Our vision is that every student must graduate.

CIS of Chicago alumna, Zari, met Student Supports Manager, Ms. Simone Woods, at the start of her senior year in high school. Zari says she didn’t have much direction at that time, but with Ms. Woods’ support, she received guidance, stability, and focus — and graduated from high school on time.

Impact In Our Community

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Chicago Public Schools students benefited from programs and services provided by or connected through CIS of Chicago.*

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students in grades K-12 were served by Student Supports Managers. Together, they created a plan to develop the skills and access the resources these students need to reach their full potential.*

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schools were served by our Partnership Specialists, who linked community partner programming that addressed student and school needs.*

*Data from the 2020-21 school year

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We wish you a wonderful, safe, and relaxing Fourth of July holiday, from our CIS of Chicago family to yours! 

#fourthofjuly

We wish you a wonderful, safe, and relaxing Fourth of July holiday, from our CIS of Chicago family to yours!

#Fourthofjuly
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Our Board of Directors and team members across the organization work together to ensure that CIS of Chicago maintains its position as the leading nonprofit in Chicago dedicated to removing barriers so that students can unlock their potential and stay on the path to graduation.

Emphasizing good governance practices and building diversified funding streams ensures that CIS of Chicago remains financially strong so that it can create brighter futures for our city’s young people. Today we’d like to recognize one of our dedicated supporters, Jackson. Not only is Jackson helping CIS build a robust balance sheet, but they are enabling people across the country to achieve their own financial freedom. 

Thank you, Jackson, for supporting Chicago students on their path to success in school and life! #allinforkids

Our Board of Directors and team members across the organization work together to ensure that CIS of Chicago maintains its position as the leading nonprofit in Chicago dedicated to removing barriers so that students can unlock their potential and stay on the path to graduation.

Emphasizing good governance practices and building diversified funding streams ensures that CIS of Chicago remains financially strong so that it can create brighter futures for our city’s young people. Today we’d like to recognize one of our dedicated supporters, Jackson. Not only is Jackson helping CIS build a robust balance sheet, but they are enabling people across the country to achieve their own financial freedom.

Thank you, Jackson, for supporting Chicago students on their path to success in school and life! #allinforkids
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Congrats to the Class of 2022! We know this year hasn’t been easy, but you stayed strong, pushed forward, and made it to graduation day -- and we couldn’t be prouder. We wish you all the best as you live out your dreams! 🎓

#allinforkids #graduation #2022graduate
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Did you hear the news? CIS of Chicago is #hiring across teams! Visit the link below to learn more about how your skills and experience can make an impact on Chicago students and help them stay on the path to graduation.

Here are the positions we are seeking to fill:
-- Academic Enrichment Partnership Specialist
-- Development Manager
-- Development Officer
-- School Partnership Specialist
-- Senior Director of Intensive Student Supports
-- Student Supports Manager

Learn more at https://www.cisofchicago.org/join-our-team/.

Did you hear the news? CIS of Chicago is #hiring across teams! Visit the link below to learn more about how your skills and experience can make an impact on Chicago students and help them stay on the path to graduation.

Here are the positions we are seeking to fill:
-- Academic Enrichment Partnership Specialist
-- Development Manager
-- Development Officer
-- School Partnership Specialist
-- Senior Director of Intensive Student Supports
-- Student Supports Manager

Learn more at www.cisofchicago.org/join-our-team/.
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This Juneteenth, as Barack Obama says in the quote below, we celebrate progress. Our team at CIS of Chicago is committed to ensuring educational equity for all, and today is a reminder that there is still much work to be done. 

By removing barriers and surrounding students with a community of support, CIS of Chicago is proud to be a part of the change so that all students can unlock their potential.

#Juneteenth #AllinforKids #equity

This Juneteenth, as Barack Obama says in the quote below, we celebrate progress. Our team at CIS of Chicago is committed to ensuring educational equity for all, and today is a reminder that there is still much work to be done.

By removing barriers and surrounding students with a community of support, CIS of Chicago is proud to be a part of the change so that all students can unlock their potential.

#Juneteenth #AllinforKids #equity
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CIS’ end-of-year Appreciation Event is a longstanding tradition at the organization (now decades running), but this year, it felt even more important to honor our partners and celebrate their contributions to student success.

