Chicago Public Schools

Department of Social Science & Civic Engagement
501 W 35th Street
Chicago, IL 60616

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Student Voice Committee

Student Voice Committees (SVCs) are designed to form crucial student-adult partnerships to help address the myriad of issues facing schools today. Through engaging students in the decision making process, SVCs seek to:


1. improve school culture and climate, and
2. develop individual youth’s leadership skills.


SVC One Pager
SVC Video
Knowledge Center Student Voice page for more resources.

Student Voice and Activism Fellowship

The Student Voice and Activism Fellowship aims to provide young people with the skills, resources, and support to be heard in the decision-making processes that impact their lives. By partnering with the University of Chicago and the Black Youth Project, we are able to offer a yearlong program that consists of two components: a summer paid internship and ongoing meetings and events throughout the school year.
For more information click HERE.

External Partnerships

Mikva Challenge
DePaul University
University of Chicago
The Black Youth Project
Voices of Youth in Chicago Education
Logan Square Neighborhood Association
Communities United

Our student voice programming is made possible through the generous support of our partners at the MacArthur Foundation, McCormick Foundation and Spencer Foundation.

Page Last Modified on Friday, May 12, 2017