Programs

Chicago Foundation for Education
CFE Study Group Team Member Program
Chicago Foundation for Education
http://www.cfegrants.org
CFE Study Groups bring together PreK-8th CPS educators (“Team Members”) to learn effective teaching methods from their professional peers (“Coaches”). During Study Group meetings (12-15hrs between June and November), group members share strategies, support each other through implementation, and adapt teaching methods for optimal efficacy across classrooms. Peer feedback and reflection on progress are hallmarks of the Study Group process.
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
Changemakers In Education
Innovare
Program focuses on supporting teachers, teacher leaders and school leaders to use data to drive math and reading instruction leading to improvements in student achievement.
Teacher Training, Curriculum Development
PreK (Age 0-3), PreK (Age 3-5), Grades K-8, Grades 9-12, Adult
No Physical Location
No
No
Changemakers In Education
Innovare – Social Innovation Partners
Changemakers In Education focuses on supporting teachers, teacher leaders, and school leaders to use data to drive math and reading instruction leading to improvements in student achievement.
Teacher Training, Curriculum Development
PreK (Age 0-3), PreK (Age 3-5), Grades K-8, Grades 9-12, Adult
No Physical Location
No
No
Chicago Books to Women in Prison
Chicago Books to Women in Prison
Chicago Books to Women in Prison
https://chicagobwp.org
Chicago Books to Women in Prison is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We provide a critical intervention into an oppressive system that gives incarcerated people little or no access to books. By sending books free of charge to incarcerated women nationwide, we offer the opportunity for self-empowerment, education and entertainment that reading provides.

Currently we send books to women in state prisons in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi and Ohio, as well as all Federal prisons and Cook County Jail. In 2016 we mailed 3,901 packages of books and blank journals to women in prison around the country—9,700 or so books in all and 591 blank journals.
Book Access & Distribution
Adult
Regional, National
Yes
No
Chicago Cares
Chicago Cares: Art Around the World
Chicago Cares
Chicago Cares is a local nonprofit organization that builds volunteer experiences that mobilize and inspire people to make Chicago a stronger community. At Art Around the World, volunteers partner with students to engage in reading and related art projects focused on countries and cultures from around the world. The program works to build students’ confidence, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension in a fun and engaging environment.
Reading
Grades K-8
Far North Side, Southwest Side, West Side
Yes