On May 26, the Partnership Team welcomed partners to the Lawndale Christian Health Center for food, activities, community-building, and a showering of heartfelt gratitude. They also announced this years Spirit of Giving award winners. Congrats to the Shedd Aquarium and Samantha Uribe of Haugan Elementary School!

Learn more about the event and our incredible Spirit of Giving winners in the article below: 

https://cisofchicago.medium.com/extending-our-gratitude-as-the-school-year-ends-16351cc14bcd

CIS’ end-of-year Appreciation Event is a longstanding tradition at the organization (now decades running), but this year, it felt even more important to honor our partners and celebrate their contributions to student success.

On May 26, the Partnership Team welcomed partners to the Lawndale Christian Health Center for food, activities, community-building, and a showering of heartfelt gratitude. They also announced this year's Spirit of Giving award winners. Congrats to the Shedd Aquarium and Samantha Uribe of Haugan Elementary School!

Learn more about the event and our incredible Spirit of Giving winners in the article below:

cisofchicago.medium.com/extending-our-gratitude-as-the-school-year-ends-16351cc14bcd
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This school year, CIS team of Student Supports Managers helped students build connection with their peers -- and be in community with each other -- by leading small groups that reflected interests.

This included a Songwriting Group on the South Side, an Anime Club on the North Side, a Genders & Sexualities Alliance on the Northwest Side, and more!

These groups excited students, sparked their passions, reflected their unique identities, and helped them see school as a welcoming place. Learn more: 

https://medium.com/@cisofchicago/building-connection-in-the-classroom-through-common-87ae239be882

This school year, CIS' team of Student Supports Managers helped students build connection with their peers -- and be in community with each other -- by leading small groups that reflected interests.

This included a Songwriting Group on the South Side, an Anime Club on the North Side, a Genders & Sexualities Alliance on the Northwest Side, and more!

These groups excited students, sparked their passions, reflected their unique identities, and helped them see school as a welcoming place. Learn more:

medium.com/@cisofchicago/building-connection-in-the-classroom-through-common-87ae239be882
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Graduation season is upon us! And we couldn’t be prouder of the class of 2022 for finishing strong. Our vision is that every Chicago Public Schools student graduates prepared for success. 
 
We’re delighted to partner with organizations like Jackson, who are dedicated to helping people achieve financial freedom. Together, we wish our young people continued success as they embark upon the next chapter of their story!

#allinforkids

Graduation season is upon us! And we couldn’t be prouder of the class of 2022 for finishing strong. Our vision is that every Chicago Public Schools student graduates prepared for success.

We’re delighted to partner with organizations like Jackson, who are dedicated to helping people achieve financial freedom. Together, we wish our young people continued success as they embark upon the next chapter of their story!

#allinforkids
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CIS community partner, HEART (Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers), visited Dixon E.S. last week to share their Helping Injured Wildlife in Chicago program with an eighth-grade class!

Students learned about the types of wildlife in Chicago and how to help animals that appear injured. They even got to meet Kahlo and Helios, two rehabilitated pigeons.

Thanks to our Associate Director of Community Partnerships, Karen, for capturing the 📸

CIS community partner, HEART (Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers), visited Dixon E.S. last week to share their Helping Injured Wildlife in Chicago program with an eighth-grade class!

Students learned about the types of wildlife in Chicago and how to help animals that appear injured. They even got to meet Kahlo and Helios, two rehabilitated pigeons.

Thanks to our Associate Director of Community Partnerships, Karen, for capturing the 📸
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Our Inspiring Futures program brings students to an office setting to learn about job opportunities and participate in goal-setting activities with corporate employees.

Students from Association House High School visited nexgen packaging last week to participate in this program! They got to hear from Nexgen employees on their sustainability efforts and job opportunities and even got to use their state-of-the-art printers. We had a blast and are looking forward to our next event!

Interested in hosting an Inspiring Futures event? Contact Dave at dcotugno@cisofchicago.org.

#nexgenpackaging #nexgenpkg #allinforkids

Our Inspiring Futures program brings students to an office setting to learn about job opportunities and participate in goal-setting activities with corporate employees.

Students from Association House High School visited nexgen packaging last week to participate in this program! They got to hear from Nexgen employees on their sustainability efforts and job opportunities and even got to use their state-of-the-art printers. We had a blast and are looking forward to our next event!

Interested in hosting an Inspiring Futures event? Contact Dave at dcotugno@cisofchicago.org.

#nexgenpackaging #nexgenpkg #AllinforKids
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