Help CICS catalyze the next wave of school innovation in Chicago!
Fostering innovation is core to our vision of excellence. We depend on private support to grow and advance our innovation initiatives, invest in the next generation of educational leaders and transform the landscape for our students, our schools and the Chicago educational ecosystem.
The generous support of corporate, foundation and individual partners allows CICS to boldly capitalize on new ideas and empower new leaders to drive meaningful change that propels every student, every day, along the path to success in school and in life.
Every gift makes a difference to our 8,000 students!
Thank you for your generosity that helps us provide an excellent education to every child, every day.
To donate by mail please send a check to:Chicago International Charter Schools
Many employers offer a matching gift program. Check with your employer to see if you are able to increase the impact of your donation through a corporate matching gift.
We’re always looking for talented interns and enthusiastic volunteers passionate about supporting our vision.
Our interns work with our professional staff in our network office in downtown Chicago. If you’re an emerging leader eager to hone your strategic, planning, operations and communication skills pursuing educational equity, innovation and excellence, please contact Liz Williams-Clark.
Director of Human Resources
Volunteers enrich our students’ experiences and support our 14 school campuses in multiple ways, including:
Please contact Liz Williams-Clark if your company or organization is interested in partnering with us on a volunteer program. We welcome your involvement.
Share your enthusiasm with your legislators.
Calling or visiting your legislators offers an excellent opportunity to make your voice heard. To find or contact your legislators, please click on the link below.
Our voices are heard when we find opportunities to publically promote charter schools. To join the conversation and stay informed on legislative issues that affect charter schools, we encourage you to join our email list, "Follow" CICS on Twitter and "Like" us on Facebook.
CICS is energized by the fact that so many of our parents have joined charter families from across the city who want their children to continue to have the option of a high-quality, college preparatory charter public school education. We have all seen the positive impact charter schools have made in our children’s education and we believe that charter school families deserve equality in funding and a voice in the future of our children’s education.
For ways to get involved with CICS’s advocacy work, including joining us in Springfield for our annual lobby day, please contact Luis Sanchez.
Director of Communications and Public Affairs