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Community Partners

Communities In Schools of Chicago works with more than 200 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 (2022-23)

The following community partners committed energy and resources to impacting the lives of Chicago public-school students during the 2022-23 academic year by partnering with Communities In Schools of Chicago.

Community Partner Types of Programs Provided
826CHI Academic Enrichment
A Just Harvest Fundamental Needs
Abrahamic Center for Cultural Education (ACCE) Arts and Culture; College and Career Readiness
Adler Planetarium Academic Enrichment
Ageless Eyecare Health and Wellness
Alice's Kids Fundamental Needs
All Stars Project College and Career Readiness
American Red Cross of Greater Chicago Health and Wellness
American Writers Museum Arts and Culture
Argonne National Laboratory College and Career Readiness
Art Encounter Arts and Culture
Art Institute of Chicago Arts and Culture
Between Friends Health and Wellness
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago Academic Enrichment
Blessings in a Backpack Fundamental Needs
Blue Bird Day & Eyas Landing Behavioral and Mental Health
BMO Harris Bank College and Career Readiness
Bottom Line College and Career Readiness
Brainchild Collective/Design Dance Arts and Culture
Candor Health Education Health and Wellness
CareerSpring College and Career Readiness
Catholic Charities Behavioral and Mental Health; Fundamental Needs
CDPH - Immunization Program Health and Wellness
CDPH - Tropical Optical Health and Wellness
Center for Conflict Resolution Behavioral and Mental Health
Center on Halsted Academic Enrichment; Arts and Culture; Behavioral and Mental Health
Charlie Health Behavioral and Mental Health
Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation Health and Wellness
Chicago Area Health Education Center College and Career Readiness
Chicago Blackhawks Academic Enrichment
Chicago Chamber Music Society Arts and Culture
Chicago Chess Foundation Behavioral and Mental Health
Chicago Children's Advocacy Center Health and Wellness
Chicago Children's Theatre Arts and Culture
Chicago City Soccer Club Health and Wellness
Chicago Community Oral Health Forum Health and Wellness
Chicago Department of Transportation Health and Wellness
Chicago Fire Health and Wellness
Chicago Fire Department Health and Wellness
Chicago Innovation Foundation Academic Enrichment
Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Arts and Culture
Chicago Opera Theater Arts and Culture
Chicago Philharmonic Arts and Culture
Chicago Police Department Health and Wellness
Chicago Run Health and Wellness
Chicago Survivors Behavioral and Mental Health
Chicago Women's Health Center Health and Wellness
Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra Arts and Culture
Chiro One Behavioral and Mental Health
CircEsteem Academic Enrichment
Civic Leadership Foundation College and Career Readiness
Classical Music Chicago Arts and Culture
CodeCreate Arts and Culture
Colgate Bright Smiles Bright Futures Health and Wellness
Common Sense Education Behavioral and Mental Health
Common Threads Health and Wellness
Compudopt Academic Enrichment
ConnecTeen Health and Wellness
Cook County Farm Bureau Academic Enrichment; Health and Wellness
Cook County State's Attorney Behavioral and Mental Health
CPS - Crisis Management Unit Behavioral and Mental Health
CPS - Office of Student Health and Wellness (OSHW) College and Career Readiness
CPS Lives Arts and Culture
Cradles to Crayons Fundamental Needs
Creative Passages Behavioral and Mental Health
Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE) College and Career Readiness
CSO/Negaunee Music Institute Arts and Culture
Culture Shock Dance Chicago Arts and Culture
Delta Dental of Illinois Fundamental Needs; Health and Wellness
DePaul University Athletics College and Career Readiness
Dolores Kohl Education Foundation Academic Enrichment
Dream On Education Academic Enrichment
Educate. Radiate. Elevate. Academic Enrichment
Elizabeth Tawose Productions Behavioral and Mental Health
Elyssa's Mission Behavioral and Mental Health
Ensemble Español Arts and Culture
Erasing the Distance Behavioral and Mental Health
Erie Family Health Center Health and Wellness
Erika's Lighthouse Behavioral and Mental Health
Escape Artistry Arts and Culture
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago College and Career Readiness
Fifth Third Bank College and Career Readiness
Fit Kids Health and Wellness
Focus Fairies Mentoring Academic Enrichment
Forest Preserve of Cook County Academic Enrichment
Freddie Almazan Arts and Culture
Friends of the Children Chicago Behavioral and Mental Health
FUSE Academic Enrichment
Future Founders Foundation College and Career Readiness
Garfield Park/Hartgrove Hospitals Behavioral and Mental Health; College and Career Readiness
Girls in the Game Health and Wellness
Girls Who Code Academic Enrichment
Global Project Hope Health and Wellness
Goodman Theatre Arts and Culture
Greater Chatham Initiative Academic Enrichment; Behavioral and Mental Health
GRO Community Behavioral and Mental Health
Guardian Lane Behavioral and Mental Health
Haitian American Museum of Chicago Arts and Culture
Harry S. Truman College College and Career Readiness
Haymarket Center Health and Wellness
HEART Behavioral and Mental Health; College and Career Readiness
Her Drive Co Fundamental Needs
Hope for the Day Behavioral and Mental Health
Howard Brown Health: BYC Health and Wellness
Ignition Community Glass Arts and Culture
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center Behavioral and Mental Health; College and Career Readiness
Illinois Safe Schools Alliance Program of PHIMC Behavioral and Mental Health
Imagination Theater Behavioral and Mental Health; Health and Wellness
Insight Project for Kids Behavioral and Mental Health
Institute for the Study of Ancient Cultures Arts and Culture
InterAction Behavioral and Mental Health
International Children's Media Center Behavioral and Mental Health
Joffrey Ballet Arts and Culture; College and Career Readiness
Junior Achievement of Chicago College and Career Readiness
KWOE Foundation