Our Work

Learn more about our work from the people who lead Kids First Chicago.

Activate Families

We bring parents to the decision-making table, providing transparent and digestible information to fuel their engagement and supporting them as they lead work to transform Chicago schools.

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Shape Policy

We work with parents to address the root causes of inequitable education outcomes and partner with CPS, the City of Chicago, and others in implementing solutions supported by families and the facts.

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Share the Facts

We offer independent, transparent data about Chicago schools so all families can evaluate schools’ performance and their kids’ needs as well as participate in decision-making.

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Where We Engage

We focus our community engagement in the city’s South and West Sides, where far too many Black and Latine parents have been left out of the conversation for far too long.

Upcoming Events

MAR 6, 2024 • 6:00 PM–8:00 PM

Elected School Board (ESB) Candidate Information Session

Location: BUILD, Inc - 5100 W Harrison St, Chicago, IL 60644

Category: Info Session


MAR 9, 2024 • 3:30 PM–5:00 PM

Shaping the Future: A Town Hall on Parent Engagement in Chicago Public Education

Location: The Gary Comer Youth Center - 7200 S Ingleside Ave, Chicago, IL 60619

Audience: Parents

Category: Town Hall

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MAR 12, 2024 • 6:00 PM–8:00 PM

Elected School Board (ESB) Candidate Information Session (Bilingual: English + Spanish)

Location: Little Village Community Council - 3610 W 26th St, Chicago, IL 60623

Category: Info Session


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