Programs

Project I AM…
iSpeakMedia
Targeting African-American youth, Project I AM… brings each student’s relationship with media to the forefront during an exploration of its role in their own racial identity development.
Reading, Creative Writing
Grades 9-12
No Physical Location
No
Yes
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Read to Lead
Classroom, Inc.
Classroom Inc.’s Read to Lead suite is a free 21st century literacy program that enables youth in grades
5 through 9 take on the role of the boss in three different industries; community service, journalism,
and medical professions. Educators have access to free lessons, projects and other printable resources
that prepare youth to become the boss, make decisions and read closely as they lead their team through
their day at work. A hallmark of the program is that it incorporates both digital and project based
resources to encourage deep reading as well as collaborative offline learning experiences. While all programs and resources are free, Classroom, Inc. staff can train and provide ongoing support to instructors to ensure a smooth program experience. We often secure joint funding with our partners to fund for this professional development and support model. For over 25 years, Classroom, Inc.’s programs have proven that youth can develop collaboration, leadership and academic skills.
Reading, Creative Writing, GED Prep, Workforce Development, Teacher Training, Curriculum Development
Grades K-8, Grades 9-12
Central, Far North Side, Far Southeast Side, Far Southwest Side, North Side, Northwest Side, South Side, Southwest Side, West Side
No
Yes
CSC Learning
Reading Plus
CSC Learning
Reading Plus is a web-based program serving students in grades 3 and up that transforms how, what, and why students read while broadening interests and building knowledge.
Reading
PreK (Age 0-3), PreK (Age 3-5), Grades K-8, Grades 9-12
No Physical Location
No
Shakespeare FUNdamentals!
Shakespeare All-Stars
Explore the rhythm, rhyme, and beauty of Shakespeare’s language through performance. During this course, students will learn how to make the Bard’s famous characters their own, using physical and vocal techniques and clues from Shakespeare’s text. Improve literary and public speaking skills and practice teamwork through ensemble scene work. Build confidence and friendships while learning the art of theatre. The program culminates with a showcase performance for friends and family. Available as an after-school program at your school, library, park, or community center.
Reading, Dramatic Play
Grades K-8, Grades 9-12
Central, Far North Side, North Side, Northwest Side, South Side, Southwest Side, West Side, Suburbs
No
Shakespeare Shorts!
Shakespeare All-Stars
The All-Stars bring the Bard to life in an interactive montage of scenes that provides an introduction to Shakespeare’s colorful characters, language and plays. Touring Performance. Customizable for all ages.
Dramatic Play
Grades K-8, Grades 9-12, Adult
Central, Far North Side, Far Southeast Side, Far Southwest Side, North Side, Northwest Side, South Side, Southwest Side, West Side, Suburbs
No