Charity Details

Citizen Schools

Help us bring more opportunities to middle-school students in Chicago's highest needs communities.

Issue Area: Education
Non-profit Status: 501(c)3
Citizen Schools' mission is to close the opportunity and achievement gap by expanding the learning day and engaging students in real-world learning, ensuring that all children graduate high school ready to succeed in college and careers. In partnerships with schools and districts, Citizen Schools increases students’ total learning time by 35-40%. Its year-long academic enrichment program creates a powerful culture of achievement school-wide, and effectively builds bridges between schools, parents and community members. Citizen Schools’ goal is to prepare students for school success, college graduation, career opportunities, and community leadership, strengthened oral communication and leadership skills, and increased access to positive peers, adults and experiences that are supportive of a post-secondary education.
Specific Needs:
Citizen Schools Illinois is a non-profit that partners with schools in Chicago to provide academic support and on-site apprenticeships through an expanded school day for all students in middle-grades. Occasionally Citizen Schools needs to acquire computers, equipment, silent auction prizes, and other miscellaneous resources to be used in classroom programming, apprenticeships, and fundraising efforts.

Our Needs:

Computers & Computer Accessories
Food & Drink
Silent Auction Prizes
Electronics (other) & Accessories
Kids - School Supplies