Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking

The Chicago Scholars Foundation

  • Chicago, IL
  • http://www.ChicagoScholars.org

Mission Statement

We uniquely select, train, and mentor academically ambitious students from under-resourced communities to complete college and become the next generation of leaders who will transform their neighborhoods and our city.

Main Programs

  1. Chicago Scholars
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Our students come from almost every high school in the city of Chicago. These student then continue their education at colleges and universities across the United States.

ruling year

1997

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Dominique Jordan Turner

Co Principal Officer

Self-reported

Timothy R. Schwertfeger

Keywords

Self-reported

Mentoring, Mentor, Community, College, University, Chicago Scholars, Scholarship Chicago, Students,Seniors,Funding,Resources,Leadership, Internships

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EIN

36-4117530

 Number

1710910756

Also Known As

Chicago Scholars

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (T12)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

Secondary/High School (B25)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Chicago Scholars

Chicago Scholars provides mentoring and college access to selected rising high school seniors in almost every high school in Chicago. Each of the Chicago Scholars are students that have overcome obstacles to achieve success through education. Scholars are supported through best-practices programming, including essay and college application workshops, financial aid sessions, internships opportunities, interviewing and resume advice, college
readiness programs, special events, and others.
The organization also maintains a comprehensive web site at www.ChicagoScholars.org to connect Chicago Scholars, all college-bound students, and the mentors who work with them to college readiness, college help, and career readiness.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Our students come from almost every high school in the city of Chicago. These student then continue their education at colleges and universities across the United States.

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Financials

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THE CHICAGO SCHOLARS FOUNDATION
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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The Chicago Scholars Foundation

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Dominique Jordan Turner

Co Principal Officer

Timothy R. Schwertfeger

BIO

Dominique Jordan Turner is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Chicago Scholars Foundation, an organization whose mission is to provide talented, academically ambitious, and underserved high school students access and success through college and beyond. Over the past twenty years, over 80% of Chicago Scholars have graduated from college within 6 years. Prior to joining Chicago Scholars, Dominique served as the Posse Foundation’s Chicago Director. She was the Regional Director of Network Growth for the KIPP Foundation, where she managed the Smart Growth process across the network. Dominique began her career as a management consultant at Deloitte, where she focused on process reengineering and customer relationship management. Additionally, Dominique was a Peace Corps volunteer in the Republic of Panama. She is fluent in Spanish and holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Clark Atlanta University and a M.B.A. from Marquette University. She has been selected for several prestigious leadership programs including IMPACT through Chicago Urban League and University of Chicago, the Trinity Fellowship in Urban Leadership, New York University’s Lead the Way Fellowship and the Broad Residency in Urban Education. Personally, Dominique is passionate about public speaking, blogging, zumba, and spending quality time with her family.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Kathryn J. Thomas

Deloitte

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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