Communities In Schools of Chicago is partnering with 160 of the city’s public schools during the 2018-19 academic year. CIS of Chicago links all of these schools to a range of prevention and enrichment programs to address the social, emotional and physical health needs of children at these schools. At 20 of our 160 school partners this year, CIS has a full-time staff member who also provides intensive one-on-one supports like goal-setting, life-coaching, and counseling to students who are off track academically and at risk of dropping out.   

Please scroll below to read a profile about one of our school partners and to see the list of all our school partners.

Henderson Elementary

Henderson Elementary is located in Chicago’s West Englewood community. The school’s priorities for its nearly 300 students, of whom about 98 percent are from low-income households, include violence prevention, health education, and mental health services.  Henderson has been a CIS School Partner for more than two decades, and provides an environment for its students that encourages good decision-making skills while building a desire for life-long learning.

In 2010, Henderson was a Level Three school requiring intensive support, or probation, and was slated to be closed. By 2016, Henderson had progressed to become a Level Two school, which it remains as of 2019.

Ylonda Ware is the counselor at Henderson Elementary. She serves as the site coordinator for the school, responsible for working with CIS of Chicago to connect services and programs to the students. She makes it a priority to stay in contact with her school partnership specialist and communicate her needs. As a result, Henderson Elementary connected an incredible 24 programs and services to its students during the 2015-2016 school year, including programs from the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence, YWCA, the MLK Project, and ASAP.

“When they hired me, one of the things I talked about was reducing the barriers to academic success and social emotional learning,” said Ware.  “I have really been able to accomplish that with the help of Communities In Schools.”

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The 20 schools that participate in CIS of Chicago’s Intensive Program, are in boldface type.

Schools new to the CIS of Chicago network in 2017-18 are denoted by *.

Partners high schools are underlined.

Albany Park
Helge A. Haugan Elementary School
John Palmer Elementary School
Theodore Roosevelt High School
Alessandro Volta Elementary School*

Archer Heights
Richard Edwards School

Armour Square
John C. Haines Elementary School
James Ward Elementary School

Adlai E. Stevenson Elementary School

Auburn Gresham
Scott Joplin Elementary School
Perspectives Charter Leadership Academy
Perspectives Charter Middle Academy
Perspectives Charter High School of Technology
William H. Ryder Math and Science Specialty School

Milton Brunson Math and Science Specialty Elementary School
Catalyst Circle Rock Charter School
Michele Clark Academic Preparatory Magnet High School
Oscar DePriest Elementary School
George Leland Elementary School

Carl von Linne Elementary School

Belmont Cragin
Marvin Camras Elementary School
Edwin G. Foreman College and Career Academy
Charles P. Steinmetz College Prep High School
Hanson Park Elementary School

Philip D. Armour Elementary School
Charles N. Holden Elementary School
George B. McClellan Elementary School
Mark Sheridan Math and Science Academy

Brighton Park
Columbia Explorers Academy

Harold Washington Elementary School

Arthur Dixon Elementary School
Oliver S. Westcott Elementary School

Robert L. Grimes Elementary School
Nathan Hale Elementary School

James R Doolittle Jr Elementary School
John B. Drake Elementary School
Perspectives Charter School – IIT Math and Science Academy

Norman Bridge Elementary School

East Garfield Park
Willa Cather Elementary School
Michael Faraday Elementary School
Alain Locke Charter School

East Side
Jane Addams Elementary School
Matthew Gallistel Elementary Language Academy*
Southeast Area Elementary School*
George Washington Elementary School
George Washington High School
Douglas Taylor Elementary School

Stephen K. Hayt Elementary School
George B. Swift Specialty School

Hope College Preparatory High School
Joshua D. Kershaw Elementary School
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy of Social Justice
Anna R. Langford Community Academy
Benjamin E. Mays Elementary Academy
Lillian R. Nicholson STEM Academy
Jesse Sherwood Elementary School

Gage Park
Rachel Carson Elementary
Walter S. Christopher Elementary School
Gage Park High School
Socorro Sandoval Elementary School*
Sidney Sawyer School
Eric Solorio Academy High School
Enrico Tonti Elementary School

