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Parent University

Parent Universities provide learning experiences to empower families to support their student's academic success, and to assist parent/guardians in furthering their own education and developing new skills.

Parent Universities offer parents, guardians, and community members learning and training programs on a broad array of topics at CPS school sites across the city at no cost.

Class, workshop, and event offerings include understanding Common Core, GED, ESL, parenting skills, health and wellness, nutrition, understanding Microsoft Office Suite (i.e., Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel), financial literacy, job search, and career development strategies. 

Each Parent University is equipped with a computer lab, a parent resource room, an office area, and an activity room.

Upcoming FACE event calendar

Thursday, January 7th
4:00 PM: Ask The Expert
Join us for a discussion with Bryan Stokes II, Chief of Early Childhood Education, to learn more about how CPS has been preparing for the safe return of our Pre-K students.

Pregunta a un Experto
Únase a nosotros para una discusión con Bryan Stokes II, Jefe de Educación Infantil, para aprender más sobre cómo CPS se ha estado preparando para el regreso seguro de nuestros estudiantes de Pre-K.

Thursday, January 14th
4:00 PM: Ask The Expert
Tune in with Dr. Kenneth Fox, Chief Health Officer, to learn exactly why it's safe to reopen.

Pregunta a un Experto
Sintonice con el Dr. Kenneth Fox, Director de Salud, para saber exactamente por qué es seguro reabrir.

Thursday, January 21st
4:00 PM: Ask The Expert
Let's chat with Clarence Carson, Chief of Facilities, to find out what investments and procedures CPS has implemented to ensure a safe return.

Pregunta a un Experto
Hablemos con Clarence Carson, Jefe de Instalaciones, para averiguar qué inversiones y procedimientos ha implementado CPS para garantizar un retorno seguro.

Parent University Website


Parent University Campuses

One Parent University campus serves each of 13 CPS Networks. While Parent Universities foster relationships within their communities, CPS welcomes and encourages you to attend events and programs at any Parent University campus. 

  • Network 1:  Albany Park Parent University 
  • Network 2: Rogers Park Parent University 
  • Network 3: Austin/Westside Parent University
  • Network 4: Avondale Parent University 
  • Network 5: Humboldt Park Parent University
  • Network 6: University Village Parent University 
  • Network 7: Pilsen/Little Village Parent University
  • Network 8: Back of the Yards Parent University 
  • Network 9: Bronzeville Parent University
  • Network 10: Ashburn Parent University 
  • Network 11: Auburn Gresham Parent University 
  • Network 12: South Shore Parent University 
  • Network 13: Pullman Parent University

To find out which Network is associated with your child’s school, use the Network Locator.

View map of Parent University campus locations.

Find FACE manager contact information.

Family and Community Engagement in Education (FACE)

773-553-FACE (3223)

42 W. Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60602