Our Portfolio

We are proud to partner with a diverse group of non-profit organizations
and civic institutions that enrich the life experiences of Chicago’s children.
Highlights of our portfolio are below.
Education                           Health and Fitness    Art and Culture



Academy for Urban School Leadership
www.ausi-chicago.org
Academy for Urban School Leadership   |   www.ausl-chicago.org
The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) is a nonprofit organization committed to improving student achievement in Chicago's high-poverty, chronically failing schools through its disciplined transformation process, built on a foundation of specially trained teachers.
 


The New Teacher Center
www.newteachercenter.org
The New Teacher Center   |   www.newteachercenter.org
The New Teacher Center (NTC) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to improving student learning by accelerating the effectiveness of teachers and school leaders. Founded in 1998, NTC designs and implements comprehensive, mentor-based support programs that improve teacher and principal retention, build career pathways, and transform schools into vibrant learning communities.



ChiArts HS
chiarts.org
ChiArts HS   |   chiarts.org
The Chicago High School for the Arts is a college-preparatory, pre-professional arts training program. ChiArts offers the following art disciplines: dance, music, theatre, and the visual arts. ChiArts is a Renaissance 2010 Contract School.
 


The Noble Street Charter School Network
noblenetwork.org
The Noble Street Charter School Network   |   noblenetwork.org
Noble Network of Charter Schools is a nonprofit charter management organization that was founded in 1999 to provide educational choice to Chicago students in grades 6-12 seeking to build a foundation for college success. PTFF is proud to be the principal philanthropic partner at two Noble Street campuses.

City Year Chicago
www.cityyear.org
City Year Chicago   |   www.cityyear.org
City Year is a nonprofit that trains diverse young leaders to serve as tutors, mentors, and role models to help build the high school graduation pipeline. Last year, City Year Chicago provided more than 212,500 hours of service to 1,500 Chicago Public School students.
 


Pritzker College Prep
www.pritzkercollegeprep.org
Pritzker College Prep   |   www.pritzkercollegeprep.org
Pritzker College Prep opened as a Noble Network campus in August of 2006 to 150 eager freshmen. The Pritzker model focuses on Scholarship, Discipline and Honor, which creates a culture highly conducive to learning. Pritzker serves nearly 600 students in grades 9-12 and is closing the achievement gap for its 99% minority and 95% low-income student body. Freshmen are growing nearly 3 full points on ACT pre-tests each year. Pritzker boasted the highest average ACT score in the city of Chicago among open-enrollment high schools. The campus celebrated its first ever graduating class this year and 100% of seniors graduated and were accepted into four year colleges; 96% will matriculate to college this fall.


Facing History
www.facinghistory.org
Facing History   |   www.facinghistory.org
Facing History and Ourselves delivers classroom strategies, resources and lessons that inspire young people to take responsibility for their world. Internationally recognized for our quality and effectiveness, Facing History harnesses the power of the Internet and partners with school systems, universities and ministries of education worldwide.
 


Johnson College Prep
www.johnsoncollegeprep.org
Johnson College Prep   |   www.johnsoncollegeprep.org
Johnson College Prep will open its doors in August 2010 to 200 freshmen students in the Englewood community. Like all Noble Street campuses, Johnson College Prep will follow a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum. Englewood College Prep will serve 200 students in grade 9 this fall and will work hard to close the achievement gap for its largely minority and low-income student body. Englewood College Prep will offer families of the Englewood community and surrounding neighborhoods a high-quality educational option for high school students and in doing so, will offer its students a chance to succeed in college. It is anticipated that the vast majority of students will be the first in their families to graduate from high school and college.


Harvard Graduate School of Education
Principal Leadership Development Program
gseweb.harvard.edu
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Principal Leadership Development Program
  |   gseweb.harvard.edu
Principal leadership is one of the greatest determinants of school success. Like most large urban school districts, Chicago Public Schools has an imperative need for high-quality school leaders. To meet this demand, the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), Teach for America (TFA), and Chicago Public School (CPS) joined together to create the Principal Leadership Development Program. The goal is to prepare and support a new cadre of high-caliber instructional leaders to serve as principals in Chicago Public Schools.
 




