Chicago Public Schools 2013-18 Action Plan

This action plan – The Next Generation: Chicago's Children – was developed after listening carefully to the concerns of thousands of citizens and civic leaders across the City of Chicago. We have heard from parents and community members, from principals and teachers, religious leaders and business leaders, elected officials and philanthropists.

This 5-year plan is not intended to sit on a shelf. It is an action roadmap to achieving our vision of a high-quality education for every child in the district. Within this framework we have outlined strategies that will be refined and strengthened as we move forward in response to your feedback, to lessons learned along the way, and to new insights into how best to achieve our collective goals.

At CPS, our vision is that every student in every neighborhood will be engaged in a rigorous, well-rounded instructional program and will graduate prepared for success in college, career and life.

Current Opportunities for Chicago Public Schools (CPS)

Chicago Public Schools Dream Fund Scholarship

Opportunity Type: Scholarship
Application Deadline: June 01, 2022
Description: In 2011, CPS Scholarship Manager Marcia Boyd envisioned a talent and need-based, last-dollar scholarship for academically talented undocumented Chicago Public Schools students. The goal of the scholarship is to assist talented DREAMers in their quest to pursue a post-secondary education.

A significant number of Chicago Public Schools students are undocumented and due to state and federal financial aid policies, these students are ineligible to receive any Federal or state financial aid.

Funding for this scholarship is made possible through tax-deductible contributions to the CPS Dream Fund. The scholarship awards will be sent directly to the colleges or universities that the awardees attend in the fall of 2015.

Edward and Shirley Calahan Scholarship

Opportunity Type: Scholarship
Application Deadline: June 01, 2022
Description: The Edward and Shirley Calahan Scholarship Fund will provide assistance to financially challenged low income students who desire a college education but do not have the financial means to pay for their college expenses. Their goal is to provide help for those that desire an opportunity, but cannot do it by themselves. The Calahan Foundation plans to award three scholarships.

Contact Information

Chicago Public Schools (CPS)