Garfield Ridge
John H. Kinzie Elementary School

Grand Boulevard
Ludwig van Beethoven Elementary School
Irvin C Mollison Elementary School

Greater Grand Crossing
Charles S. Brownell Elementary School
Martha M. Ruggles Elementary School

Henry Clay Elementary School
Virgil Grissom Elementary School*

John Barry Elementary School
William P. Nixon Elementary School

Humboldt Park
Daniel R. Cameron Elementary School
Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary

Irving Park
Hiram H. Belding Elementary School
Grover Cleveland Elementary School
Patrick Henry Elementary School
John B. Murphy Elementary School

Ariel Community Academy
William C. Reavis Math and Science Specialty School

Logan Square
Salmon P. Chase Elementary School
Charles R. Darwin Elementary School
J.W. von Goethe Elementary School

Lower West Side
Joseph Jungman Elementary
Pilsen Community Academy
John A. Walsh Elementary School

McKinley Park
Evergreen Academy Middle School
Nathanael Greene Elementary School

Morgan Park
Foundations College Prep High School
John D. Shoop Math-Science Technical Academy Elementary School*

Near North Side
William B. Ogden Elementary School – Jenner Campus

Near South Side
Perspectives Charter – Joslin Campus
South Loop Elementary School

Near West Side
William H. Brown Math and Science Magnet School
Galileo Scholastic Academy
L.E.A.R.N. Charter School – Excel Campus
Phoenix Military Academy High School*
Mark T. Skinner West Elementary School
Washington Irving Elementary School

New City
Cesar E. Chávez Multicultural Academic Center
Alexander Graham Elementary School
John H. Hamline Elementary School
Arthur A. Libby Elementary School
William T. Sherman Elementary School

North Lawndale
Thomas Chalmers Specialty Elementary School
Crown Community Academy & Fine Arts Center Elementary School
Charles Evans Hughes Elementary School
L.E.A.R.N. Charter School – Romano Butler Campus
Legacy Charter Elementary School

Everett McKinley Dirksen Elementary School

Portage Park
Jacqueline Vaughn Occupational High School

W.E.B. DuBois Elementary School

Rogers Park
Acero Charter Schools-Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz
Eugene Field Elementary School
Stephen F. Gale Community Academy
Jordan Elementary Community School
Joyce Kilmer Elementary School*

Turner-Drew Elementary Language Academy

South Chicago
Bowen High School
Noble Street – Baker College Prep High School
Horace Mann Elementary School
Arnold Mireles Elementary Academy*
New Sullivan Elementary School

South Deering
Orville T. Bright Elementary School*
Burnham Elementary Inclusive Academy
John L. Marsh Elementary School

South Lawndale
Lázaro Cárdenas Elementary School*
Daniel J. Corkery Elementary School
Little Village Elementary School
Maria Saucedo Elementary Scholastic Academy*
John Spry Elementary Community School
Telpochcalli Elementary School

Mary E. Courtenay Language Arts Center
Uplift Community School

Washington Heights
Marcus Moziah Garvey Elementary
Rudyard Kipling Elementary School

Washington Park
Edward Beasley Elementary Academic Magnet Center

West Elsdon
Ferdinand W. Peck Elementary School
Louis Pasteur Elementary School

West Englewood
Charles R. Henderson Elementary School
A. Philip Randolph Elementary School
Southside Occupational Academy High School

West Garfield Park
Helen M. Hefferan Elementary School
Genevieve Melody Elementary School
George W. Tilton Elementary School
Daniel Webster Elementary School

West Lawn
Richard Henry Lee Elementary School
Mariano Azuela Elementary School

West Pullman
Chicago Collegiate Charter School
Johnnie Coleman Academy
John Whistler Elementary School
Edward H. White Career Academy

West Ridge
Daniel Boone Elementary School
Stephen Tyng Mather High School
Stone Elementary Scholastic Academy

West Town
Christopher Columbus Elementary School*
Erie Elementary Charter School
Ellen Mitchell Elementary School
James Otis Elementary School
Rowe Elementary Charter School
Albert R. Sabin Magnet School

I hope that CIS of Chicago remains in our school so that other students can benefit in the same manner as my child. – Elementary School Parent