New Chance: Arts & Literature Fund
A plan to invest and enhance access to enrichment programming within the school day.
The New Chance Fund launched the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year impacting 20 schools within the Chicago Public School system. The grant engages principals with $100k gift for 3-years to create their vision schools.
With staffing and budgeting support from Ingenuity and The Children’s First Fund, our first cohort has seen implementations of new capital expenditures, curriculum, and staff, meant to enrich the bell-to-bell school day for students. As the 2018-2019 school year approaches, SocialWorks plans to introduce a second cohort of schools focused on expanding students access to computer science enrichment education, pushing our impact to 40 schools.
"We are committed to giving the kids as much as we can."
- Chance the Rapper
Literary Arts Cohort Computer Science Cohort Arts Cohort Jacqueline B. Vaughn Occupational High School Frazier Preparatory Academy Elementary School Ambrose Plamondon Elementary School South Shore High School LEARN Charter School-South Chicago Campus Arnold Mireles Elementary Academy Farragut High School Carroll-Rosenwald Specialty Elementary School Charles Evans Hughes Elementary School Steinmetz High School Edward Coles Elementary Language Academy Edmond Burke Elementary School Curie High School Henry O Tanner Elementary School Edward White Elementary Career Academy Mather High School Oliver Wendell Holmes Elementary School Esmond Elementary School Hubbard High School Charles R Henderson Elementary School Ira F Aldridge Elementary School CVCA High School Harriet E Sayre Elementary Language Academy John Fiske Elementary School DePriest Elementary School Nicholson Technology Academy John Greenleaf Whittier Elementary School Hedges Elementary School Christian Fenger Academy High School Ludwig Van Beethoven Elementary School Finkl Elementary School Roger C Sullivan High School Mahalia Jackson Elementary School Bowen High School Michele Clark Academic Prep Magnet High School Al Raby High School Orr Academy High School Multicultural Academy of Scholarship Richard J Oglesby Elementary School Hyde Park Academy High School Robert A Black Magnet Elementary School Edward Tilden Career Community Academy HS Robert Nathaniel Dett Elementary School Bronzeville Scholastic Academy High School Spry Community Links High School Collins Academy High School William K New Sullivan Elementary School William J Bogan High School Corliss High School Edwin G Foreman College and Career Academy Ninos Heroes Elementary School
Diverse Learners Pod
The Diverse Learners Pod was created for two reasons. 1) Helping students and parents receive a quality education during the pandemic, and 2) Provide unemployment opportunities to teachers and aides.
School districts around the nation are struggling to create remote education plans for diverse learners. To help fill the need for diverse learners, SocialWorks and Altitude Chicago created an education pod. Students within the SocialWorks' e-pods follow the school's curriculum within a controlled CDC compliant atmosphere and receive supervision, specialized tutoring, and socialization exercises throughout the school day. SocialWorks & Altitude hope to support 32 students and teachers and teacher aides throughout the 2020-2021 school year, starting February 1, 2021.
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The Pod and all participants operate within CDC safety guidelines. If you're interested in receiving more information for your student or seeking employment, use the forms below.
Money Raised for the New Chance: Arts & Literature Fund
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