About Us

Every child in Chicago deserves to go to a great public school in their neighborhood. But education in our city is still divided into haves-and have nots, and too many students are denied access to great schools simply because of where they live.

Chicago’s charter public schools bridge that divide, giving students from every neighborhood the opportunity to go to college and succeed there. That’s why parents, students, and community members are joining forces to support great charter public schools in their communities and give these schools the tools they need to succeed.​ By coming together, we can lift up Chicago’s students, neighborhoods, and future – and give every child in our city a path to succeed. Together, we can Elevate Chicago.

We are a growing coalition of students, teachers, parents, families, and the organizations below: The Bloc, Catalyst Schools, CHAMPS Mentoring, Chicago International Charter Schools, Friends of CICS Tennis, the Ideal Candidate, the Illinois Network of Charter Schools, Intrinsic Schools, LEARN Charter School Network, Noble Network of Charter Schools, North Lawndale College Prep High School, Northwestern Settlement, Perspectives Charter Schools, Play Smart Literacy, Rowe Elementary School, UChicago Charter School, Acero Schools, and We All Live Here.

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