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Community Partners

Communities In Schools of Chicago works with more than 170 organizations across metropolitan Chicago. These organizations are committed to joining us in supporting the academic, social-emotional, physical, and mental well-being of Chicago public-school students. They provide programs and services – at no cost to students – that address needs identified by their school leaders.

Some community partners provide programming inside of schools, during the school day; others offer special programs, performances, and opportunities for students to explore the city and surrounding communities.

With community partnerships that focus on academic support; arts and culture; college and career readiness; counseling and supportive guidance; health and wellness; and parent and family engagement, our allies in supporting students on their path to graduation are diverse. Throughout the year, our Community Partnership Specialists work closely with our School Partnership Specialists to match schools with programs that address their top priorities.

Community Partners (2020-21)

The following community partners committed energy and resources to impacting the lives of Chicago public-school students during the 2020-21 academic year by partnering with Communities In Schools of Chicago.

Community Partner Types of Programs Provided
&Rise Behavioral & Mental Health
826CHI College & Career Readiness
A Just Harvest Fundamental Needs
Abrahamic Center for Cultural Education (ACCE) Behavioral & Mental Health; College & Career Readiness
Adidas & Ninja Fundamental Needs
Adler Planetarium College & Career Readiness
African American Family Research Institute Behavioral & Mental Health
Ageless Eye Care Health & Wellness
Alice's Kids Fundamental Needs
American Heart Association Health & Wellness
American Writers Museum Arts & Culture
Argonne National Laboratory College & Career Readiness
Art Institute of Chicago Arts & Culture
Between Friends Behavioral & Mental Health
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago College & Career Readiness
Blessings in a Backpack Fundamental Needs
Bottom Line College & Career Readiness
Bullying Prevention Awareness 365 Fundamental Needs
Candor Health Education Health & Wellness
Caron Treatment Centers Health & Wellness
Catholic Charities Behavioral & Mental Health
CDPH - Tropical Optical Health & Wellness
Center on Halsted Behavioral & Mental Health
Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation Behavioral & Mental Health
Chicago Area Health Education Center College & Career Readiness
Chicago Behavioral Hospital Behavioral & Mental Health
Chicago Chess Foundation Behavioral & Mental Health
Chicago Children's Advocacy Center Behavioral & Mental Health; Health & Wellness
Chicago Community Oral Health Forum Fundamental Needs; Health & Wellness
Chicago Department of Transportation Health & Wellness
Chicago Institute's Children's Grief Services Behavioral & Mental Health
Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Arts & Culture
Chicago Opera Theater Arts & Culture
Chicago Police Department Behavioral & Mental Health; Health & Wellness
Chicago Public Schools - Crisis Team Behavioral & Mental Health
Chicago Run Health & Wellness
Chicago Student Invention Convention College & Career Readiness
Chicago Women's Health Center Health & Wellness
Chiro One Behavioral & Mental Health
CircEsteem College & Career Readiness
Common Threads Health & Wellness
CommunityHealth Health & Wellness
Comp-U-Dopt Fundamental Needs
Cook County Farm Bureau Health & Wellness; College & Career Readiness
Cook County State's Attorney Behavioral & Mental Health
CPS Lives Arts & Culture
Cradles to Crayons Fundamental Needs
Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE) College & Career Readiness
Delta Dental of Illinois Fundamental Needs; Health & Wellness
Design Dance Arts & Culture
Don't Be A Monster Behavioral & Mental Health
Economic Awareness Council College & Career Readiness
Elyssa's Mission Behavioral & Mental Health
Ensemble Espaol Spanish Dance Theater Arts & Culture
Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago Health & Wellness
Erie Family Health Center Health & Wellness; Behavioral & Mental Health
Erika's Lighthouse Behavioral & Mental Health
First Book College & Career Readiness
Fit Kids Health & Wellness
FUSE College & Career Readiness
Future Founders Foundation College & Career Readiness
Girls in the Game Health & Wellness
Girls Who Code College & Career Readiness
Global Project Hope Health & Wellness
Guardian Lane Behavioral & Mental Health
Garfield Park Behavioral Hospital/Hartgrove Hospital Behavioral & Mental Health
HEART Behavioral & Mental Health; College & Career Readiness
Her Drive, Co. Fundamental Needs
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Art & Culture
Illinois Green Alliance College & Career Readiness
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center Behavioral & Mental Health; College & Career Readiness
Illinois Safe Schools Alliance Program of PHIMC Behavioral & Mental Health; College & Career Readiness
Imagination Theater Behavioral & Mental Health; Health & Wellness
Insight Project for Kids Behavioral & Mental Health
International Children's Media Center Behavioral & Mental Health
International Music Foundation Arts & Culture
Intuit: Museum of Outsider Art Arts & Culture
Jackson Financial Fundamental Needs
Jaclyn Silverman, Photography Arts & Culture
Joffrey Ballet Arts & Culture
Junior Achievement College & Career Readiness
Kids First Chicago College & Career Readiness
Lakeview Pantry Behavioral & Mental Health
LeadersUp College & Career Readiness
Literacy Works College & Career Readiness
Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Health & Wellness
Lutheran Social Services of Illinois Behavioral & Mental Health
Lyric Opera of Chicago Arts & Culture
MeMA Music Arts & Culture
Metropolitan Family Services Behavioral & Mental Health
Metropolitan Water Reclamation Dis. of Greater Chi College & Career Readiness
Mobile Care Chicago Health & Wellness
Multiplying Good College & Career Readiness
Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Arts & Culture
Music of the Baroque Arts & Culture
My Familytree Storybook Behavioral & Mental Health
NAMI Chicago Behavioral & Mental Health
Narrative 4 Behavioral & Mental Health
National Veterans Art Museum Arts & Culture
Natya Dance Theatre Arts & Culture
Negaunee Music Institute at the Chicago Symphony (CSO) Arts & Culture
Northlight Theatre Arts & Culture
Oak Park River Forest Infant Welfare Society Health & Wellness
Open Books College & Career Readiness
Operation HOPE, Inc. College & Career Readiness
Oriental Institute Museum Arts & Culture
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum College & Career Readiness
Pilot Light Health & Wellness
Positive Coaching Alliance Behavioral & Mental Health
Princeton Vision Clinic Health & Wellness
Pro Football Hall of Fame Arts & Culture; Behavioral & Mental Health; College & Career Readiness
Project Increase Behavioral & Mental Health
Pulitzer Center Behavioral & Mental Health; College & Career Readiness
Rainbows for All Children Behavioral & Mental Health
Resilience Bahavioral & Mental Health; Health & Wellness
Respiratory Health Association