Circle Foundation

Chicago, IL   |  www.circlefound.org

Mission

Our mission is to establish an instution that innovatively inspires, motivates and empowers people to develop and realize their highest aspirations.

 

Our vision is to become an agency of change that encourages, promotes and supports high intelligence, harmonious social interation, personal fulfillment and humanitarian advancement.

Ruling year info

2010

Principal Officer

Mr. LaShaun Jackson

Co Principal Officer

Mr. Omar Moore

Main address

1448 E. 52nd St Unit 360

Chicago, IL 60615

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EIN

26-4526707

NTEE code info

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Employment Procurement Assistance and Job Training (J20)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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Innovations High School

CIRCLE Foundation owns and operates Innovations High School (IHS); which is a Campus of Youth Connection Charter School (YCCS). Innovations High School (IHS) accommodates an annual population of over 170 students. IHS offers a 22-credit high school curriculum in a small school setting for students 17-21 years of age, who have experienced challenges in other schools, which lead them to being at-risk of failure or dropping out. Our school is designed to refocus students on academics and push them to excel and strive for the highest standards. A strong component of the IHS culture is leadership and character building. To this end, we provide all students with mentors to assist them with self-concept and decision making as they mature into young adults.

Population(s) Served

The YS3 Program is a comprehensive program that provides educational, social service and work-related services in order to provide the necessary social and educational skills that out-of-school youth will need to earn a high school diploma and transition to employment, college, or further skills training (vocational training).

In order to build the employability and social and academic skills of the DCFS youth, the program includes am individualized, self-paced computer learning system, and a mentor who works closely with the students to support employment and college readiness, personal discipline and academic achievement. The YS3 Programs provides youth who are in foster care, and are between the ages of 16 and 21, such services as life skills workshops, in-class and after-school tutoring, a scholarship program, leadership training, ACT prep, and college tours.

Population(s) Served

The YES (Youth Experiencing Success) Program is a school-based program that offers a variety of services to youth ages 16-21 years old. The program provides comprehensive alternative education services based on the individual needs of each youth. Each youth has the services of a full-time mentor who provides daily services in a holistic approach to support the youth to attend school regularly, build their skills, graduate and transition.

The mentor makes daily contact with the student and provides various learning, developmental, and service opportunities to further engage the youth. The student’s mentor also assists in building the young person’s social and academic skills, as well as with job and college placement, or further training.

Population(s) Served

The Compass Counseling Program is a program that operates in collaboration with the Alternative Schools Network. This counseling program is a free program which administers weekly counseling and mentoring sessions. The program is funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services and the Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development to provide social adjustment and rehabilitation services to Title XX eligible youth (Public Aid recipients or students who demonstrate a need for services.)

Participants of the Compass Counseling Program are assessed for individual needs and a plan is developed to provide a wide range of services including individual, group and family counseling, advocacy, employment readiness training, and health coordination.

Population(s) Served

This program provides job training and summer employment for qualifying young adults, ages 16-21. Employment includes summer camp counselors, clerical work, custodial work, and other office aide positions. Some summer jobs result in full-time employment for participants.

Population(s) Served

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Circle Foundation

Board of directors
as of 06/07/2016
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. LaShaun Jackson

No Affiliation


Board co-chair

Mr. Omar Moore

No Affiliation

Andricus Hutcherson

No Affliation

Paul Sakol

No Affiliation

Erik Coleman

Fifth Third Bank

Latisha Smith

CPS