KIPP Chicago Public Charter Schools

KIPP Chicago Public Charter Schools Chicago, IL Founded in 2003, KIPP Chicago Schools began with a single class of fifth graders at KIPP Ascend Middle School. Today, KIPP Chicago includes multiple schools, serving more than 1,000 students in grades K-3 and 5-8. The KIPP Through College Program supports 450 KIPP alumni.  NDA members at KIPP…

Polaris Charter Academy

Polaris Charter Academy Chicago, IL The mission of Polaris Charter Academy is to help students become self-motivated, creative, critical thinkers. The ultimate goal of Polaris is to shape life-long learners and active citizens. Polaris Charter Academy structures its curriculum around “learning expeditions,” which provide stimulating educational experiences. Learning expeditions require students to practice a wide…

Sarah’s Circle

Sarah’s Circle Chicago, IL Sarah’s Circle is a refuge for women who are homeless or in need of a safe space. By providing housing assistance, case management, referral services, and life necessities, Sarah’s Circle encourages women to empower themselves. By rebuilding both emotionally and physically, women at Sarah’s Circle are able to realize their full,…