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VOICES

VOICES

When I think about how and why I became the person I am today, it really centers on three things: Access, Community, and Voice.

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Educator Spotlight

Educator Spotlight: Kevin Kreller

Educator Spotlight: Kevin Kreller

What is your role at your school?

I am a Mentor Teacher at CICS Irving Park. I teach three sections of 8th-grade History, co-teach a section of Algebra, and I help coach teachers.

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Partner Spotlight

Accenture

Accenture

Accenture is a global management consulting and professional services firm that provides strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations services. Partnering with CICS for 10 year, Accenture supports a mentoring program that provides CICS students with exposure to career fields and guides them to make informed decisions about college after high school graduation and their career going forward. As part of the program, an Accenture employee is paired with a CICS Student for the duration of the school year.

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A Message from the CEO

A Message from the CEO

Greetings, CICS Leaders-

As we brace for what feels like a watershed moment in Chicago’s long history of police violence against young Black and Brown people, I’m thinking of our communities, our students, and our school staff and leaders. As you likely know, the verdict in the trial of Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke, who four years ago shot Laquan McDonald 16 times, is expected soon. 

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From the community: Chicago International Charter School Launches Open Call for Education Entrepreneur Fellowship Program

From the community: Chicago International Charter School Launches Open Call for Education Entrepreneur Fellowship Program

Chicago International Charter School (CICS) has launched an Open Call for applications for the next cohort of its Education Entrepreneur Fellowship program. CICS' flagship innovation and incubation program, the Fellowship, supports education innovators by providing them with the tools, networks, and resources necessary to bring their innovative classroom and school model concepts from ideation to transformational impact. Launched in January 2018, the Fellowship has resulted in the successful launches of the school transformation ventures, ChicagoRise and Empowered Community Schools, and the micro-lab ventures, Boy's Lab and the Civitas Community Impact Experience.

The Education Entrepreneur Fellowship Open Call closes on Thursday, November 1, 2018. Up to six Fellows will be selected for the Winter 2019 cohort. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply online at https://www.onramps.com/jobs/1435.

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VOICES

VOICES

When I think about how and why I became the person I am today, it really centers on three things: Access, Community, and Voice.

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Voices

Voices

Lift every voice…” I have sung that opening refrain on many occasions in my life, each time freshly reminded how much every voice matters and how much every voice counts. Now more than ever before, the transforming power of each of our voices is not simply a good thing, it’s a necessary one.

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Join CICS Ralph Ellison, CICS ChicagoQuest and CICS Northtown at Their Upcoming High School Fair!

Join CICS Ralph Ellison, CICS ChicagoQuest and CICS Northtown at Their Upcoming High School Fair!

Come learn about academics, special programs, exxtracurriculars, admissions criteria, how to apply, and more!

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CICS to Host Free School Fair Saturday March 25th @ the Auburn-Gresham Gymnasium

CICS to Host Free School Fair Saturday March 25th @ the Auburn-Gresham Gymnasium

CICS will host its first ever network wide school fair on Saturday March 25th! If you are looking for free, quality school options in your neighborhood, come on out and meet us. The fair is free, and representatives from all 14 CICS campuses will be onsite. CICS campuses are tuition-free and open to all Chicago residents.

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