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Chicago Sun-Times: Communities In Schools of Chicago Receives $4M Grant from MacKenzie Scott

CIS of Chicago secured a $4 million gift from MacKenzie Scott, which will help our organization provide additional support for more than 50,000 Chicago Public Schools students. The gift comes at a particularly challenging time for students, and with this funding, CIS of Chicago will help students stay on track in school and graduate.

“This gift, from one of the world’s most astute and influential philanthropists, further validates the importance of our team’s work supporting 50,000 students each year,” Communities In Schools of Chicago CEO Jane Mentzinger said in a statement. “Ms. Scott’s philanthropy consistently reflects her commitment to promoting equity for all students. That’s exactly what CIS of Chicago is about.”

Read the full article here.