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Encouraging the Future
SCHOOLS | June 30, 2020
Encouraging the Future

CPS student turned CPS educator, Alicia Ortiz, has been fortunate to return to her Greene Elementary to teach alongside her 3rd grade teacher.

Meet Allie
STUDENTS | June 19, 2020
Meet Allie

Since fourth grade, Whitney Young graduate, Allie Swain, has known exactly the steps she needed to take to grow as a student and achieve her goals.

Meet Olivia and Tiffany
STUDENTS | June 18, 2020
Meet Olivia and Tiffany

Graduates Olivia and Tiffany found activities that reflected their diverse interests and fostered their passions at Von Steuben High School.

Meet Jada
STUDENTS | June 17, 2020
Meet Jada

Graduate Jada Miles, will take valuable skills for success she learned at Austin College and Career Academy when she heads to college next year.

Meet Rysa and Fama
STUDENTS | June 16, 2020
Meet Rysa and Fama

Two Uplift HS graduates headed to college next year are determined to create positive change for the communities that inspired them.

Meet Caleb
STUDENTS | June 15, 2020
Meet Caleb

Caleb is a natural at forging a path of success for himself. His time at Whitney Young prepared him to keep excelling as he heads to Yale next year.

Meet Charisma, Ernest, and Mariam
SCHOOLS, STUDENTS | June 13, 2020
Meet Charisma, Ernest, and Mariam

Three Crane Medical Prep Seniors Eager to Pursue STEM Careers Mariam Pedro remembers sitting by herself and reading a book on her first day of high […]

Meet Kayla and Maia
SCHOOLS, STUDENTS | June 11, 2020
Meet Kayla and Maia

Kayla and Maia fostered their leadership skills at Brooks HS, preparing them for bright futures in college.

Meet Tri
SCHOOLS, STUDENTS | June 10, 2020
Meet Tri

Social justice advocate and future CPS alumni, Tri Ho, built a community and left a lasting impression on Taft HS and the city of Chicago.

Meet Efrain and Jocelyn
SCHOOLS, STUDENTS | June 9, 2020
Meet Efrain and Jocelyn

School activities and classes at Prosser HS sparked Jocelyn and Efrain’s interest leading them to the paths they’ll pursue as college freshmen.

Meet Destiny
STUDENTS | June 8, 2020
Meet Destiny

Destiny, graduating as a top student from Phillips Academy, reflects on her time at CPS as both challenging and rewarding.

May 30 Protests | Protestas del 30 de mayo
DISTRICT, SCHOOLS | June 1, 2020
May 30 Protests | Protestas del 30 de mayo

Dear CPS Families, Today, I’m writing to you as a mother of a black boy who is worried for him, and the millions of other black […]