At K1C, we’ve seen the outsized impact on education when parents' voices are heard. Parents have driven sustained improvements—both local and systemwide—to create a more equitable, healthy, and inclusive public education system. Through our Parent Leadership Fellowship and Parent Leadership Teams, we now have parents actively working in 63 of 70 community areas in Chicago. They are building families’ knowledge about the education system and co-designing new policies and systems that will improve equity and lead to stronger outcomes for all kids and our city.
This year has been pivotal; we engaged 21,000+ students, parents, educators, and community members in developing a new, more inclusive model to measure school quality and equity and lead the nation in defeating the digital divide. With a robust team now 28-strong, we’re better equipped than ever to expand our reach.
Our 2023 Impact Report celebrates our shared victories and focuses our work ahead. With the collective will of our local and national supporters, we can achieve our vision for Chicago families —the kind that opens the doors to new opportunities in college, career, and life. An education where 100% of our students graduate with the confidence, knowledge, and skills to shape our city for the better.
We invite you to invest in our work and help us take the next step forward on our collective journey to transform Chicago's public education. Let’s recommit to our children’s and our city’s future together.
With appreciation for your partnership,
CEO, Kids First Chicago, Kids First Chicago Team
Board Chair, Kids First Chicago,
Office Managing Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP