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September 15, 2017 Blog Leadership

What We Can Learn from the Cubs (Even if You’re a White Sox Fan)


For the record, The Fund's CEO is a White Sox fan. But when our partners at MB Financial invited her to a breakfast with the Chicago Cubs’ President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein, her curiosity won out over cross-town rivalry. Theo’s focus was leadership – a theme that matters a lot to our team. He shared three ideas that she thought might resonate with you.

August 31, 2017 Blog Community

Resources for Educators in the Wake of Charlottesville


We know that educators are often the adults with whom young people process what they see and experience in the world. In the face of the overt racism and violence this month in Charlottesville, and in light of the sometimes more subtle violence and racism that is prevalent everywhere in America, we wanted to share some resources to help with those conversations.

August 18, 2017 Blog Leadership

Consistency as a Catalyst for Change

“People quit principals, not schools.” Principal Elizabeth Jamison-Dunn of Catalyst Circle Rock Elementary School spoke to The Fund about how she retains teachers by building community among the staff.

Invest in Chicago's Principals

Principals have an out-sized impact on their schools and communities. Any amount can make a difference.

Support Our Work

We aim to serve more than 600 principals and 360,000 students by 2023, with an emphasis on the schools that most need support.

Celebrate School Leaders

Every October, school communities, city officials, and corporate leaders join together to lift up the great work of principals.