Programs

Books On The Block Tour
Books On The Block Tour is a summer tour centered on putting books in the hands of young people throughout the poorest communities in America. In addition to putting coloring books and academic activity books in the hands of young people, the “Books On The Block Tour” asks adults to take the PLEDGE to love the young people in their homes and on the block where they live. To date, “Books On The Block Tour” has given away over 100,000 books to young people standing on community blocks, in the following cities: Chicago, IL – Gary, IN – Atlanta, GA – Baltimore, MD – Columbus, OH – Memphis, TN – Cleveland, OH – Flint, MI – Milwaukee, WI – Detroit, MI – Washington, DC – Minneapolis, MN
Reading, Book Access & Distribution
PreK (Age 0-3), PreK (Age 3-5), Grades K-8, Grades 9-12, Adult
South Side, West Side, National
Yes
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Camp GirlForward
GirlForward
Camp GirlForward provides a space for girls to simultaneously build their English skills while exploring their identities and learning about the world around them.
ELL/ESL
Grades 9-12
Far North Side
No
Yes
Centro Romero
Centro Romero
Centro Romero
Centro Romero has provided adult education opportunities for more than 20 years. We currently offer ELA, GED in English and Spanish, Citizenship and Computer classes. We also offer one-on-one tutoring matches for those who prefer individualized attention or have varying schedules.
ELL/ESL, GED Prep, Workforce Development
Adult
Far North Side
Yes
Chicago Foundation for Education
CFE Action Research Fellowship
Chicago Foundation for Education
http://www.cfegrants.org
This program spans the full academic year, wherein Fellows reflect on – and collect data around – the strategies they are using to improve student achievement and the quality of their teaching practice. Our University Advisor leads 45 hours of meetings across 10 months that are organized around the action research process. Fellows conduct action research in their schools while increasing their leadership engagement, and ultimately strive to use their findings to impact education policy. [Action research is the systematic process of looking closely at a specific aspect of one’s practice in order to improve student outcomes, improve the school environment, and make positive changes to one’s teaching.]
Teacher Training, Curriculum Development
Adult
Central, Far North Side, Far Southeast Side, Far Southwest Side, North Side, Northwest Side, South Side, Southwest Side, West Side
Yes
Chicago Foundation for Education
CFE Fund for Teachers Fellowship
Chicago Foundation for Education
http://www.cfegrants.org
This program offers PreK-12th CPS teachers the opportunity to develop summer fellowship experiences focused around the learning needs of their unique student and school populations, ultimately aiming to enhance the skills necessary to address those needs. Since 2006, 375 Chicago fellows have traveled to more than 50 countries across six continents to explore countless philosophies, environments, and cultures. In 2015 alone, CFE awarded 20 fellowships to 27 teachers who traveled to 18 countries across five continents.
Teacher Training, Curriculum Development
Central, Far North Side, Far Southeast Side, Far Southwest Side, North Side, Northwest Side, South Side, Southwest Side, West Side
Yes