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The 1954 Project and its commitment to foster and support Black leaders across the education landscape and transform education for all, was recently featured in Inside Philanthropy.
This Crain’s Chicago Business article features the CAFÉ’s newest initiative, The 1954 Project. Named for the year the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on the school segregation case Brown v. Board of Education, the 1954 Project’s goal is ...Read More
2020 Change Maker: Liz Thompson, Founder and President of The Cleveland Avenue Foundation for Education
By: Lauren Coughlin
Liz Thompson knows the power of a good educator.
“I have always admired teachers because of the amazing people that taught and ...Read More
By: Michelle Singletary
This article titled, “Black Americans donate a higher share of their wealth than Whites,” outlines how Black Americans give a larger share of their wealth to charities than ...Read More
Pahara and Aspen Institutes Announce New Class of Leaders for Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship
SAN FRANCISCO (October 25, 2018) – The Pahara Institute, together with the Aspen Institute, announced today ...Read More
In addition to receiving Chicago Crain’s prestigious 40 under 40 honor, Dawn Frances advances the mission of the Cleveland Avenue Foundation for Education to support and mentor underserved Chicago students & professionals by investing in organizations focused ...Read More
Join us in helping children and youth of Chicago build their dreams!
From humble beginnings in 1849 as an orphanage, the history of CCCS has paralleled the history of our ...Read More
February marks Black History Month. During this month, Make It Better celebrates black women of impact who are making Chicagoland a better place. These dynamic women are among a select group who continually demonstrate what it means ...Read More
Electrical Engineering Alums Support Successful Initiatives for Underrepresented Minorities
Don and Liz Thompson give back to the longstanding Minority Engineering Program.
Ask Don (BSEE '84) ...Read More
Julie Xu covers the Resurrection Projects' Increase the Peace Campout. Bridget Vaughn interviews Liz Thompson of CAFE - the Cleveland Avenue Foundation for Education - about philanthropy in the Black community of Chicago. Sam Larsen visits The ...Read More