When schools are shut down and students and parents are left in the lurch, Chicago's nonprofits show their collective power.
Changing the odds for our youth
Our portfolio provides Chicago youth with the education, skills, and opportunities to succeed and break the cycle of poverty.
Along with learning the sport of boxing, which serves as a meaningful physical outlet for youth, The Bloc provides youth from the West Side of Chicago with academic coaching and mentorship.
The BARR Center (BARR) is a strengths-based model applied to middle and high schools that provides them with a comprehensive approach to meeting the academic, social and emotional needs of all students.
One Million Degrees accelerates community college students’ progress on career pathways to economic mobility by providing academic, professional, personal, and financial supports to highly motivated, low-income students pursuing associate’s degrees or post-secondary certificates.