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.

Current job openings will be listed below.


Associate Director of Parent Engagement & Organizing

Kids First Chicago is seeking a talented Associate Director of Parent Engagement & Organizing to join our team and make a positive impact. You will develop and lead community engagement initiatives to leverage change for better education outcomes for all students. The Associate Director of Parent Engagement & Organizing will lead a diverse team of community engagement coordinators, help cut issues, and harness the power of parents to drive meaningful change in Chicago’s education landscape.

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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