Help us design a post-pandemic world where all youth can thrive.
The Chicago Design Challenge is a multi-year initiative to identify and invest in the city’s most promising innovations designed to accelerate learning recovery and well-being in communities disproportionately affected by the pandemic.
The challenge will award grants in two phases – planning and execution – and will fuel the design, measurement, and implementation of new approaches to supporting students. Program implementation should begin during the 2021-2022 school year.
The ultimate goal of the challenge is to elevate promising innovations to reach hundreds of thousands of students with the support of public funding over time.
The challenge will be fueled by a powerful collaborative effort across sectors.
A Better Chicago and our partners sought community input to determine the overall scope of the Chicago Design Challenge. Grants will be made to interventions supporting young people pre-K through high school that meet the criteria detailed in our guidance document.