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We’re The Cleveland Avenue Foundation for Education.

Our Values

“We believe that to whom much is given, much is required.”

“We believe that age is not an accomplishment and youth is not a sin. We must learn from both.”

“We believe that love is the cornerstone of our work and drives everything we do.”

“We believe that collaboration has no hierarchy and is vital to sustainability.”

“We believe that everyone has the potential to be a leader and we create an environment to cultivate their growth.”

“We believe in meeting people where they are and helping them grow.”

“We believe in starting with our communities of greatest need.”

“We believe that a lack of resources should not hinder success.”

“We believe that investing in our young people today will ultimately change the world.”

  • Nearly half of all students at Chicago’s worst high schools are significantly behind grade level in math, meaning they can’t solve simple algebraic equations.
  • The latest five-year graduation rate is 73.5 percent, CPS said. The rate has been rising steadily over the past five years, according to district figures, and in 2014-15 was 69.9 percent.
  • CPS said 20,438 students graduated in 2015-16, part of a steady local graduation rate increase that's mirrored general national trends.
  • RACE & POVERTY DO NOT PREDETERMINE DESTINY Five of the highest performing elementary schools have African American populations exceeding 98%.
  • The only way to ensure all Chicago’s children have equitable access to a high-quality education is to ensure there is equity in access, accountability, and critically, in funding.

Our Values

“We believe that to whom much is given, much is required.”

“We believe that age is not an accomplishment and youth is not a sin. We must learn from both.”

“We believe that love is the cornerstone of our work and drives everything we do.”

“We believe that collaboration has no hierarchy and is vital to sustainability.”

“We believe that everyone has the potential to be a leader and we create an environment to cultivate their growth.”

“We believe in meeting people where they are and helping them grow.”

“We believe in starting with our communities of greatest need.”

“We believe that a lack of resources should not hinder success.”

“We believe that investing in our young people today will ultimately change the world.”