Safe Passage Routes 

Safe Passage is designed to provide safe routes for students while traveling to and from school. Each identified school will have a uniquely tailored strategy, which will take into consideration that school's community, popular modes of student transportation, arrival and dismissal times, and student residences.

Safe Passage Maps

View Safe Passage Maps by selecting your school.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the hiring process?
  2. In all cases, interested applicants must submit to the specific vendor an employment application. CPS is not conducting the hiring.  Choose what location interests you, then contact the specific vendor directly and they will be able to describe their exact hiring process.

  3. What are some of the desired qualifications?
  4. Successful candidates will typically possess the following qualifications:

    • Very knowledgeable (or preferably a member) of the community they wish to serve
    • Able to demonstrate a commitment to serving our students
    • Able to demonstrate an ability to build relationships with students and de-escalate conflicts
    • Consistent track record for being reliable and on time
    • Able to physically stand for long periods of time and tolerate all weather conditions
    • Able to read and write incident reports
    • Must be able to pass CPS Background Check (Click here for a list of enumerated offenses that will not be approved.)
    • Additional qualifications may apply for each specific vendor
  5. What are the issues that will prohibit someone from not being able to pass the CPS Background Check?
  6. Click here for a list of enumerated offenses that will not be approved.

  7. What are the hours and rate of pay for this position?
  8. All Safe Passage workers must be committed to work a total of 5 hours per day, 5 days a week.  The exact start and end times will vary by school.  In all cases, Safe Passage workers will need to work a split shift to support student arrival and dismissal, meaning people will be expected to work a few hours in the morning and a few hours in the afternoon.  Pay is $10/hour.

  9. Will I receive training if I am hired?
  10. All Safe Passage workers will receive training before they begin working as well as ongoing support to promote a successful experience.

Safe Passage Vendors


Vendor Phone #


A Knock at Midnight

(773) 488-2960

Gage Park, Langford, Nicholson, O'Toole, Randolph ES

Alliance for Community Peace

(773) 846-8830

Air Force, Burke, Dunbar, Dusable, Gresham, Harlan, Hirsch, Jenner, Morton, Urban Prep


(773) 988-5588

Aldridge, Carver ES, CICS-Lloyd Bond, CICS-Hawkins, DuBois, Claremont, Curtis, Earle, Harper, Hendricks, Libby, Lindbolm, Montefiore, Revere, Richards, Sherwood, Tilden

Ark of St. Sabina

(773) 483-4300

Bogan, Robeson, Simeon, TEAM

Black Star Project

(773) 285-9600

Alcott, Brenneman, Chappell, McCutcheon, McPherson, Uplift

Black United Fund of IL

(773) 324-0494

Bond, Brooks, CVCA, Fenger, Harvard, Julian, Morgan Park, Parkside, Wentworth, South Shore HS

Brighton Park Neighborhood Council

(773) 523-7110

Back of the Yards HS, Hamline , Chavez, Kelly, Solorio, Hernandez, Sandoval

Bright Star Community Outreach

(773) 616-7287

Chicago Military Academy, Drake, Graham HS, Mollison, NTA, Pershing, Woodson

Centers for New Horizons

(773) 373-5700

Phillips, Wells, I.

Claretian Associates

(773) 734-9181

Bowen, Burnham, Corliss


(773) 762-5733

Gregory, Spencer, Ward, L.


(773) 542-9233

Farragut, Little Village, Spry, Spry Community Links, Hammond, Telpochcalli, Saucedo

Leave No Veteran Behind

(312) 379-8652

Courtenay, Harte, Kenwood, Marshall Middle, Northwest, Ray

Network of Woodlawn

(773) 256-6942

Dulles, Fiske, Hyde Park, South Shore ES, Till, Wadsworth

Prologue, Inc.

(773) 935-9925

Ames, Cardenas, Castellanos, Kelvyn Park, McAuliffe, Otis

Puerto Rican Cultural Center

(773) 342-7989

Chi Arts, Chopin, Clemente, De Diego, Wells HS

Saving Our Sons

(773) 678-1912

Faraday, Hefferan, Melody, Tilton


(312) 663-0305

Cullen, Haley, Hughes, L., Lavizzo, Metcalfe, Owens

Target Area Development Corp

(773) 651-6470

Barton, Cather, Crown, Jensen, Johnson, Manley, Marshall, Orr, Ryder

Teamwork Englewood

(773) 488-6600

Bass, Hope, Mays


(773) 588-0180

Herzl, Hughes, C., Lawndale, Mason, Penn

Westside Health Authority

(773) 378-1878

Austin, Crane, DePriest, Dett, Douglass, Ellington, Leland, Michele Clark, Phoenix Military

Page Last Modified on Wednesday, September 02, 2015