Passionate individuals who believe that education has the power to unlock a bright future for kids, our city, and our region.
POLICY & ADMINISTRATIVE
The Policy & Administrative team brings decades of experience in public education including: accountability and data transparency, fiscal management, and school/network operations support.
Chief Executive Officer
Development & External Affairs Associate
Policy & Engagement Associate
Chief of Policy and School Investment
Director of Policy and Operations
PARENT & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
The parent and community engagement team underpins all community and parent engagement efforts. Our Parent Engagement Team works in communities and schools, providing parents with digestible information to find the best schools for their children and to help shape education policy to better serve all of Chicago’s children.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Our Board is comprised of a bipartisan mix of city business and philanthropic leaders, along with current and former educators.
Chief Executive Officer, Kids First Chicago
Patrick J. Canning | Board Chair
Managing Partner, KPMG
Chief Investment Officer,
Barrett Lo Visionary Development
Lula M. Ford
Retired Educator & Member, Illinois State Board of Education
Thomas J. Formolo
Partner, New Harbor Capital LLC
Philip L. Hildebrandt
Chief Executive Officer, Segall Bryant & Hamill
Donald G. Lubin | Director Emeritus
Partner, Dentons US LLP
John W. Madigan
Retired Chairman & CEO, Tribune Company
Chief Executive Officer, PowerReviews
Executive Director, Namaste Charter School
Associate Professor, Learning Sciences Northwestern University
Jose Luis Prado
Chairman & CEO, Evans Food Group Ltd.
John W. Rowe
Chairman Emeritus, Exelon Corporation
Timothy R. Schwertfeger
Chairman Emeritus, Nuveen Investments
Nancy S. Searle | Vice Chair
Retired Chairman & CEO, Evans Food Group Ltd.
Partner, Bain & Company
Harrison I. Steans
Chairman of the Executive Committee, Financial Investments Corporation
David J. Vitale
Chairman, Urban Partnership Bank
Kelly R. Welsh
President, Civic Committee of The Commercial Club of Chicago
Chief of Staff, Nuveen Advisory Services