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We know the great value and many benefits to students and neighborhoods when community members are involved in local schools. That’s why we offer residents and community partners so many opportunities to actively engage with CPS to enrich the educational experiences of students, advance their own learning, influence decision making, and improve their neighborhoods.

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Explore the many different ways you can invest in the future of students, communities, and the city of Chicago.

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23 February 2024
End of Week Message: This Is What Success Looks Like!
In a letter to families, CPS CEO Pedro Martinez celebrates the District's Golden Apple finalists and positive academic recovery data.


22 February 2024
Update on CPS’ Commitment to Whole School Safety
In a letter to families, District leaders share an update on the CPS Whole School Safety Framework.


20 February 2024
CPS: #1 in Post-Pandemic Reading Gains Among Large Urban Districts!
In a letter to families, CPS leaders highlight promising new academic data.


16 February 2024
End of Week Message: Shaping our City’s Future Teachers
In a letter to families, CPS CEO Pedro Martinez highlights the District's Teach Chicago Tomorrow program.


09 February 2024
End of Week Message: Honoring Our CPS Counselors
In a letter to families, CPS CEO Pedro Martinez recognizes National School Counseling Week.

Engage in Lifelong Learning

Attend Parent Universities for ESL, GED, financial literacy, career development, job search training, and more programs that can enhance your life and well-being. Our classes, workshops and events are free and open to all Chicago residents.

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Engage in Lifelong Learning

Attend Parent Universities for ESL, GED, financial literacy, career development, job search training, and more programs that can enhance your life and well-being. Our classes, workshops and events are free and open to all Chicago residents.

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Work with Us

Interested in working with CPS to build a better future for all Chicago children?  We have current openings in local schools and in our offices. Find the right opportunity for you.

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Annual Regional Analysis (ARA)

The Annual Regional Analysis (ARA) is a fact-based report produced by CPS every year to aid in district planning, and supports CPS’ mission of providing a high-quality school in every neighborhood.

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Annual Regional Analysis (ARA)

The Annual Regional Analysis (ARA) is a fact-based report produced by CPS every year to aid in district planning, and supports CPS’ mission of providing a high-quality school in every neighborhood.

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School Model Exploration

As more communities explore pathways for strengthening school choices in their neighborhoods, CPS has consistently been asked for support in how they can better navigate the process. Because CPS is committed to supporting our communities, we have documented best practices from other schools that have gone through adapting their school models to ensure that communities have access to our lessons learned.

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Service Learning Community Partners

CPS believes so strongly in the value of service learning that we made it a graduation requirement, and we look to community organizations and agencies to play an integral role in shaping this program. Community groups are co-educators who bring specific expertise in the issues related to their organizations and in most cases the communities they serve. 

Service Learning Community Partners are useful to every stage of service learning. They can assist in the preparation stage by deepening student’s knowledge of issues, serve as a hub where the actual action takes place, and facilitate discussions that allow students to merge course content with their service experience.

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