We are fighting poverty with opportunity.

Together, we can build a better Chicago for everyone.

COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund

Help us provide lifesaving support to low-income youth and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chicago is not preparing our students to succeed

Despite decades of hard work, less than one in five Chicago Public School students go on to earn a 2-year or 4-year degree by the age of 25. We are failing to prepare our students – and our region – to succeed in the 21st century. Discover how A Better Chicago’s portfolio of education nonprofits are changing the status quo.

Why We Exist

The Challenge

Chicago Public Schools 9th graders who graduate from college by age 25


Illinois jobs that will require a college degree by 2020


Illinois jobs that will require more than a high school diploma by 2020