The Federation for Community Schools is committed to ensuring that community schools get the support -- both resources and professional development -- they need to engage in strong work and change outcomes for children and families.

We have seen greater involvement in both our professional development and advocacy programs; and as a state-network, our membership has grown to include community schools in over 16 regions from southern to northern Illinois. Today, we are 1,500+ community schools members strong...and growing!
We've been advocating this year for opportunities to support your work through the Every Student Succeeds Act, and through a new 21st Century Community Learning Center funding RFP. We've engaged members in advocacy and action around the state budget crisis, and have worked with partners and the state to develop a Children's Cabinet for Illinois.
Under our Professional Development Programs, we served more than 650 individuals through our 20 opportunities designed to challenge our members and foster successful community schools in their neighborhoods. From our Community Schools 101 sessions to our Annual Community Schools Forum in November, our Professional Development Program is critical in directly preparing individuals to work in community schools.

The Federation's work would not be possible without your support; please consider a donation of $10, or any amount, to help us continue this important work on behalf of community schools. Together, we can support successful schools and vibrant communities.

You can make your contribution via credit card by clicking the Donate button above .  If you would prefer to make your donation using a check , please send your payment to:

Federation for Community Schools
Attn: Melissa Mitchell
125 S. Wacker Dr., 14th Floor
Chicago, IL 60606

The following giving levels pertain to individual supporters:
Honorable Mention
$1 - $50.00
Honor Roll
$50 - $200.00
Dean’s List
$200 - $500.00
Over $500

Federation for Community Schools • 125 S. Wacker Drive • 14th Floor • Chicago • IL 60606 • 312.424.6814