How We Rise

Call to Action: Grow Your Own Illinois

Students come from numerous social backgrounds, each with their different world views, circumstances and needs. Therefore, teachers need to be prepared to handle that variety of world views. Grow Your Own Illinois, or GYO, understands the necessity for teachers to not...

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CPSchools’ Professionals Series

The CPSchools’ Professionals Series is a collection of experiences lived and relayed by teachers and education professionals who work in Chicago public schools. Here, teachers, guidance counselors, specialists, coaches, administration, and other professionals in CPS...

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Are We Making A Difference?

This question has been on my mind for a long time, especially in the past few months: How do we (Chicago Rises) know we are making a difference? Measuring success and impact is a universal need, from businesses to nonprofits to people in their daily lives. In some...

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Chicago Rises on Founder Stories

Recently we collaborated with the platform Founder Stories to share what we do here at Chicago Rises. It was the first time I remember doing a video interview, so I admit it was a bit awkward at first talking straight into the camera. But I was able to quickly loosen...

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How Chicago Rises is Rising

Hello Chicago! The team has been discussing recently how we can better communicate and engage with our fellow Chicagoans. We want to have an open line of communication going both ways. First, how can we let you know what we're doing to improve Chicago...

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