These last two and a half years have altered our lives in ways big and small. They’ve changed how we live, learn, and collaborate with one another. Despite the enormous and continued challenges wrought by the coronavirus, we have witnessed so much good coming from Chicagoans who believe fiercely in our communities, our students, and our potential as a city.
We’ve seen the authenticity and power of parents in action. From spearheading Chicago’s groundbreaking digital equity program, Chicago Connected, to leading CPS’s most inclusive accountability policy redesign initiative to date, to organizing local education improvement efforts in communities across the city, parents are the experts on what their kids need to succeed.
At Kids First Chicago, we’ve only begun building platforms for parents to lead. You can count on hearing from us – and the parents in our network directly – in the future about where we’re heading.
In the meantime, we are pleased to share our latest impact report, reflecting on the past two years and what we’ve accomplished.
On behalf of our team, we thank the many individuals, investors, thought partners, and friends who have been with us on our journey at Kids First Chicago.
CEO, Kids First Chicago, and the Kids First Chicago Team
U.S. CEO, BMO Financial Group, and Board Chair, Kids First Chicago