Education

Chicago Public Education Fund

  • CHICAGO, IL
  • http://thefundchicago.org/

Mission Statement

THE CHICAGO PUBLIC EDUCATION FUND IS A NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION INCORPORATED IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS ON JANUARY 29, 1999. THE FUND SEEKS TO ACCELERATE ACHIEVEMENT FOR ALL CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS BY BUILDING TEAMS OF TALENTED PRINCIPALS AND TEACHERS.

Main Programs

  1. The Summer Design Program
  2. Discover Series
Service Areas

Self-reported

Illinois

The Chicago Public Education Fund invests in the educators of the public school system of Chicago to accelerate and improve achievement for Chicago students. Chicago Public Schools is the 3rd largest school district in the U.S., with approximately 400,000 students in more than 600 schools.

ruling year

1999

President and CEO

Self-reported

Heather Y. Anichini

Vice-President

Self-reported

Chaula Gupta

Keywords

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Education, Venture Philanthropy, Chicago

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EIN

36-4279013

 Number

4928823018

Physical Address

200 WEST ADAMS Ste 2150

CHICAGO, 60606-5230

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Management & Technical Assistance (B02)

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?

Overview

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Over 15 years, our investments have trained and supported 25% of current principals and 10% of current teachers, who have helped raise the graduation rate in Chicago's public schools from 47% in 2001 to 69% in 2015, placing thousands more students on a path to success in college and career.
Fund 1 established a new, higher bar of quality for teachers and principals through seed investments in organizations that recruit, train, and support talented leaders for Chicago's public schools. With a new bar established, Fund 2 expanded the number of great educators across Chicago's schools through investments in new certification programs, and pioneered new ways of supporting teachers and principals. With more high-quality educators in the city's schools, Fund 3 focused on Chicago's ability to identify, support, and retain talented educators through investments in aligned teacher, principal, and school evaluation systems.Fund 4 investments will more than double the number of high-performing principals in Chicago's public schools and support these leaders as they transform and accelerate student learning across the city.

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

The Summer Design Program

The Summer Design Program (SDP) is designed to help educators create and implement innovations that transform student learning in their classrooms or schools. Educator teams from public schools across Chicago engage in a series of sessions facilitated by our partner TrueSchool Studio designed to clarify a school-based, student-centered challenge, identify new or known solutions in Chicago and elsewhere, and design a classroom or grade-level innovation. School teams include the principal and two to three teachers.

At the conclusion of the program, teams have the opportunity to earn up to $7,500 and additional support to implement their innovations in the coming school year.

Category

Teacher & Faculty

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Adults

None

Budget

Program 2

Discover Series

Design Studios enable educators to learn and apply collaborative design-thinking to a classroom-specific challenge. In just an hour, participants move from a problem, based on a real student case study, to an actual solution. Educators begin to implement small-scale innovations as soon as the next school day.

Category

Teacher & Faculty

Population(s) Served

None

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Adults

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Illinois

The Chicago Public Education Fund invests in the educators of the public school system of Chicago to accelerate and improve achievement for Chicago students. Chicago Public Schools is the 3rd largest school district in the U.S., with approximately 400,000 students in more than 600 schools.

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Financials

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Chicago Public Education Fund
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Chicago Public Education Fund

Leadership

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President and CEO

Heather Y. Anichini

Vice-President

Chaula Gupta

STATEMENT FROM THE President and CEO

"The Fund’s management team proves an integral asset to our success. Combined with our financial capital and our portfolio of program investments, The Chicago Public Education Fund is building a critical mass of great public schools in Chicago. Our team, comprised of individuals dedicated to this mission, has expertise in education reform, organizational systems, nonprofit management and teaching and learning. Our team values equity, integrity and excellence, and we employ collaboration, innovation and effective leadership to set and reach our goals."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Brian P Simmons

Shorehill Capital LLC

Term: 2007 -

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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