Teach for America
www.teachforamerica.org
Teach for America   |   www.teachforamerica.org
each for America's mission is to build the movement to eliminate educational inequity by enlisting our nation's most promising future leaders in the effort. Teach For America - Chicago currently fields a corps of 400 teachers working throughout Chicago’s West Side and South Side neighborhoods and in Northwest Indiana. Collectively, TFA corps members and alumni impact more than 60,000 low-income students throughout Chicago each day.
Marwen   |   www.marwen.org
Marwen educates and inspires under-served young people through the visual arts. Marwen was founded to provide Chicago's youth with stimulating and diverse opportunities to channel their adolescent energy into personally rewarding and developmentally appropriate outlets.  Chicago is a city rich in history, architecture, art, and culture, and it is Marwen’s intent to leverage these resources, providing students with an out-of-school program that provides access to opportunity, while remaining highly relevant to their individual and collective experiences.
 
YWCLS   |   www.ywcls.org
The Young Women's Leadership Charter School of Chicago inspires urban girls to engage in rigorous college preparatory learning in a small school focused on math, science and technology that nurtures their self-confidence and challenges them to achieve.


The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues (NAUDL)
www.urbandebate.org
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues (NAUDL)   |   www.urbandebate.org
The NAUDL serves urban public school systems within the United States and works to facilitate participation in organized debate activities for as many urban students as possible. Urban Debate Leagues currently operate in school systems with approximately 87% people of color and 78% low-income student populations.
 
 
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Chicago Run
www.chicagorun.org
Chicago Run   |   www.chicagorun.org
Chicago Run is a non-profit organization that facilitates running programs for youth in Chicago. Through the fun and discipline of a regular running routine, Chicago Run helps schoolchildren improve health habits, build friendship and achievement, and strengthen their bodies--one enthusiastic step at a time!
 

The Art Institute of Chicago
www.artic.edu
The Art Institute of Chicago   |   www.artic.edu
The Art Institute of Chicago collects, preserves, and interprets works of art of the highest quality, representing the world's diverse artistic traditions, for the inspiration and education of the public and in accordance with our profession's highest ethical standards and practices.


Harvard School of Public Health
The Donald and Sue Pritzker Nutrition and Fitness Initiative
www.hsph.harvard.edu
Harvard School of Public Health
The Donald and Sue Pritzker Nutrition and Fitness Initiative
  |   www.hsph.harvard.edu
To address the national and global epidemic of childhood obesity, the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) launched a nationwide application of a childhood exercise and nutrition program that has been piloted by HSPH and the YMCA.
 




Chicago Public Radio
www.chicagopublicradio.org
Chicago Public Radio   |   www.chicagopublicradio.org
Public radio station offering public broadcasting feeds, local program schedule, events, listener requests and audio archives.



Parkways Foundation
www.parkways.org
Parkways Foundation   |   www.parkways.org
The Parkways Foundation invests in Chicago’s parks to enrich communities through historic preservation, environmental initiatives, capital projects and youth/family
 


Museum of Contemporary Art
www.mcachicago.org
Museum of Contemporary Art   |   www.mcachicago.org
One of the nation's largest facilities devoted to the art of our time, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) offers exhibitions of the most thought-provoking art created since 1945. The MCA documents contemporary visual culture through painting, sculpture, photography, video and film, and performance.
 


The Renaissance Society
www.renaissancesociety.org
The Renaissance Society   |   www.renaissancesociety.org
Founded in 1915, The Society's mission is to encourage the growth and understanding of contemporary art through exhibitions, publications, and events. The Society presents art seldom seen in the midwest, giving the public opportunities to investigate the most recent developments in contemporary art. At the same time, the museum is equally committed to fostering the development of Chicago's own rich artistic resources.