Who we are

Kids First Chicago (K1C) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to ensuring that every child in Chicago has access to a high-quality public education. We believe that a healthy education environment where kids, schools, and communities thrive is the key to a world-class city.

First and foremost, we are looking for amazing people who have diverse backgrounds and experiences, are inspired by our mission, and are highly motivated to change children's lives through education. We value diversity in terms of ethnicity, race, socioeconomic status, sexual identity, gender, religion, language, ability, and experience, and our team at all levels shows this. You'll be right at home here if you cultivate strong relationships and push yourself, your work, and the people around you to the next level. We encourage those with the following identities to apply: Black, Latine, Asian American, Pacific Islander, Indigenous people, LGBTQIA+ and non-binary people, veterans, people living with disabilities, and others with lived experience of being part of marginalized communities.

There are no current openings on our team. Please check back for opportunities in the future.


Program Intern

Kids First Chicago (K1C) seeks a Summer Program Intern to support our Parent Leadership Fellowship. Our Parent Leadership Fellowship (PLF) is a Fellowship co-designed with parents that aims to grow and activate their individual and collective power. Parent leaders learn about the principles of community organizing and the history of Chicago public education with a focus on racial justice and equity. This Intern will work closely with our Senior Community Engagement Manager.

To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to jobs@kidsfirstchicago.org. Please include the position name in the subject line of your email. The deadline to apply is April 30, 2024.

Get involved!

Consider meeting with one of our staff members to explore how we can support you in advocating for your child and/or getting involved in parent leadership opportunities.

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