Chicago Foundation for Education

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Basic Information

Address: 1 N. LaSalle St., Ste.1675
Phone Number: 3126702323
Director: Maggie Morrison

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Additional Information

Causes Served: Chicago Public School teachers and students
Population Served: Chicago Public School teachers and students
Ages for Volunteer: Any
Hours of Service: M-F 9am-5pm
Days of Service: weekdays
Mission Statement:

Chicago Foundation for Education (CFE) offers grants and professional development opportunities to Chicago Public School (CPS) teachers. For more than 30 years, CFE initiatives have supported the teachers of CPS by enhancing teacher expertise, developing their leadership capacity, and creating learning communities.

Additional Information:

CFE currently offers five grant‐based programs and a teacher workshop to encourage curricular innovation and the replication of effective instruction. These include:

  • Annual Teachers as Leaders and Learners Workshop

  • Small Grants
  • Study Group Team Member Grants
  • Study Group Coach Grants
  • Action Research Leadership Institute (ARLI) Fellowships
  • Fund for Teachers (FFT) Fellowships

We also offer Character Education Grants to fund the integration of teaching practices that encourage responsible decision‐making and emphasize the need for teamwork, respect, and tolerance in the classroom. Outreach efforts include Teacher Liaison and Teacher‐to‐Teacher initiatives.

During the past fiscal year alone, CFE funded 586 grants and worked with 945 teachers across 270 schools.