School partners

The Academy Group works with 30 public schools across Chicago, including neighborhood, magnet, charter, and selective institutions. 94% of the students we serve are black and brown and we will continue to expand our partnerships to support young people from Chicago’s most
resilient communities.

Who are our school partners


Shoesmith Elementary School

Burroughs Elementary School

Belmont-Cragin Elementary School

Haines Elementary School

UChicago Charter School: North Kenwood/Oakland

UChicago Charter School: Donoghue Campus

Ruben Salazar Elementary Bilingual Center

Chavez Elementary Multicultural Academy

The Academy for Global Citizenship

Beethoven Elementary

Chicago International Charter School Bucktown campus

Dewey Academy of Fine Arts

John Fiske Elementary

Donald J. Marquez Elementary, an Acero School

James Monroe Elementary School

Bernhard Moos Elementary School


Amundsen High School

Back of the Yards High School

Holy Trinity High School

Michele Clark Magnet School

Walter Dyett High School for the Arts

George Westinghouse College Prep

ASPIRA Business & Finance High School

Crane Medical Prep High School

Roberto Clemente Community Academy

Walter H. Dyett High School for the Arts

Epic Academy

John Hancock College Prep

Kenwood Academy

Intrinsic Schools

The Noble Academy

University of Chicago Charter School at Woodlawn

Urban Prep Academies

Walter Payton College Prep

George Washington High School

Whitney M. Young Magnet High School

Why these partnerships are valuable

As we recognize that talent is ubiquitous, we believe it is imperative to build strong partnerships with schools that reflect Chicago’s diverse landscape. We’re hopeful that these relationships become part of the connective tissue that bring communities together to help prepare young people to leverage their innate potential to become change agents.