We invest in Chicago-based organizations that promote civics and service learning in grades K-12 and that develop a well-informed and engaged community
We believe that deepening students’ civics knowledge and leadership abilities, particularly through hands-on, direct service learning, is pivotal to ensure the health and vitality of our city. We also believe in giving voice to underrepresented populations and in developing their capacity to overcome local challenges. Our portfolio supports organizations that encourage citizens of all ages to build leadership skills to better serve their communities and promote dialogue between diverse members of Chicago.
Goals for Civic Affairs portfolios include:
- Civic Discourse and Leadership: Encourage citizens to build leadership skills to better serve their communities and promote dialogue between diverse Chicago citizens.
- Youth Engagement and Service Learning: Promote youth engagement through civics and service learning opportunities that ultimately increase students’ capacity to be effective, informed citizens.