Help CICS expand our impact.
For nearly 30 years, CICS has supported a portfolio of partner organizations that employ their unique academic model to run tuition-free public charter schools that best serve the needs of their communities.
Today, CICS partners with three organizations that collectively operate 13 public charter schools across Chicago, enrolling more than 7,000 students from Kindergarten through the 12th grade.
The generous support of our CICS community allows us to thoughtfully and strategically invest in our schools, educational leaders, students and their communities. Your investment enables CICS to support experienced, innovative and dynamic educators who are looking to change the way their schools partner with the community, engage with families and educate young people.
Thank you for believing in this important work and being a part of our CICS community. At CICS, we are passionate about our work - and we can’t do it without you.
To donate by mail. please send a check, payable to “Chicago International Charter School” to:
Chicago International Charter School
11 E. Adams, Ste. 600
Chicago, IL 60603
We’re always looking for talented interns and enthusiastic volunteers passionate about supporting our vision.
Our interns work with our professional staff in our network office in downtown Chicago. If you’re an emerging leader eager to hone your strategic, planning, operations and communication skills pursuing educational equity, innovation and excellence, please contact Liz Williams-Clark.
Director of Human Resources
Volunteers enrich our students’ experiences and support our 14 school campuses in multiple ways, including:
Please contact Liz Williams-Clark if your company or organization is interested in partnering with us on a volunteer program. We welcome your involvement.
Share your enthusiasm with your legislators.
Calling or visiting your legislators offers an excellent opportunity to make your voice heard. To find or contact your legislators, please click on the link below.
Our voices are heard when we find opportunities to publically promote charter schools. To join the conversation and stay informed on legislative issues that affect charter schools, we encourage you to join our email list, "Follow" CICS on Twitter and "Like" us on Facebook.
CICS is energized by the fact that so many of our parents have joined charter families from across the city who want their children to continue to have the option of a high-quality, college preparatory charter public school education. We have all seen the positive impact charter schools have made in our children’s education and we believe that charter school families deserve equality in funding and a voice in the future of our children’s education.
For ways to get involved with CICS’s advocacy work, please contact Luis Sanchez.
Director of Communications and Public Affairs