belmont-Cragin

 

“While I learned to code, I learned how to speak. It helped me find my voice. I have skills; I have self-confidence; I cannot wait for the future!”

— Ajax Bachor, Student, Walt Disney Magnet Elementary School

 

"When students see external partners supporting their learning, they better understand the value of education, and the social responsibility shown by these organizations that give back to the community"

— Rita Leary, Ashburn Elementary

Featured Giving

We believe we can help make the city feel smaller through the generosity of its people.

From tennis shoes to technology, books to band instruments, updated classrooms to new student experiences, here’s where you can directly support our students and schools with the things they need most.

Compassion Fund

October 17, 2018

Multicultural Books

October 17, 2018

Classroom Spotlight

October 17, 2018

Winter Coats for Kids

October 17, 2018

Get Involved

Through giving and partnerships, we’re creating new ways for every Chicagoan to engage in the success of our students and schools.

Give In Kind

There is always a need for donated school supplies, musical instruments, sports equipment, classroom furniture, technology, event tickets, and more.

Volunteer

Opportunities for individuals and organizations to lend their time to needed school projects.

Lend Your Talent

Your organization can help prepare our students for college and the workforce through internships, mentorships, guest lectures, and job-shadowing opportunities.

Give through Partners

Thanks to our partners across the city, you can choose from a range of giving opportunities that support our schools and students.

Revitalize Schools

A close partner to CPS, Guaranteed Rate is hosting an ongoing effort for corporations and large groups to support our schools.

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Give In Kind

There is always a need for donated school supplies, musical instruments, sports equipment, classroom furniture, technology, event tickets, and more.

Volunteer

Opportunities for individuals and organizations to lend their time to needed school projects.

Lend Your Talent

Your organization can help prepare our students for college and the workforce through internships, mentorships, guest lectures, and job-shadowing opportunities.

Give With Partners

Thanks to our partners across the city, you can choose from a range of giving opportunities that support our schools and students.

Revitalize Schools

A close partner to CPS, Guaranteed Rate is hosting an ongoing effort for corporations and large groups to support our schools.

Follow Us

Sign up for our newsletter and follow us on social media for news and updates about what’s going on at CPS.

Current District Programs

Our student’s have been nationally recognized for their academic progress, take a look at many ways CPS is working to bolster and enrich their experience.

Success in Career and Life

Student Wellness

Equal Access

Academic Excellence

Parent Engagement

Teacher Leader

644

Schools

361,382

Students

78.3%

Graduation Rate

$1,334,667,296

Scholarship Dollars Earned in 2018

46.6%

STUDENTS GRADUATING WITH EARLY COLLEGE AND CAREER CREDENTIALS IN 2018

Featured Partners

CPS has made great strides but we didn’t get there alone. Here are a few of the many partnerships that contributed to where we are today.

View All Partners

300

Businesses providing work-readiness opportunities for CPS Students

221

Grants and contributions provided in the last year

16,047,988

Dollars raised in the last year

15,500

Corporate volunteer hours contributed in the last year

Recent Updates

I was elated to see so many leaders in the community join us to help the district narrow the opportunity gap for our children. It takes a team to make the dream work, and together we are heading towards an even brighter future. Thank you! #TheBestAreWithCPS @ChiFirstFund

40 years! That's an incredible streak. Thanks for all your support, @CNA_Insurance!

Today, more than 100 philanthropic leaders joined @janicejackson to discuss how we can work together to narrow the opportunity gap for students. Through @ChiFirstFund, we are establishing partnerships to benefit our students in and out of the classroom for years to come.

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